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What's In A Roar? Crafting Godzilla's Iconic Sound

The roar in the 1954 original was the sound of a leather glove coated in pine-tar resin being dragged over a double bass. Each film since has tweaked the recipe.

Director Bendjelloul Searched For Mysterious 'Sugar Man'

Oscar-winning director Malik Bendjelloul died this week. He's remembered in this rebroadcast of a 2012 interview with NPR's Scott Simon.

'Godzilla': A Fire-Breathing Behemoth Returns To The Big Screen

In the Japanese original, he was a thinly disguised symbol of the atom bomb, but in later films he fought other giant monsters and even space aliens. The latest Godzilla is directed by Gareth Edwards.

'Million Dollar Arm' Delivers Ball-Park Size Enjoyment

Lots of films are based on true stories, but film critic Kenneth Turan says Million Dollar Arm is especially endearing. The film stars Jon Hamm of Mad Men and is directed by Craig Gillespie.

Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.

Son Of? Bride Of? Cousin Of? How Many Godzillas Are There, Already?

Bob Mondello reviews the latest in a long line of Godzilla movies, this one with Bryan Cranston and other actors who take a back seat to digital tricks as everyone's favorite monster stomps again.

Oscar-Winning Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies At 36

Swede Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. He died in Stockholm.

U.S. Airmen Ready For 'Godzilla' Attack, If Needed

A Hollywood version of the cult Japanese monster is hitting theaters. The Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine asked servicemen at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa how they would fend off Godzilla.

Mothers, The Rich Emotional Centers Of The Movies

From Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich to Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, moms make the movies. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard Corliss about his new book that looks at iconic screen mothers.

Director Richard Ayoade Holds Up A Dark Looking Glass In 'The Double'

In The Double, a man finds that he's been replaced by his own doppleganger, whom everyone likes more than him. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the director, Richard Ayoade.