One of the finest screen and television character actors of his generation, Patrick Kilpatrick has played against a broad spectrum of superstars including Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Pam Grier, and Naomi Watts, to name a few. With an entertainment career spanning more than 170 credits as lead actor, producer, screenwriter, director, and global entertainment teacher, Kilpatrick is now sharing his life in his much-anticipated two-volume memoir. Revealing details of a volatile, yet privileged upbringing, and a searing, often hilarious and scandalous literate look behind three decades of working with Hollywood´s elite, Kilpatrick tells a rollicking tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Kilpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137656/bk_acx0_137656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actor, director, screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton on this archive edition of Fresh Air. The 1996 film Sling Blade which he wrote, directed and starred in put him on the map and earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted screenplay. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1998 film A Simple Plan. Last year he directed the film All the Pretty Horses. This past year, he starred in the Coen Brothers The Man Who Wasn´t There, Bandits with Bruce Willis, and Monster´s Ball. Before he got into acting, he was interested in a music career. Last fall he released a new CD on which he sings his own songs, Private Radio. (Original Broadcast Date: January 9, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020731/rt_whyy_020731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actor, director, screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton and British comedian Eddie Izzard on this edition of Fresh Air The 1996 film Sling Blade which Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed and starred in put him on the map and earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted screenplay. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1998 film A Simple Plan. Last year he directed the film All the Pretty Horses. This past year, he starred in the Coen Brothers The Man Who Wasn´t There, Bandits (which is now out on video) with Bruce Willis, and Monster´s Ball. Before he got into acting, he was interested in a music career. Last fall he released a new CD on which he sings his own songs, Private Radio. Eddie Izzard has won over fans with his quirky comedy and his cross-dressing. The Chicago Tribune says ´´Izzard lives up to his billing. He´s very bright, very fast and very hip.´´ As an actor, Izzard has appeared in the films Mystery Men, The Avengers, and The Velvet Goldmine. His new film is The Cat´s Meow. (Broadcast Dates: January 9, 2002 and April 26, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020426/rt_whyy_020426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this interview, Carla Malden speaks with candor and clarity about her experience of living through the debilitating disease and death of her husband and work partner. You will hear how she learned the new language of medicine, how she coped with the reoccurrence of illness, and how she coped with the guilt of things said or not said. She shares the paradox of wanting things to be normal when they are so out of kilter, how therapy is useful for the entire family when a loved one is dying, and what it was like to bring her husband home to die. She describes her process of grieving over time, how writing helped with the grief, and how she coped with survivor’s guilt. Her experience can help us all in breaking the ´habit´´ of someone close to us after they have died, as well as in supporting another who is going through deep grief. Carla Malden has been a screenwriter and published author. She began her career as the assistant to renowned director Elia Kazan. With her husband and screen writing partner, Laurence Starkman, she co-wrote many screen plays and produced and wrote several award winning short films. Along with her father, Academy Award winning actor Karl Malden, she co-authored his critically acclaimed memoir, When Do I Start? (Limelight Editions 2004) and she is the author of Afterimage, A Broken Hearted Memoir of a Charmed Life (Skirt! 2011). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justine Willis Toms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/newd/000085/rt_newd_000085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Geoff Bunn presents a journey through 5,000 years of our understanding of the most complex thing in the known universe: the brain, in this major 10-part BBC Radio 4 series. Human beings have long been fascinated by the brain and how it fulfils its many functions. This groundbreaking cultural history explores the development of our ideas about the mind from Neolithic times to the present day. Starting with prehistoric trepanation and Ancient Egyptian practices, he then focusses on the ideas of Hippocrates, Galenm and early Christian and Islamic scholars. He introduces pioneering scientists such as Thomas Willis and looks at the impact of electricity and evolutionary theory on our understanding of the brain. In addition, he explores the synapse and the part Freud almost played in the history of the brain, reflects on the invention of the EEG, and discovers the impact of neurology on how we understand ourselves today. The series is written and presented by Dr Geoff Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University. Actors Paul Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes provide the voices of those who have written about the brain across the ages. Actor Hattie Morahan gives the Anatomy Lesson, establishing the part of the brain to be highlighted in each episode. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer Barney Quinton. The producer is Marya Burgess. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Bhattacharjee, Jonathan Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/005209/rt_bbcw_005209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Now, this extraordinary icon tells us the story of that life, giving us its full breadth, letting us share in the struggles, the tragedies, and, most of all, the inspiring triumphs. Belafonte grew up, poverty-ridden, in Harlem and Jamaica. His mother was a complex woman - caring but withdrawn, eternally angry and rarely satisfied. His father was distant and physically abusive. It was not an easy life, but it instilled in young Harry the hard-nosed toughness of the city and the resilient spirit of the Caribbean lifestyle. It also gave him the drive to make good and channel his anger into actions that were positive and life-affirming. His journey led to the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he encountered an onslaught of racism but also fell in love with the woman he eventually married. After the war he moved back to Harlem, where he drifted between odd jobs until he saw his first stage play - and found the life he wanted to lead. Theater opened up a whole new world, one that was artistic and political and made him realize that not only did he have a need to express himself, he had a lot to express. He began as an actor - and has always thought of himself as such - but was quickly spotted in a musical, began a tentative nightclub career, and soon was on a meteoric rise to become one of the world’s most popular singers. Belafonte was never content to simply be an entertainer, however. Even at enormous personal cost, he could not shy away from activism. At first it was a question of personal dignity: breaking down racial barriers that had never been broken before, achieving an enduring popularity with both white and black audiences. Then his activism broadened to a lifelong, passionate involvement at the heart of the civil rights movement and countless other political and social causes. The sections on the rise o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Belafonte, Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002793/bk_rand_002793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.