Our new release of In Cold Blood, Richard Brooks’s chilling 1967 true-crime masterpiece, features an interview with film critic and jazz historian Gary Giddins, who offers a wonderfully illuminating examination of legendary record producer Quincy Jones’s music for the film. In the clip above, Giddins discusses how Jones's menacing jazz score made fascinating use of bass lines—which were played by famed session musician Carol Kaye—and how these haunting musical cues set the psychological tone for the film.
Is Fassbinder’s Working-Class TV Drama Effective as Political Art?
A public-television commission intended to raise class consciousness, Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day inspired heated debates about its political orientation.
In the Words of Tarkovsky
In this contemplative moment from a documentary about Andrei Tarkovsky, the elusive master explains how he tried to conjure an immersive vision of painter Andrei Rublev’s world.