BEN STILLER “ESCAPES” COMEDY
Ben Stiller joins John Horn in studio to talk about directing the limited series, “Escape At Dannemora.” Based on the true story of two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum security prison, the series has a number of nominations including for its lead actors: Patricia Arquette, Benicio del Toro and Paul Dano.
REMEMBERING TONI MORRISON
Toni Morrison passed away on Monday… She was 88 years old. The Nobel Prize winner’s novels and essays spanned four decades and included monumental works like The Bluest Eye and Beloved. Journalist Lynell George published an essay of appreciation in the LA Times following Morrison’s death.
GEENA DAVIS VS. THE BOYS CLUB
For 15 years Geena Davis has leveraged her power as an actor to lobby Hollywood for more – and better– parts for women. She talks with John Horn about where the industry has been and where it’s going.
THE MEMORABLE MUSIC IN "EYES WIDE SHUT"
“Eyes Wide Shut” 20 years later. We remembers Stanley Kubrick’s final film with one woman who had an inside view. The Frame contributor Tim Greiving visits the film’s composer, Jocelyn Pook, in London to find out about scoring the infamous masked ball
JULIO TORRES HAS A THING FOR "SHAPES"
While growing up in El Salvador, comedian Julio Torres was focused on one thing: He wanted to make art in New York City. A scholarship to the New School to study English was just the ticket, and since then he’s made a name for himself as a comedian. Now a writer for "Saturday Night Live" with frequent appearances on late night shows, Torres has had a busy summer with two shows: the delightfully strange “Los Espookys,” about a group of horror-obsessed friends who stage frights and hauntings; and “My Favorite Shapes,” his HBO comedy special about, well, his favorite shapes. Torres spoke with John Horn about his love of beautiful things, his parents’ influence in his work, and why he shies away from political comedy.
3 DAYS, 38 HOURS OF MUSIC
The dominant narratives about Woodstock have been largely based on the documentary film and the soundtrack that were released a year later. Restoration producer Andy Zax spent 14 years recovering the audio from the entire three-day festival for Rhino Records, which has released a 38-CD set. Zax chose to embrace all original environmental sounds, stage announcements and crowd noise. The audio archive seeks to paint a sonic picture of the festival as it really was and highlights performances that had previously been written out of history.
THE FRAME RECOMMENDS…
It’s been a tough week so our team has some suggestions of what to read, watch or listen to when life gets tough.