Barry Sonnenfeld is a filmmaker and television director.
In this episode, I had the opportunity to visit with John Ashton, who you probably remember best as Sgt. Taggert from Beverly Hill Cop I and II. He talks about his latest movie "Once Upon A River" which is available virtually now. I visit with director Barry Sonnenfeld, who talks about his book "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother". Mark Levine talks about the newly released "The Chicago 7" book with original transcripts from the original proceedings. Spencer Leigh talks about his upcoming book "Bob Dylan: Outlaw Blues". Matthew Morrison, who you might remember from GLEE visits about his album "Disney Dreamin' with Matthew Morrison".  --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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Gilbert and Frank welcome former cinematographer and award-winning director and producer Barry Sonnenfeld for an uncensored, laugh-filled conversation about directing temperamental actors, distrusting optimism, respecting movie audiences, helming "The Addams Family" and "Get Shorty" and writing his new memoir, "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother." Also, George C. Scott pushes the envelope, Gene Hackman grows a goatee, Barry and Larry David compare neuroses and Michael Jackson cameos in "Men in Black II." PLUS: "Throw Momma from the Train"! In praise of Dennis Farina! The obsessiveness of Stanley Kubrick! The many conquests of James Caan! And Barry shares his rules for filming comedy scenes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Director Barry Sonnenfeld had zero interest in film and went to college mainly to get away from his parents. His obsession with lenses and f-stops put him on the path to becoming a cinematographer and soon he was making his first feature film with the Coen Brothers. But not before getting hired as the cameraman for a porn shoot. Barry and Marc talk about Men in Black, Get Shorty, The Addams Family, dealing with bullies in Hollywood, and firing Donald Trump. This episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe.See for privacy information.
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Apr 1st, 1953
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14 hours, 6 minutes
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