Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Andrew Scull and Stanley Kubrick (taped)

The author of Madhouse : A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine visits to talk about psychiatrist Henry Cotton, who was so obsessed with the idea that mental disorders were caused by infections that he had all his children's teeth pulled to prevent tooth decay from driving them mad. Unfortunately, he was the director of a New Jersey mental hospital and prescribed invasive surgeries—from tonsillectomies to the removal of colons and uteruses -to prevent and treat madness.

5 minutes with Stanley Kubrick (OK, 4 minutes and 52 seconds) discussing PATHS OF GLORY and more!

Film talk with Bruce Bennett

Musician, film critic and all-around renaissance guy Bruce Bennett (also known for his stints on WFMU's The Hound show) visits to talk about the best films around.
(You can contact Bruce at Georgecamrose@gmail.com )

Joan Snyder

Painter Joan Snyder visits the show. A Survey of her work will open at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA, and a new monograph of her work has just been published by Harry N. Abrams.

Salman Rushdie and Charles Burns

Author Salman Rushdie talks about photography and his new book, Shalimar the Clown . Afterwards, the amazing Charles Burns talks about Black Hole.