Talk of the Nation's favorite film buff Murray Horwitz lobbies for his picks for the best Election Day movies of all time. From Reese Witherspoon's Tracy Flick running for student council president in Election, to Chris Rock playing a fictional first black president in Head of State, cast your vote.
Abraham Lincoln's likeness adorns everything from the penny to a South Dakota mountain. Naturally, such a heroic and tragic American figure has been a subject for the silver screen since its early days. NPR's Bob Mondello surveys some of the most memorable big-screen Lincolns.
The National Geographic Channel's movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden premieres Sunday night. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin spoke with NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman about how accurate the film is compared to the real story.
Rapper-turned-director RZA could watch Sergio Leone's western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly a million times. "It's funny, this movie is to me an American classic, even though it's an Italian film," he says.
Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man invented a new kind of crime fiction. It was hard-boiled, but also light-hearted; funny, with a hint of homicide. Now, for the first time, the stories of After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man have been published as novellas.
Illustrator Ralph Steadman became known for his collaborations with "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson, but their partnership wasn't always easy. The documentary For No Good Reason looks at Steadman's life, art and relationship with the eccentric writer.
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