Thursday, December 13, 2007

Inspired minds (DW-World)

Here is an entirely new podcast I discovered: Inspired Minds. This is a radio program (or is it exclusively a podcast?) by the international, English Language, section of Deutsche Welle, the German quality radio and TV. Host Breandáin O’Shea speaks each week with guests from Europe's culture, thought and political scenes. Currently the latest show features an interview with Peter Cowie writer about cinema. Breandáin and Peter mainly touch upon the great filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.

Just as the other issues of Inspired Minds, this is a podcast that lasts around 15 minutes, which is a very digestible format. Cowie is an engaging speaker. Not only does he love Bergman's films, he also enjoyed writing his biography, even if he did not exactly fall in love with Bergman as a person.

In addition to a biography about Bergman, he also wrote biographies about Francis Ford Coppola and Orson Welles. Freely, Cowie makes comparisons between these film makers and how it was to work with them and write about them. Excellent quality podcast.
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