Interview: Barry Norman on United Artists


United Artists are re-releasing some of their famous back catalogue on DVD in the build up to their 90th birthday celebrations next year.

I spoke recently with film critic Barry Norman about the history of the studio, which was founded in 1919 by Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith.

We discuss the highs and lows of the studio and some of the key films and filmmakers who worked at United Artists, as well as Barry’s career reviewing films on British TV.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Barry_Norman_on_United_Artists.mp3]

To download the interview as a podcast via iTunes, just click the image below:

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Official site for United Artists
> An article by David Thomson in The Guardian on the studio
> Find out more about United Artists at Wikipedia
> See Barry interview Woody Allen for the BBC in 1995

A range of classic United Artists films are out on DVD, but the one’s I’d recommend would include: