In this episode of The Drexel InterView, host Paula Marantz Cohen talks about movies with long-time Philadelphia Inquirer film critic Steven Rea. Rea is a lively and erudite guest, with an array of anecdotes and informed opinions on his subject. Rea's interest in cinema began early, during formative years spent in London, New York, and Los Angeles, before settling in Philadelphia. These cosmopolitan places all helped shape his broad and eclectic taste in film. Rea discusses breakthroughs in production technology, as well as evolving trends in movie subjects and styles. He also touches on his favorite movies, directors, actors, and overall view of celebrity culture as illustrated in his book, Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling with the Stars. Finally, Rea relates the movie industry and newspaper industry having been intimately connected with both over the course of his career. Join Paula Marantz Cohen, Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English and program host, as she talks with Steven Rea for this episode of The Drexel InterView.
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Episode #225 / Length: 26 minutes