Author Martin Amis on this archive edition of Fresh Air. Amis is considered one of the leading British writers of the late twentieth century and one of the most controversial. His books include Night Train, Money, The Information and London Fields. He's just written a new memoir, Experience. Much of it is about his father, the late writer Kingsley Amis. (Original Broadcast Date: July 23, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/011122/rt_whyy_011122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer Andre Dubus III and actor Sir Ian McKellen on this edition of Fresh Air. Dubus wrote the novel, House of Sand And Fog. It's now a movie starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. The critically acclaimed book was a runaway best seller after being chosen for Oprah's book club. Dubus is the author of two previous books, and he teaches writing at Tufts University and Emerson College. He is the son of the celebrated writer Andre Dubus. Britain's highly acclaimed Shakespearean actor, Sir Ian McKellen, plays Gandalf in all three Lord of the Rings films, including the latest, Return of the King. McKellen also starred in the recent films X-Men and X-Men 2. His role in Peter Shafer's Amadeus earned him a Tony Award in 1981. (Original Broadcast Dates: May 4 1999; June 20, 1994) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031219/rt_whyy_031219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
British novelist Martin Amis and actress Lauren Bacall on this edition of Fresh Air. Martin Amis is considered one of the leading British writers of the late-twentieth century and one of the most controversial. His books include Night Train, Money: A Suicide Note, The Information, and London Fields. His memoir, Experience, is now out in paperback. Much of it is about his father, the late writer Kingsley Amis. Lauren Bacall is a legend, though she doesn't like to think of herself as such. She's been a star of stage and screen for nearly sixty years, was married to Humphrey Bogart, and won the National Book Award for her 1978 autobiography By Myself. This weekend, Bacall is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth annual Tony Awards Party, which takes place Sunday June 3 2001. (Broadcast Date: June 1, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010601/rt_whyy_010601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alice in Wonderland was a television movie first broadcast in 1999 on NBC and then shown on British television on Channel 4 . It is the 14th film based upon Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Tina Majorino played the lead role of Alice, and a number of well-known performers portrayed the eccentric characters whom Alice meets during the course of the story, including Ben Kingsley, Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Ustinov, Christopher Lloyd, Gene Wilder, and Miranda Richardson. The film won four Emmy Awards in the categories of costume design, makeup, music composition, and visual effects.