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Wes Craven, Master Horror Movie Director, Dies At 76

The legendary director of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream has died. His films, which often mixed slasher gore with wry humor, helped reinvent the horror genre.

Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

German Filmmaker Wim Wenders Sums Up His Work In One Word

That word is "searchers." Wenders says, "If you look at the history of filmmaking, most great filmmakers actually were working on one story for all their lives."

A Real Horrorshow Property: 'Silence Of The Lambs' House On Sale

If you've ever wanted to live inside a part of Hollywood history, now's your chance. Scott and Barbara Lloyd are selling their home, which was used for a set in The Silence of the Lambs.

From 'Batman' To 'Birdman,' Michael Keaton Knows Suits And Superheroes

Keaton says his 1989 bat suit was claustrophobic, but he somehow made it work. In Birdman, Keaton plays a washed-up, insecure actor looking for a second shot at fame. Originally broadcast Feb 9, 2015.

Disney And Universal Bask In The Glow Of Summer Box Office Sales

Steve Inskeep looks at what was hot and what was not at the summer box office with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of member station KCRW's The Business.

Movie Review: 'The Second Mother'

The Brazilian movie, The Second Mother, is a film about the unspoken class barriers that exist within a home that come crashing down when the live-in housekeeper's daughter suddenly appears.
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The Most Famous Philanthropist You've Never Heard Of: Julius Rosenwald

Julius Rosenwald never finished high school but he became a powerful philanthropist who helped build more than 5,000 schools for black children in the Jim Crow South.


Former Marine Adam Driver On What Acting And The Military Have In Common

"You have a group of people trying to accomplish a mission that's greater than themselves," the actor says. Driver stars in the film comedy While We're Young. Originally broadcast April 9, 2015.

Climbing Documentary 'Meru' Is A Hair-Raising 'Peak Experience'

A new documentary charts the attempts of a trio of American climbers to be the first to scale Meru Peak, a 21,000-foot Himalayan peak. Critic David Edelstein says Meru is "cunning" — and terrifying.