Lives In Pictures
December 2, 2008 5:35 AM   Subscribe

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has started videotaping its events and making them available online. Highlights include in-depth video interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Mike Leigh, Anthony Minghella, and the Coen brothers, as well as a lecture by Will Wright. If that's not enough, BAFTA's online archives include treasures like this 1962 Academy publication on the making of Lawrence of Arabia.
posted by yankeefog (6 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
James Lipton should watch these.
posted by Manhasset at 7:36 AM on December 2, 2008

Thanks for this. The Guillermo Del Toro one is really interesting. I'm currently engrossed in the Coen brothers.
posted by theantikitty at 8:42 AM on December 2, 2008

First time on Meta for yonks and I get stuck straight into the Lawrence of Arabia stuff on here... thanks for the post.
posted by Blip at 10:28 AM on December 2, 2008

Thanks very much! Not much to say otherwise, great post.
posted by Rumple at 2:38 PM on December 2, 2008

James Lipton could watch almost anything about interviewing and come away the better for it. Last time I checked, his technique consisted of fawning annoyingly over his guest and then asking vapid questions, interrupting whenever the guest threatened to say something interesting.
posted by johnofjack at 5:19 PM on December 2, 2008

I always thought his schtick was to flatter and placate the actors so that they would come in and speak to his students. Though, when he goes on about pimping his wife it gets a bit... awkward... but definitely entertaining!

Loving the Coen brothers interview right now, mmmmmmmm.
posted by cavalier at 5:21 AM on December 3, 2008

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