Movies http://www.kunc.org en The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors' http://www.kunc.org/post/secret-behind-romeros-scary-zombies-i-made-them-neighbors Director George A. Romero grew up on classic movie monsters — and he says he never dreamed he'd be responsible for creating the modern zombie that now lurks alongside those monsters. "I never expected it. I really didn't," he tells NPR's Arun Rath. "... All I did was I took them out of 'exotica' and I made them the neighbors ... I thought there's nothing scarier than the neighbors!"<p>Zombies are everywhere in Hollywood — there's a new batch of films every year, and AMC's <em>The Walking Dead </em>continues to kill it in the ratings. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58955 at http://www.kunc.org The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors' Imagination, Obsession Sets The Stage In 'Venus In Fur' http://www.kunc.org/post/imagination-obsession-sets-stage-venus-fur <p>It’s not unusual for filmmakers as they age to grow interested in theater. Jean Renoir did it toward the end of his career. Ingmar Bergman’s last major film, <em>Fanny and Alexander</em>, takes place in a theatrical family.</p><p>Now 81-year-old Roman Polanski, who has made films about Satanic cults, murderous insanity, Nazi atrocities and other terrors, has directed and written <em>Venus in Fur</em>, based on the play by David Ives.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:37:35 +0000 Howie Movshovitz 58918 at http://www.kunc.org Imagination, Obsession Sets The Stage In 'Venus In Fur' Poignant Cinema Sprung From 'The War To End All Wars' http://www.kunc.org/post/poignant-cinema-sprung-war-end-all-wars <p>As we commemorate it's 100th anniversary, it's worth noting that films about World War I are nothing like the movies about World War II. While World War II films typically picture the end of the war as triumph, World War I movies reflect that ghastly absurd logic, and tend to end on notes of waste, loss and futility.</p><p>Most WWI films are anti-war, and there’s no such thing as triumph.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Howie Movshovitz 58745 at http://www.kunc.org Poignant Cinema Sprung From 'The War To End All Wars' Richard Dreyfuss' Kids Revisit 'Jaws,' Conclude It Makes No Sense http://www.kunc.org/post/richard-dreyfuss-kids-revisit-jaws-conclude-it-makes-no-sense <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gciFoEbOA8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I91DJZKRxs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpxOLhuNXfM</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:18:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58700 at http://www.kunc.org Richard Dreyfuss' Kids Revisit 'Jaws,' Conclude It Makes No Sense 'Korengal,' A Retread Whose Subject Matter Still Grips http://www.kunc.org/post/korengal-retread-whose-subject-matter-still-grips <p>The new documentary <em>Korengal</em> shows American soldiers in Afghanistan, yet the footage is less new; it’s made from material not used in an earlier film by the same directors.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Howie Movshovitz 58560 at http://www.kunc.org 'Korengal,' A Retread Whose Subject Matter Still Grips