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Conversation. with. Author. and. Actor. Steve. Martin. Charlie. Rose. /. 1998. From The Charlie Rose Show, September 29, 1998. Reprinted by permission. CHARLIE ROSE: Steve Martin is here. He first made his mark as an Emmy Award–winning ...

Author: Robert E. Kapsis

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626743212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the “wild and crazy guy” with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation’s most accomplished and varied artists. It shows the full range of Martin’s creative work, tracing the source of his comic imagination from his early standup days, starting in the mid to late 1960s through the films he has written and starred in, and emphasizing his more recent creative outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, composer, musician, and art critic. “Standup is the hardest material in the world to write for someone else; it’s like trying to condense 10 years of experience into 20 minutes of new material.,” Martin says. But commenting on his fiction writing, he says. “I think you have to be able to find as a writer that state where you don’t know what you’re going to say or what the character is going to say or who the characters are. That’s the biggest thrill of all. When you start to trust that subconscious thing and you don’t censor yourself—just remember you can always throw it away—that’s when the good stuff comes out.” The selected materials consist not only of pieces focused primarily on Martin’s writings, but also broader profiles and conversations that help explain Martin’s development as a writer within the larger context of his many other accomplishments, talents, and performance skills.
2014-09-02 By Robert E. Kapsis

As Father of the Bride II became a box office hit in America , I had several conversations with Ilene , Steve's personal assistant in Hollywood . She explained that shortly after the movie was released in America it was also released ...

Author: Morris Walker

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 1561719803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

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The author shares memories of his long-time friendship with Steve Martin and their shared love for performing and magic, and describes Martin's rise as a comedian, entertainer, and actor.
2001 By Morris Walker

Stephan Martin's book Cosmic Conversations makes an excellent contribution to the philosophical revival that is taking ... Steve McIntosh, author of Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution Cosmic Conversations offers the ...

Author: Stephan Martin

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601637611

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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“Some of the most compelling, cutting-edge ideas about who we are and what kind of world we live in. This is a daring book—and a great read!”—Glenn Hartelius, PhD, coeditor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered “What is the universe?” In this lively and engaging collection of interviews, astronomer Stephan Martin talks with some of today’s most innovative and cutting-edge thinkers on the nature of the universe and our relationship to it. Scientists, mystics, indigenous elders, and cultural creatives all share their unique voices on the nature of reality, the interplay of science and religion, the future of humanity, and the role of each person in a mysterious and evolving universe. Filled with rich insight, dynamic discussion, and penetrating wisdom, Cosmic Conversations asks the fundamental questions about the universe many of us have wondered about, yet few have explored in-depth, questions such as: Do time, space, and matter really exist? Can the universe be inside us, outside us, or both? Is the universe alive, conscious, and intelligent? Where are we in the cosmic evolutionary picture? A compelling journey from the farthest reaches of outer space to the innermost realms of the human heart, Cosmic Conversations will change the way you look at the universe (and yourself) forever. “An excellent contribution to the philosophical revival that is taking place in the marketplace of ideas. Stephan’s searching and heartfelt questions bring out the best of the authors he interviews.”—Steve McIntosh, author of The Presence of the Infinite
2009-10-01 By Stephan Martin

The following is a summary of the conversations which took place between Johnny Rivero the above me oned duals ... GORDON introduced Steve Martin to Rivero , General conversation of non - pertinent nature was carried on in the lounge .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge Alcee L. Hastings


ISBN: UCAL:B5158542

Category: Judges


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GORDON introduced Steve Martin to Rivero . General conversation of a non - pertinent nature was carried on in the lounge . A few minutes later , individual came into the lounge and greeted what appeared to be everyone in the lounge .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge Alcee L. Hastings


ISBN: PURD:32754074481429

Category: Judges


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Here are the comedy legends who inspired and shaped him, from Mel Brooks to Steve Martin. Here are the contemporaries he grew up with in Hollywood, from Spike Jonze to Sarah Silverman.

Author: Judd Apatow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812997583

Category: Humor

Page: 576

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB • Includes new interviews! From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years—including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Harold Ramis, Seth Rogen, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Before becoming one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood, Judd Apatow was the original comedy nerd. At fifteen, he took a job washing dishes in a local comedy club—just so he could watch endless stand-up for free. At sixteen, he was hosting a show for his local high school radio station in Syosset, Long Island—a show that consisted of Q&As with his comedy heroes, from Garry Shandling to Jerry Seinfeld. They talked about their careers, the science of a good joke, and their dreams of future glory (turns out, Shandling was interested in having his own TV show one day and Steve Allen had already invented everything). Thirty years later, Apatow is still that same comedy nerd—and he’s still interviewing funny people about why they do what they do. Sick in the Head gathers Apatow’s most memorable and revealing conversations into one hilarious, wide-ranging, and incredibly candid collection that spans not only his career but his entire adult life. Here are the comedy legends who inspired and shaped him, from Mel Brooks to Steve Martin. Here are the contemporaries he grew up with in Hollywood, from Spike Jonze to Sarah Silverman. And here, finally, are the brightest stars in comedy today, many of whom Apatow has been fortunate to work with, from Seth Rogen to Amy Schumer. And along the way, something kind of magical happens: What started as a lifetime’s worth of conversations about comedy becomes something else entirely. It becomes an exploration of creativity, ambition, neediness, generosity, spirituality, and the joy that comes from making people laugh. Loaded with the kind of back-of-the-club stories that comics tell one another when no one else is watching, this fascinating, personal (and borderline-obsessive) book is Judd Apatow’s gift to comedy nerds everywhere. Praise for Sick in the Head “I can’t stop reading it. . . . I don’t want this book to end.”—Jimmy Fallon “An essential for any comedy geek.”—Entertainment Weekly “Fascinating . . . a collection of interviews with many of the great figures of comedy in the latter half of the twentieth century.”—The Washington Post “Open this book anywhere, and you’re bound to find some interesting nugget from someone who has had you in stitches many, many times.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “An amazing read, full of insights and connections both creative and interpersonal.”—The New Yorker “Fascinating and revelatory.”—Chicago Tribune “Anyone even remotely interested in comedy or humanity should own this book.”—Will Ferrell
2015-06-16 By Judd Apatow

of Internet conversation that people will say the bad things they're thinking—people in person never do. ... just to give a silly example, the way that Chase is very harsh about Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, the Steve Martin movie.

Author: Jaime Clarke

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604739649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Conversations with Jonathan Lethem collects fourteen interviews, conducted over a decade and a half, with the Brooklyn-born author of such novels as Girl in Landscape, Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, Chronic City, and many others. Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, Lethem (b. 1964) covers a wide range of subjects, from what it means to incorporate genre into literature, to the impact of the death of his mother on his life and work, to his being a permanent “sophomore on leave” from Bennington College, as well as his flight from Brooklyn to California and its lasting effect on his fiction. Lethem also reveals the many literary and pop culture influences that have informed his writing life. Readers will find Lethem as charming and generous and intelligent as his work. His examination of what it means to live a creative life will reverberate and enlighten scholars and fans alike. His thoughts on science fiction, intellectual property, literary realism, genre, movies, and rock ’n’ roll are articulated with elán throughout the collection, as are his comments on his own development as a craftsman.
2011-06-01 By Jaime Clarke

294 Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut wanted to call on them . People who've actually fought ... [ Laughter ) PS : Can we change gears to talk about a couple of things related to your publishing history ? ... PS : Steve Martin .

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878053573

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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Gathers interviews with Vonnegut from each period of his career and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments.
1988 By Kurt Vonnegut

Kauffmann : But to talk about subsidy for film in this country is ridiculous , because films are so very expensive to make ... Werner Herzog did not spend as much money to make Aguirre as Steve Martin and company spent to make Roxanne .

Author: Stanley Kauffmann

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578065666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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This collection of interviews with Stanley Kauffmann (b. 1916) provides a virtual history of the journalistic practice of criticism in twentieth-century America. His creative life spans seven decades, and since 1958, he has been a film and drama critic for the New Republic, the New York Times, and Saturday Review. He also has been an actor, stage manager, playwright, novelist, and editor. Along with Dwight Macdonald, Andrew Sarris, and John Simon, he is one of the potent, influential critics included in the New York school of twentieth-century American criticism. The Los Angeles Times called him "the Dean Swift of our country's criticism." Susan Sontag proclaimed him "one of our national treasures." In this collection of interviews conducted by Charlie Rose, Dick Cavett, and others he speaks both of the role of theater and film criticism in American culture and of the crisis he perceives within it. With wit and erudition Kauffmann discusses many subjects-film directors who emerged during his long tenure at the New Republic (e.g., Martin Scorsese and Federico Fellini), actors who performed on both stage and screen, novels and their film adaptations, and the fractious relationship between Hollywood and the independent film movement. The precision and concise phrasing of Kauffmann's writing chime also in his brilliant conversations as he speaks of sex, taste, realism, the rise of film festival culture, and government subsidy of the arts. The volume ends with a conversation from 1998 in celebration of Kauffmann's forty-year tenure at the New Republic, where he continues to publish film reviews every week. The collection reveals this critic's sense of cultural mission by showing how Kauffmann applies to drama and film the same high standards he applies to fiction, poetry, music, and theater. Conversations with Stanley Kauffmann reveals that this love of the arts is expressed in his finely honed gift for cogent, witty, wise commentary. Bert Cardullo, a professor of theater and drama at the University of Michigan, has written and edited several books on film and theater and has been published in the Hudson Review, the New Republic, Literature / Film Quarterly, South Atlantic Quarterly, and other publications.

We met again for a quick lunch in 1985 in Phoenix, where Burns, now a hearty eighty-nine years young, was fronting a new CBS TV comedy series, George Burns Comedy Week, produced by Steve Martin. I was totally surprised he remembered me ...

Author: James Bawden

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813177663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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During television's first fifty years -- long before cable networks, Hulu, Netflix, and the like -- families would gather around their television sets nightly to watch entertaining shows such as I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, M*A*S*H, The Beverly Hillbillies, Fantasy Island, and The Rockford Files. Many of the stars of these beloved shows have passed away, but their presence remains intact -- not only through their television show performances, which are still viewed and appreciated today, but also through stories they told in interviews over the years. Seasoned journalists and authors James Bawden and Ron Miller have captured provocative and entertaining interviews with important figures from TV's first fifty years. These thirty-nine interviews, selected from conversations conducted from 1971--1998, present a fascinating glimpse of some of television's most influential performers. Featured are exclusive interviews with major stars (including Donna Reed, James Garner, and Ricardo Montalban), icons of comedy (including Lucille Ball, George Burns, and Milton Berle), TV hosts (including Dick Clark and Ed Sullivan), and notable musical entertainers (such as Glen Campbell, Mary Martin, and Lawrence Welk). Each chapter of this volume explores the subject's television work -- with detailed behind-the-scenes disclosures -- and includes additional information about the subject's performances in film and on stage.
2019-07-22 By James Bawden