Mel Brooks

Shout!Takes: Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks’ name is synonymous with “comedy,” but as it turns out, that’s only because movies with his name couldn’t be taken seriously if they were anything but funny. It’s a shame, because Brooksfilms turned out some wonderful dramatic fare that Mel wasn’t allowed to flaunt publicly, out of fear that they wouldn’t do well…

Hal Holbrook

Shout!Takes: Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook, star of stage and screens of all sizes, gives one of the most powerfully insightful, raw and passionate interviews we’ve ever presented on Shout!Takes, as he discusses his memorable nine-episode series, The Senator. Decades before Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing, The Senator dramatized the work of an idealistic U.S. politician and introduced America to social, economic and environmental…

Iain Softley

Shout!Takes: Iain Softley

Hackers is one of those movies that was criticized in the press for being too far-fetched when it was released, but gets criticized now for being too outdated. In this fascinating interview with the film’s director, Iain Softley, we hear about working with up-and-comers Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie, designing a world that’s minutes away…