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Talking Paper Interview Series: Christopher Moloney

Talking Paper Interview Series: Christopher Moloney

Christopher Moloney is an Atlanta-based, Canadian-born writer and producer for television network HLN, and formerly for CNN in New York City. The proximity of CNN’s Columbus Circle offices to Central Parkand a longstanding love of moviesled Moloney to begin taking photographs of paper screen captures from his favorite filmscarefully holding them in the same frame as the present-day locations where they were shot. His first photo was of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man rampaging down Manhattan’s West Side in 1984's Ghostbusters. Moloney continues to post his film photos to a Tumblr site called FILMography, which he started in June 2012 and where he sells 8X10 prints of his work. One year and hundreds of photos into his project, I interviewed Moloney for a June 2013 post on my Camera In The Sun film blog and discussed the evolution of his unique style of photography, his approach to composition, and his opinions on various film locations. I recently spoke with Moloney again for an update on FILMography and his television writing career since moving to the Deep South, and I have published portions of both interviews here.

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Talking Paper Interview Series: Walter Bernstein

Talking Paper Interview Series: Walter Bernstein

Walter Bernstein is a New York City-based screenwriter whose burgeoning career scripting films and television programs was interrupted in 1950, when he was blacklisted for being a member of the Communist Party. At age 96, he lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side, but was raised Jewish in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. There he grew up watching films at the local Century and Albany movie theaters, where his first cinema-going memory was the 1928 silent picture The Noose, starring Richard Barthelmess. After attending college at Dartmouth, where he joined the Young Communist League, Bernstein was drafted into the U.S. Army, and worked as a correspondent for its official magazine, Yank. In the midst of World War II, he infiltrated Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia to interview Marshal Josip Tito. He also posted stories from Tehran, Tel Aviv, and Cairo while covering the Middle East.

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