Oct 16, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Deepa Mehta Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Deepa Mehta Oct 16, 2012 | 53:59Deepa Mehta, one of Canada's most respected and cherished filmmakers, talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her life, her career, and her new movie Midnight's Children. It's the first ever big-screen adaptation of a Salman Rushdie novel, and is Mehta's most ambitious work to date.
Sep 21, 2010 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On the Arts - Robert Lepage Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On the Arts - Robert Lepage Sep 21, 2010 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel talks to one of Canada's most versatile and accomplished men of the theatre, Robert Lepage. As artistic director of the multidisciplinary Ex Machina production company, Lepage is celebrated all over the world. This fall his production of Wagner's Ring Cycle opens in New York.
Mar 15, 2011 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Richard Serra Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Wachtel On The Arts - Richard Serra Mar 15, 2011 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel host of Writers and Company, talks to American artist Richard Serra - his massive curved steel sculptures grace public spaces around the world. Richard Serra talks about his fascination with weight and gravity, and why it was important to knock sculpture off its pedestal.
Jun 29, 2011 | 52:27Wachtel on the Arts German filmmaker Werner Herzog Audio
Wachtel on the Arts German filmmaker Werner Herzog Jun 29, 2011 | 52:27Eleanor Wachtel speaks with one of the masters of cinema, Werner Herzog. Herzog's work ranges from the German New Wave of the late 60s to Fitzcarraldo and Grizzly Man, to his latest movie, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.
Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the making of Fitcarraldo by Werner Herzog is published by HarperCollins. Most of his films are available on DVD.
Jul 13, 2011 | 52:28Wachtel on the Arts American Artist and Filmmaker Julian Schnabel Interview Audio
Wachtel on the Arts American Artist and Filmmaker Julian Schnabel Interview Jul 13, 2011 | 52:28Eleanor Wachtel talks with American artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel: He rose to the top of the international art world in the 1980s.
Now he's equally known for his movies, such as The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and his new film, Miral.
Julian took part in Hirshhorn Dialogues program, an ongoing series of Twitter-based Q&A sessions.
Jul 20, 2011 | 52:27Wachtel on the Arts Canadian Actor Christopher Plummer Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Canadian Actor Christopher Plummer Jul 20, 2011 | 52:27Christopher Plummer was born in 1929. His parents divorced before he was even a year old. He was brought up by his mother and aunts at the family home just outside Montreal.
But Plummer chafed at his genteel, almost Edwardian upbringing. As he puts it, "the gutters soon beckoned". By the time he was a teenager, Plummer was already acting and enjoying the Montreal nightlife. Admittedly, all with his mother's consent.
While many people associate Christopher Plummer with Captain von Trapp in the 1965 movie The Sound of Music, there's so much more to Plummer.