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Hollywood, Circa 1969, Through A Lens

Cinematographer Robert Richardson shoots a scene from
Cinematographer Robert Richardson shoots a scene from "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood."
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It Was 50 Years Ago ...

(Starts at 8:00)

Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" re-creates how the city looked a half-century ago, and it was up to cinematographer Robert Richardson to capture that look on film — the director's preferred format. Richardson spoke with John Horn about the challenge.

'For Sama' Is A Difficult Love Letter

(Starts at 1:00)

For five years, Waad al-Kateab documented her life in Syria on tape, from the first protests while she was studying economics at university in 2012, until the fall of Aleppo in 2016. During that time she fell in love and married her husband, Hamza al-Kateab, made friends and lost friends to war, and gave birth to a daughter — Sama. From over 500 hours of footage, Waad al-Kateab and her fellow director, Edward Watts, made the documentary, “For Sama” — a love letter to her daughter and the children of Syria. Waad and Hamza al-Kateab and Edward Watts visited The Frame to talk about the making of the film.

No Forgettin' His Voice

Michael McDonald’s voice is perhaps one of the most recognizable of all time. This could be due to his hits with the Doobie Brothers. It could also be due to hip-hop artists sampling his records. But The Frame producer Jonathan Shifflett has another theory why: from the mid '70s up until today, McDonald has performed background vocals on hundreds of recordings by other artists. McDonald shares how he developed his signature backup vocal sound and discusses some of his recent collaborations with artists such as Thundercat and Johnnyswim.