My friend Mick Garris, who I've written about often here, is an accomplished writer and director. Most of his work has been in the field of horror (in fact, he's in several SciFi and Horror Hall of Fames), though not all. He wrote and directed a Disney Sunday Movie, Fuzzbucket, and director a very good courtroom drama for NBC that starred Chris Noth.
But mainly it's been horror, with a lot of collaborations with Stephen King, most notably directing the ABC mini-series of The Stand and that network's TV remake of The Shining. Most recently, he directed Pierce Brosnan in the four-hour A&E mini-series of Stephen King's book, Bag of Bones. He also created the Showtimes series, Master of Horror.
(And perhaps his most proud "credit" is being the son-in-law of Louis Zamperini, the subject of the massive best-seller, Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, and upcoming feature film, for which Mick serves as executive producer and which is being released this Christmas.)
But he's also been an accomplished interviewer for years. And by years, I mean going back as far as when there was the Z Channel (anyone remember them?!) and lots in between, up to now when he's been host of the show, Post Mortem, on the SyFy Channel.
I mention this all because Mick has now started up a Facebook page which has links to many of his favorite video interviews. It includes pieces with the legendary Roger Corman (from 1979), John Badham (director of War Games, among others), John Carpenter, Joe Dante (of Gremlins) and many others. As well as some other enjoyable tidbits, like a behind-the-scenes documentary Mick himself did about the making of Gremlins.
If such things interest you, here's the link.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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