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Corwin

March 21, 2010 9:35 pm Category: Links Leave a comment A+ / A-

(1996) 80 min
Norman Corwin, who turns 100 this year, was the great writer and director of the Golden Age of Radio.
When this acclaimed feature documentary aired on PBS, the Hollywood Reporter wrote, “When you peruse the cultural landscape, there are not that many folks who have achieved the acclamation of national treasure.” Norman Corwin, who turns 100 this year, was the great writer and director of the Golden Age of Radio. His productions regularly featured actors such as Orson Welles, Jimmy Stewart, Groucho Marx and Lionel Barrymore.
The film includes excerpts from many of his famous radio plays and later television productions, along with interviews with CBS news anchor Charles Kuralt, CBS President William Paley, Ray Bradbury, Norman Lear, Bill Moyers and media historian Erik Barnouw.
Actor Charles Laughton said at the time, “There is no actor on the stage, or the screen or in radio, who will not drop what he is doing to be in one of Norman Corwin’s radio shows. We all look up to him as a writer of the first importance, as one of the most important writers in any medium in America today.”

 

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