He got his start as a member of Oingo Boingo. He has since brought you the music for the “Men in Black” films, “Good Will Hunting”, has been collaborating with Tim Burton since “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” in 1985 and wrote the enduring theme for “The Simpsons”. Now, Oscar nominated film composer Danny Elfman has done a MasterClass – the newest addition to a career that he will discuss.
Noah Baumbach: 'Marriage Story'
The title of writer/director Noah Baumbach’s new film, ‘Marriage Story’ both summarizes its intent and then goes beyond into a genre particular to its creator (who also made ‘The Squid and the Whale’ and then 'The Meyerowitz Stories’): an adult coming of age story, touching on marriage, parenthood and finally, their demands.
Melina Matsoukas: 'Queen & Slim'
In her feature film debut, ‘Queen & Slim’, director Melina Matsoukas has made a road drama that examines African American stereotypes and flipped them on their heads. She folds questions about black culture into a new kind of storytelling.
If you spliced the Rock Hudson and the James Dean of the movie 'Giant' together -- two different kinds of all American icons -- you'd get the sensibility that Todd Snyder brings to design, from fashion to watches to furniture to cars. He covers the world -- or will, one day soon.
Scott Z. Burns: 'The Report'
In his feature film directorial debut 'The Report', Scott Z. Burns applies his unique approach to look at the truth behind the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11.