The Art of the Interview

The Art of the Interview

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THE ULTIMATE INSIDERa€™S LOOK AT THE FINE ART OF INTERVIEWING a€œI had a fantasy the other night that this interview is so great that they no longer want me to acta€”just do interviews. I thought of us going all over the world doing interviewsa€”wea€™ve signed for three interviews a day for six weeks.a€ a€”Al Pacino, in an interview with Lawrence Grobel Highly respected in journalist circles and hailed as a€œthe Interviewera€™s Interviewer, a€ Lawrence Grobel is the author of well-received biographies of Truman Capote, Marlon Brando, James Michener, and the Huston family, with bylines from Rolling Stone and Playboy to the New York Times. He has spent his thirty-year career getting tough subjects to truly open up and talk. Now, in The Art of the Interview, he offers step-by-step instruction on all aspects of nailing an effective interview and provides an inside look on how he elicted such colorful responses as: a€œI dona€™t like Shakespeare. Ia€™d rather be in Malibu.a€ a€”Anthony Hopkins a€œFeminists dona€™t like me, and I dona€™t like them.a€a€”Mel Gibson a€œI hope to God my friends steal my body out of a morgue and throw a party when Ia€™m dead.a€a€”Drew Barrymore a€œI want you out of here. And I want those goddamn tapes!a€a€”Bob Knight a€œI smoked pot with my father when I was eleven in 1973. . . . He thought he was giving me a mind-extending experience just like he used to give me Hemingway novels and Woody Allen films.a€a€”Anthony Kiedis In The Art of the Interview, Grobel reveals the most memorable stories from his career, along with examples of the most candid moments from his long list of famous interviewees, from Oscar-winning actors and Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prizewinning writers and sports figures. Taking us step by step through the interview process, from research and question writing to final editing, The Art of the Interview is a treat for journalists and culture vultures alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.After the class, Fred Kasten, the program director ofWa#39;Wa#39;NO. the National Public Radio afliliate, interviewed me. ... to national magazines when I was thirteen, and winning a Newsday American history essay contest when I was f1fteen. ... I wondered how long he allowed someone to talk before cutting in with a question, or with some vocal attempt to ... a€œIra Glass did a lot of editing in the newsroom for NPR before he started doing This American Life, and his rule is forty-five seconds .

Title:The Art of the Interview
Author:Lawrence Grobel
Publisher:Three Rivers Press - 2010-05-05


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