Operation Kino 135: Hollywood Classics Revealed With Legendary Studio Exec David Picker

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This week we’ve got a special interview with David Picker, a former studio head who helped wrangle Woody Allen, James Bond, and The Beatles for United Artists, greenlight Grease for Paramount, and turned Steve Martin into a movie star in the late ’70s. We also wrap up the highlights of the New York Film Festival– including some you might not have heard of– and take a listener voicemail about what it means to show gore for gore’s sake. We also pick our favorite remakes in honor of this week’s Carrie.Take a listen below and find your downloading options; for more from all of us; Da7e (@da7e), David (@davidehrlich or @CriterionCorner), Patches (@misterpatches) and Katey (@kateyrich) on Twitter.We also welcome your feedback, and there are lots of new places you can find us! Find us and like us at our Facebook page or call and leave us a voicemail at (914) 410-6450– if we like it, we may play it on an upcoming show.


00:00-00:54 Lightning Round1:46 – 23:36 New York Film Festival wrap-up23:55 -31:24 Listener voicemail: What does gore for gore’s sake mean?

31:47 – 1:02:13 Interview with former studio head David Picker

1:02:22 – 1:04:49 Goodbye!

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This week’s music:

The Fox (What Does The Fox Say) by Ylvis
Tiger Kit by Sleigh Bells

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