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Elliot Norton Reviews; Jack Lemmon

12/08/1972

Originally recorded 12/8/1972


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Series
Elliot Norton Reviews
Program
Jack Lemmon
Series Description

Boston theatre critic Elliot Norton interviews prominent actors, directors and producers on their craft. (Aired from October, 1958 to 1982. Winner of both Peabody and Tony Awards.) Series release date: 1958

Program Description

Jack Lemmon returns to his home town for the opening of his fifth film under the direction of Billy Wilder.

A good part of this discussion with Mr. Norton is an unusually insightful analysis of the roles of film actor and of film director. Mr. Lemmon is both and in reflecting on the differences of these two jobs and how they contributed to each other in his experience he defines the basic elements for success in them in very refreshing terms.

This man who accepts new roles when he is a bit afraid of them and finds the acting process difficult work, has a charisma which is matchless. Additional topics include Jack Lemmon's work with Billy Wilder, Neil Simon, and Walter Matheau.

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Performing Arts
Citation
Chicago: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Jack Lemmon,” 12/08/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_070333DE32C8422CA2DACDBEE8731C49.
MLA: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Jack Lemmon.” 12/08/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_070333DE32C8422CA2DACDBEE8731C49>.
APA: Elliot Norton Reviews; Jack Lemmon. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_070333DE32C8422CA2DACDBEE8731C49
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