Veteran award-winning radio theater wizard Joe Bevilacqua interviews famous voice actors about their lives and craft. Interviewees include cartoon voice legend June Foray; Fred Frees, voice actor and son of the legendary Paul Frees; Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig; Phillip Proctor, actor, writer, comedian, and Firesign Theatre founding member; Joe Alaskey, the current voice Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Sylvester; and Noel Blanc, son of voice legend Mel Blanc. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007156/bk_blak_007156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Broadway musical The Producers has opened on Broadway, based on the Mel Brooks movie. It stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Hear an archive interview with Mel Brooks. Chicago´s Steppenwolf Theatre´s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest is also on Broadway. Listen to interviews with actor Gary Sinise who stars in it, and director Terry Kinney. Steppenwolf is an actor-driven theatre company known for its ensemble acting, and cutting-edge acting style. (Broadcast Dates: July 30, 1999 and September 20, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010420/rt_whyy_010420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paralympic gold medallist Chris Waddell and actor Guy Pearce on this edition of Fresh Air. Chris Waddell has won metals in both the winter and summer Paralympic Games, competing as both an alpine mono-skier and a wheelchair racer. Waddell is currently competing in the Paralympics in Salt Lake City. He has already won a silver medal this week. Guy Pearce is currently starring in the films The Time Machine and The Count of Monte Cristo. His other movies include Memento, LA Confidential, Rules of Engagement, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. His first big acting break came in the 1980s, when he starred in an Australian syndicated TV series called Neighbours. (Broadcast Date: March 13, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020313/rt_whyy_020313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Novelist Jay McInerney and actress Eva Marie Saint on this edition of Fresh Air. Jay McInerney broke onto the literary scene with his best selling novel Bright Lights, Big City, about the excesses of the a Manhattan yuppie in the 1980s. His new book is a collection of essays about the pleasure of wine. It´s called Bacchus & Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar. Actress Eva Marie Saint starred opposite Marlon Brando in the 1954 film On the Waterfront, and won an academy award for her portrayal of his convent-reared girlfriend. Later she and Cary Grant teamed up for Alfred Hitchcock´s North by Northwest. Saint studied at the famed Actors Studio whose alumni include Brando, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, and Dennis Hopper. This Sunday she stars in the CBS Sunday Movie, Papa´s Angels. (Broadcast Date: November 30, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/001130/rt_whyy_001130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet David Caruso, star of "CSI Miami"; and listen to his confessions what he did wrong in his life and why he regrets his past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorg Bobsin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bobs/000002/rt_bobs_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Voice and acting coach Patsy Rodenburg on this edition of Fresh Air. She´s worked with some of the world´s leading English-speaking actors, including Dame Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith and Nicole Kidman. Her new book is The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer. Rodenburg is the Director of Voice at London´s National Theatre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The Actor Speaks is a complete vocal workshop for performers of every skill level. (Broadcast Date: November 27, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/001127/rt_whyy_001127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson on this edition of Fresh Air. Jackson stars in the new film Shaft, a sequel/update of the 1970s blaxploitation films starring Richard Roundtree. Jackson´s performance in Pulp Fiction (1994) earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. His other films include: Rules of Engagement, Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace, The Negotiator, Jackie Brown, Eve´s Bayou, A Time to Kill, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and a number of movies by Spike Lee. (Broadcast Date: June 27, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/000738/rt_whyy_000738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hear all about actor John Cusack´s prolific acting career on this edition of Fresh Air. He stars in the new film America´s Sweethearts opposite Julia Roberts. By the time Cusack was 22 he had a number of films to his credit: The Sure Thing, Eight Men Out, Say Anything, and Fat Man and Little Boy. Later he went on to make The Grifters, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Thin Red Line, and Grosse Pointe Blank, which he co-wrote. His most recent film was High Fidelity, based on the Nick Hornby novel. (Original Broadcast Date: March 28, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010720/rt_whyy_010720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actress Christine Baranski and garbage expert Benjamin Miller on this edition of Fresh Air. Baranski is probably best known for her work on the TV series Cybill, in which she played Maryann, the best friend of Cybill Shepherd. She´s currently starring in the TV sitcom Welcome to New York. She also plays Martha May Whovier in the new film Dr. Seuss´ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She´s won two Emmys, an American Comedy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Tonys for her theater performances. Her film credits include Bowfinger, Cruel Intentions, and The Birdcage. Her plays include The Real Thing and The House of Blue Leaves. Miller discusses the history of rubbish in New York. He´s the former director of policy planning for the New York City Department of Sanitation. He´s just written a book on the subject, entitled Fat of the Land: Garbage in New York - The Last 200 Years. Miller says that the dumping of garbage has literally shaped New York City as it took over surrounding islands and bulked up Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. (Broadcast Date: December 18, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/001218/rt_whyy_001218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Film director Ang Lee and actress Michelle Yeow on this edition of Fresh Air. Ang Lee´s new movie is Crouching Tiger, Killing Dragon, starring Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeow. He also co-produced the film. Lee is best known for his English-language dramas such as Sense and Sensibility, the Jane Austen novel adaptation, as well as the Chinese-American themed Eat Drink Man Woman and The Wedding Banquet. In Crouching Tiger, Lee brings an art-house sensibility to the Hong Kong martial arts genre. Actress Michelle Yeow´s been called Asia´s foremost female action star. She´s the lead in Ang Lee´s Crouching Tiger, Killing Dragon. Yeow has starred in many films including Supercop with Jackie Chan and the 007 thriller Tomorrow Never Dies. Yeow is also a film producer. She is a native of Ipoh, Malaysia, and was once Miss Malaysia. (Broadcast Date: December 5, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/001205/rt_whyy_001205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.