1. Coming up on Fresh Air Weekend, Golden Globe-winning director Ben Affleck talks about his Golden Globe-winning film Argo and Dustin Hoffman talks about directing for the first time with Quartet, and about how he is an unattractive man but would have been had he been born a woman.

    Affleck also talks about his fondness for doing impressions. And he does a mean Al Pacino as the clip above demonstrates.

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  1. Dustin Hoffman tells Terry Gross why he was named after the silent movie star Dustin Farnum:

    [M]y mother was in … [the] hospital and she had a room with other people, and every day they would come in and say, ‘You have to name your son.’ And [my parents] couldn’t get around to picking a name. And one morning, [the staff] said, ‘We need it now,’ and there was a magazine on the next bed … a movie magazine, and there was the name ‘Dustin Farnum.’ And she picked ‘Dustin,’ and that was it.

    Above, part 1/7 of The Squaw Man featuring none other than Dustin Farnum. Big hat tip to listener Joanie MacPhee for that.

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    Dustin Hoffman tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about creating the character of Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie:



Before we started shooting, I said … “Well, the first thing that comes to mind is I’m not a very attractive man, nor have I ever been and, if I looked like this as a woman I would have [had] a lot of trouble and I really felt that the men I would be attracted to would not be attracted to me and then … I would not get married and compromise on some guy just to be married. I would probably give my life to my art and that was the beginning of this character named Dorothy Michaels.


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    Dustin Hoffman tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about creating the character of Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie:

    Before we started shooting, I said … “Well, the first thing that comes to mind is I’m not a very attractive man, nor have I ever been and, if I looked like this as a woman I would have [had] a lot of trouble and I really felt that the men I would be attracted to would not be attracted to me and then … I would not get married and compromise on some guy just to be married. I would probably give my life to my art and that was the beginning of this character named Dorothy Michaels.

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  1. Dustin Hoffman tells Terry Gross why he has refused for many years to hold a gun onscreen:
"I’ve always trusted that what I think is funny they will laugh at, what I think is moving will move them, what feels … interesting [to me], they will find interesting. I don’t find anything interesting about a gun. A gun is there to threaten or kill. … A gun is rarely used in film in a way that feels like … life."

    Dustin Hoffman tells Terry Gross why he has refused for many years to hold a gun onscreen:

    "I’ve always trusted that what I think is funny they will laugh at, what I think is moving will move them, what feels … interesting [to me], they will find interesting. I don’t find anything interesting about a gun. A gun is there to threaten or kill. … A gun is rarely used in film in a way that feels like … life."

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  1. Good morning! Dustin Hoffman jumps onto the microphone today for a FA interview.
Dustin Hoffman with director, Bob Fosse in Miami (1981).
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    Good morning! Dustin Hoffman jumps onto the microphone today for a FA interview.

    Dustin Hoffman with director, Bob Fosse in Miami (1981).

    Photograph by Steve Schapiro

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  1. Here is the color palette of The Graduate. In other words, “every frame in a movie compressed into a line, giving an idea of the colour palette used by the filmmakers.”
We’ve got an interview coming up this week with Dustin Hoffman. He’ll talk a bit about The Graduate, but not about its color palette. Which is why we thought it urgent and important to share with you here.
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    Here is the color palette of The Graduate. In other words, “every frame in a movie compressed into a line, giving an idea of the colour palette used by the filmmakers.”

    We’ve got an interview coming up this week with Dustin Hoffman. He’ll talk a bit about The Graduate, but not about its color palette. Which is why we thought it urgent and important to share with you here.

    via Design Observer

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