Under the Influence | Elvis Mitchell

9 07 2008

Beginning in July, Turner Classic Movies will air the original series, “Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence.”

The series is hosted Elvis Mitchell, the award winning host of National Public Radio’s interview series, The Treatment. Mitchell is a former film critic for the New York Times, the LA Weekly, the Detroit Free Press as well as serving as editor-at-large from Spin magazine.

TCM’s “Under the Influence” series takes actors and directors out of the regular TV interview circuit and, instead of selling their latest project, they simply talk about the influence that films have had on their work. The first episode featured the last interview with the late actor/director Sidney Pollack (“Three Days of the Condor” & “The Firm”). The episode features Pollack and Mitchell comfortably talking about acting and directing.

If you have listened to Mitchell’s radio show then you already know that he is a masterful interviewer who has an amazing knowledge of film. Mitchell does not bore the guests (or the audience) with tired questions and that beg for stock answers.

Two episodes in to the series and Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence is already one of the best shows on filmmaking. The show is in the tradition of shows like “Inside The Actors Studio” and “Dinner for Five.”

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“Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence” airs Monday nights at 8pm, with an encore at 10:30pm.

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10 07 2008
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18 07 2008
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23 07 2008
madmonq

Elvis Mitchell has always been ahead of the curve.

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