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A Place For Film – Kurosawa With President Michael McRobbie

On this week's episode we're interviewing Indiana University President Michael McRobbie about the President's choice series.

The Cast of Seven Samurai

Photo: Toho Film Company

Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura and the rest of the cast of Seven Samurai

Episode 75 – Discussing Kurosawa With Indiana University President Michael McRobbie

On this week’s episode we’re honored to have President Michael McRobbie on the show. McRobbie is President of Indiana University, and is the father of the IU Cinema and a big film fan. He has programmed films at the Cinema each semester, and we’re mainly talking about his series this semester, which includes three Kurosawa films: Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Ran. Seven Samurai has already screened, but the other two are still to come.

We start out with What Have You Seen Lately and Jason is talking about the latest Harry Potter film, and Andy’s talking about a standup comedy special from Louis CK.

We also have a bit of Oscar reaction. Find out which awards surprised us.

We then have our interview with President Michael McRobbie. Jon Vickers, director of the IU Cinema sits in and guides the questions. Hear what President McRobbie has to say about his early interest in film, and his interest in Kurosawa among other topics.

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode:

A Thousand Words
Battleship
Friends With Kids
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Iron Lady
John Carter
Louis CK – Hilarious
MI:5 – Spooks
Moneyball
Night Shift
Ran
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Seeking Justices
Seven Samurai
Sherlock Jr.
Silent House
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
The Kid
The Turin Horse
This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse
Throne Of Blood

Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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