The great documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has interviewed his share of daunting subjects, from former Secretary of Defense Robert NcNamara to the electric-chair technician Fred Leuchter Jr. (a.k.a. Mr. Death). But in this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of his film A Brief History of Time, Morris reveals that meeting the genius astrophysicist Stephen Hawking was particularly intimidating.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.