Episode #1008

WALL-E, The Class, Kweller

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Studio 360 Episode 1008, WALL-E, The Class, Kweller Still image from the Disney/Pixar film "WALL-E" (Wall-E (© Disney Enterprises Inc./Pixar))

Meet the Oscar nominees behind the movies Wall-E, the Class, and Man on Wire. The in-coming conductor of the LA Philharmonic finds his base, in the students of the Los Angeles public schools. Plus, singer Ben Kweller performs.

The Sound Mind of Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt created some of the most famous movie sounds, including R2D2’s mechanical chatter and the whir of the light saber. Burtt is also the voice of WALL-E, the starring robot in Pixar’s 2008 animated movie. Kurt talks to Burtt about the legendary sounds of his ...

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The Class

Nominated in the Best Foreign Language category, "The Class" looks so real, some might think it's a documentary - and a veteran teacher stars in the film. Sarah Elzas talked with director Laurent Cantet, who spent several months in a Paris high school ...


Man on Wire

Philippe Petit's unauthorized walk on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers transfixed the world in 1974. The Oscar-nominated documentary "Man on Wire" depicts how an acrobat and a rag-tag team of friends pulled off this extraordinary feat. Kurt visits the site of the ...


Dudamel Builds His Base

Gustavo Dudamel, the 28-year-old who will take over the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is making waves in classical music. Fellow Venezuelan Pilar Marrero went to see "the Dude" in action with some LA youngsters. Marrero reports for La Opinion and Feet in ...

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Ben Kweller

At 14 he was fronting a signed punk band. Now a wise man of 27, Ben Kweller's music is full of lush melodies and plainspoken lyrics. Kurt talked with Kweller in 2007 and asked him what childhood was like as a famous kid rocker. Kweller's new record ...

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Bonus Track: "On My Way"

Kweller sings the song live in Studio 360.


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