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Sam Smith Follows In Long Line Of Stars To Record James Bond Theme

Sam Smith has recorded the theme song, called "Writing's on the Wall," for the upcoming James Bond movie. He joins artists such as Adele, Madonna and Tina Turner.

As Blockbuster Season Ends, Hollywood Offers Action-Packed Fall

NPR offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store at theaters between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
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Women In Hollywood And Gender Equality (Rebroadcast)

Women in Hollywood have persistently been under represented in front of and behind the camera. But as more high profile actors take on gender discrimination, observers say the tides might be changing.


Aretha Franklin Blocks Premiere Of Concert Film 'Amazing Grace'

A documentary about Franklin's famous 1972 live album Amazing Grace has suffered years of delays due to technical and legal challenges.

Patricia Clarkson On 'Learning To Drive,' Fighting For Starring Roles

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to actress Patricia Clarkson about her role as a jilted wife without a driver's license in Learning to Drive. Ben Kingsley plays her instructor, who is a Sikh man.

'Fresh Air' Remembers 'Nightmare' Director Wes Craven

Craven, who died Sunday, revitalized and the horror genre with his Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream movie franchises. Includes excerpts from interviews originally broadcast in 1980, 1987 and 1998.

Is The James Bond Franchise Ready For A Black 007?

Idris Elba's name has been floated as a possible successor to Daniel Craig. Anthony Horowitz, who writes the current Bond books, apologized for saying Elba is "too street" to play the suave spy.

Movie Review: 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine'

Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney has a new subject. After films on Enron, Scientology and WikiLeaks, he examines the life of Steve Jobs, one of technology's most influential figures.

For 3 Climbers, Summiting Meru Was An 'Irresistible' Challenge

Meru is a 21,000-foot mountain in northern India. Some of the greatest climbers in the world have tried and failed to reach its peak — a sheer granite wall known as the Shark's Fin.

Dean Jones, Herbie's Driver In Disney Movies, Dies At Age 84

Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, also played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company.