John Bleasdale talks to author Mark Harris about his books Pictures from the Revolution and his recent biography of Mike NIchols.Mark's recommended book is Jason Bailey's Fun City Cinema, available here.Here's the blurb to Mark's most recent book:An instant New York Times Bestseller!A magnificent biography of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history, a life of dazzling highs and vertiginous plunges--some of the worst largely unknown until now--by the acclaimed author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came BackMike Nichols burst onto the scene as a wunderkind: while still in his twenties, he was half of a hit improv duo with Elaine May that was the talk of the country. Next he directed four consecutive hit plays, won back-to-back Tonys, ushered in a new era of Hollywood moviemaking with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and followed it with The Graduate, which won him an Oscar and became the third-highest-grossing movie ever. At thirty-five, he lived in a three-story Central Park West penthouse, drove a Rolls-Royce, collected Arabian horses, and counted Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Leonard Bernstein, and Richard Avedon as friends.Where he arrived is even more astonishing given where he had begun: born Igor Peschkowsky to a Jewish couple in Berlin in 1931, he was sent along with his younger brother to America on a ship in 1939. The young immigrant boy caught very few breaks. He was bullied and ostracized--an allergic reaction had rendered him permanently hairless--and his father died when he was just twelve, leaving his mother alone and overwhelmed.The gulf between these two sets of facts explains a great deal about Nichols's transformation from lonely outsider to the center of more than one cultural universe--the acute powers of observation that first made him famous; the nourishment he drew from his creative partnerships, most enduringly with May; his unquenchable drive; his hunger for security and status; and the depressions and self-medications that brought him to terrible lows. It would take decades for him to come to grips with his demons. In an incomparable portrait that follows Nichols from Berlin to New York to Chicago to Hollywood, Mark Harris explores, with brilliantly vivid detail and insight, the life, work, struggle, and passion of an artist and man in constant motion. Among the 250 people Harris interviewed: Elaine May, Meryl Streep, Stephen Sondheim, Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Tom Hanks, Candice Bergen, Emma Thompson, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Lorne Michaels, and Gloria Steinem.Mark Harris gives an intimate and evenhanded accounting of success and failure alike; the portrait is not always flattering, but its ultimate impact is to present the full story of one of the most richly interesting, complicated, and consequential figures the worlds of theater and motion pictures have ever seen. It is a triumph of the biographer's art.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/writers-on-film. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's an Adnan and Stugotz birthday celebration! Mark Harris shares a bunch of good stories about Pacino, De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gary Shandling and The Sopranos. Chris Cote reviews Raging Bull. Adnan tells the story of how awkward Le Batard was the first time they met. Mad Max: Fury Road. Tango and Cash. Point Break. Ranking the Rocky movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rippee Writes: SEC Media Days thoughts, Mark Harris talks Open Championship
Brian Rippee gives thoughts on what really matters and what doesn't with regard to SEC Media Days, and then is joined by BroBible's Mark Harris to talk Open Championship, Morikawa's ascent, Spieth, Ryder Cup and more.
Alec’s guest Mark Harris has written a compelling new biography about one of the most celebrated directors of all time, Mike Nichols. Drawn from more than 250 interviews, Mike Nichols: A Life tracks Nichol’s difficult childhood as a German Jewish immigrant growing up in New York City to his college years at the University of Chicago where Nichols found a community of performers, including his life-long collaborator Elaine May. In 1963, Mike Nichols and Elaine May performed more than 300 sold-out comedy shows on Broadway. Nichols then spent decades moving fluidly between directing on Broadway and in Hollywood. His movies include The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Silkwood, and Working Girl, and his plays include Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Over the course of his lifetime, Mike Nichols’ won every major award in his field and, as Mark Harris movingly chronicles, it took a lifetime for Mike Nichols to learn to be happy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
5: MEN, LOVE & BIRTHING AWARENESS WITH MIDWIFE MARK HARRIS
LushTums - The Podcast
In this episode the Claires are joined by registered Nurse, Midwife, Author, NLP trainer and Father of 8 and Grandfather of 12 - Mark Harris. Mark shares insights from his fascinating career as a Midwife, shares his thoughts on why there aren't more male midwives and gives tips on how men can better support their partners through pregnancy and birth. We talk about why 30% of parents describe birth as "traumatic" and how the Birthing Awareness 3 Step Rewind Process can help those who are suffering. He also explains why consistently doing the washing up without being asked may be more effective at boosting connection and oxytocin than a bunch of flowers! Find Mark's Antenatal Education programme "Birthing for Blokes" for Fathers-to-be for FREE at https://birthing4blokes.com/oc/ Use the word "FREE" as coupon code Train as a Birthing Awareness 3 Step Rewind Practitioner at https://birthingawarenesstraining.com Book before the end of May for any dates later in the year and receive a £95 discount with the code "Thankyou321!" Mark's book "Men, Love & Birth" is out now https://www.waterstones.com/book/men-love-and-birth/mark-harris/denis-walsh/9781780662251 To find out more about training as a Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga Teacher or Antenatal Educator with LushTums go to https://www.lushtums.co.uk/train-with-us or email Clair McGill at email@example.com
Ep. 80 Solving Problems That Make Millions - With Nicola Woodman & Mark Harris
Pizza and Property
One of our favorite sayings at Pizza and Property is: 'Fall down 7 stand up 8' No matter how difficult a situation may get it's so important to keep powering on doing everything you can to come up with the solution you need no matter how many times things get in your way. Mark Harris & Nicola Woodman completely embody that philosophy and in this episode they are going to walk us through a whole range of different problems they have faced and how they've solved them to become the successful property developing duo of 'Harwood Homes' If you're even thinking about buying a reno project, developing a property or even just investing in a rent and hold piece of real estate, this is an episode you will get some incredibly valuable information from and potentially the answers to some very costly problems you could avoid completely! Just a few things we talk about: - What to do when a development site can no longer be developed? - Very creative and cost effective solutions to water pipe replacement. - Why it's so important to have great trades in your team. Find out more about Mark and Nicola: https://www.facebook.com/mark.harris.3576224/about Join me “Todd Sloan” each week, as I dig deep into the lives and experiences of a different industry leader each week to bring you the best property content in the country. YouTube Pizza & Property: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgXX6ibW7WEFbWkf-jslDvQ?view_as=subscriber Facebook Pizza & Property: https://www.facebook.com/Pizza-and-Property-2111096335696398/?modal=admin_todo_tour ASK YOUR LISTENER QUESTION BY VISITING THE WEBSITE BELOW Website: https://www.pizzaandproperty.com/ Disclaimer: All discussions are general in nature and should never be considered financial advice, please seek your own professional financial advice. The content displayed on the website, podcast and blog is the intellectual property of the Pizza and Property. You may not reuse, republish, or reprint such content without our written consent.
His new biography Mike Nichols: A Life is garnering rave reviews, but that’s no surprise. Mark Harris’s other two books, Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back are required reading for anyone who loves films. A native New Yorker, Mark spent many years writing for Entertainment Weekly, which put him on the front lines of pop culture. He continues to cover the film scene for New York magazine. A diligent researcher as well as a fan, Mark has much to say about digging deep in order to tell a good (and accurate) story, as you will hear.