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17 Nov 2018

Fishko Files from WNYC

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WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.

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    Jazz Pictures

    A new photo book out this week, Art Kane: Harlem 1958, celebrates the famous "Jazz in Harlem" photo created 60 years ago. The book features the contact sheets, quotations, and biographies behind the beloved picture, telling its story frame by frame. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, one player in the picture's drama still remembers the day it was made. More, in this episode of Fishko Files.

    The book Art Kane: Harlem 1958 is out now from the Wall of Sound Gallery.

    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem hosts Kane's son, Jonathan Kane, and one of the 57 musicians in the photo, NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson, on Tuesday, December 4. For tickets and more information, visit the museum's website.

    W. Eugene Smith and his prolific, compulsive documentation of the Jazz Loft are chronicled in Sara Fishko's The Jazz Loft Radio Series, from WNYC.

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann
    Guest: Robert Benton


  • Posted on 15 Nov 2018

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    Ida Lupino

    Ida Lupino (1918-1995) was a film business pioneer - a tough but tender actress who turned herself into a movie director, having been only the second woman to be inducted into the Director's Guild in 1950. In honor of her centenary, commemorated by Film Forum with a Lupino film festival, we bring you a Fishko Files meditation on her life and work. (Produced in 2010)

    Ida Lupino 100 runs at Film Forum Friday, November 9 through Thursday, November 22. For tickets and information, visit their website.

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 08 Nov 2018

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    Movie Remakes

    As the new "A Star is Born" continues to hold steady at the box office (#2!), this archival Fishko Files considers the world of movie remakes. As Sara Fishko tells us, they keep on coming - for good or ill. (Produced in 2004)

    Since the production of this episode in 2004, director Jonathan Demme has died.

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 01 Nov 2018

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    Pakula's Paranoia

    New York-born master filmmaker Alan Pakula died just 20 years ago in an auto accident. Pakula produced "To Kill a Mockingbird" and directed "Sophie's Choice," among many others. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of Fishko Files, some of his films are not getting old - they're getting new.

    Amy Taubin is a film critic and contributing editor for Film Comment and Sight & Sound.

    Matt Zoller-Seitz is the Editor-at-Large for RogerEbert.com and a TV critic for New York Magazine.


    Alan Pakula's Selected Filmography

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 26 Oct 2018

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    Scott Joplin

    Historians can't seem to nail down an exact date for the birth of African-American composer Scott Joplin, but they think he was born between 149-150 years ago, probably in November 1868. This Fishko Files invites his biographer Edward Berlin to consider Joplin's life, and offers a taste of his now-celebrated work, from "Maple Leaf Rag" to "Treemonisha." (Produced in 2011)

    Fishko Files with Sara Fishko

    Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
    Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister and Paul Schneider
    Editor: Karen Frillmann


  • Posted on 18 Oct 2018

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