PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)

Started by ono, July 07, 2011, 03:45:25 AM

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wilberfan

WHYY's "FRESH AIR with Terry Gross" has apparently made their entire archive available online.   I have created a playlist that contains most of the PTA-related content.    (7.5 hours of content in this playlist alone.)

https://freshairarchive.org/playlist/1236
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

ForTheHungryBoy

Quote from: wilberfan on April 02, 2020, 01:02:23 PM
WHYY's "FRESH AIR with Terry Gross" has apparently made their entire archive available online.   I have created a playlist that contains most of the PTA-related content.    (7.5 hours of content in this playlist alone.)

https://freshairarchive.org/playlist/1236
Thank you! Started listening to the TWBB talk with Paul and Terry. Paul sounds super mannerly and calm lol

Robyn


wilberfan

Love the modesty grimace from Paul at the end...
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

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wilberfan

"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

DickHardwood2022

Quote from: wilberfan on August 12, 2022, 11:12:41 PMA Life In Hollywood with George Stevens Jr. and Paul Thomas Anderson

https://soundcloud.com/thedirectorscut/a-life-in-hollywood-with-george-stevens-jr-and-paul-thomas-anderson-ep-365

Thanks for posting that was a very interesting discussion between the two of them.

wilberfan

I just finished listening to the interview.  Fascinating, indeed. I'm adding the book to my list.

Of particular interest to Stalker/Location Nerd Boy, here, was Paul's mention that he owns the house that Curtis Hanson grew up in.  Curtis' dad Wilbur was a teacher/mentor to George Stevens, Jr--and finished his career in education teaching at Portola Jr. High--where Paul first encountered the real-life scene of a young high school kid hitting on the older female photographer's asst on Photo Day.  (Those scenes in LP were also filmed at Portola.)

Paul bought the home from Wilbur's widow Beverly--who lived until 2019, dying at the age of nearly 98. 

Wilbur, Beverly and Curtis are all buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery--where I'm sure some of Curtis' films have been screened.

Also noteworthy to me was Stevens having helped found the American Film Institute--whose L.A. headquarters was the old Doheny Mansion (and on whose grounds I used to go to study for finals in college, circa '73/'74) and whose screening room was the old bowling alley.

We know who restored that bowling alley and fulfilled the Prophecy of Blood (and milkshake) for the camera in 2006...
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."