Music director at Los Angeles’s KCRW radio station, Tom Schnabel started the daily program Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 1980s, first bringing world music to U.S. radio with such artists as Buena Vista Social Club, Ravi Shankar, and Caetano Veloso. Schnabel is also currently the program adviser for the Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
1. Witty, wonderful, wacky Lubitsch at his best. His daughter worked at KCRW!
2. I always cry at the end, then go out for pasta and cheap red wine.
3. You can hear J.-L. Barrault cry “Garance!” from the other side of the world.
4. So funny I disrupted a screening with my laughter.
5. The only thing better than this great movie is Buñuel’s autobiography, My Last Sigh.
6. The suspense is mesmerizing, even paralyzing.
7. It’s as much an impressionist painting as it is a film.
8. This great film was made back when Olympic athletes were regular folk.
9. You’ll never watch a conductor the same way after seeing this great Preston Sturges film.
10. I saw this movie as an adolescent in the late fifties, at the Bay Theatre in Pacific Palisades, and it made me feel strange things I’d never felt before . . . I also thought that Brigitte Bardot was the number-one sex kitten on earth.