Search Results for: oral history

The Oral History of ‘Best in Show’

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“Looking back at the dog show–centric successor to the mockumentaries ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ and ‘Waiting for Guffman’ on its 20th anniversary.”

Source: The Ringer
Published: Sep 29, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,200 words)

Your Favorite Scary Movie: The Oral History of ‘Scream’

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“It’s hard to imagine now that the franchise has been spilling gallons of fake blood for a quarter-century—Paramount Home Entertainment recently released a remastered anniversary edition on 4K Ultra HD, and the fifth installment of the franchise will hit theaters in January—but there was a time when no one wanted to direct Scream. At first, even Wes Craven passed. Several times. The man behind horror classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Last House on the Left was tired of being confined to the genre that he’d mastered. Yet the pull of Williamson’s script eventually turned out to be too much to resist, and with its elements at his fingertips, Craven reinvented big-screen horror.”

Source: The Ringer
Published: Dec 20, 2021
Length: 28 minutes (7,096 words)

An Oral History of the National Brotherhood of Skiers

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“In March, the group made news after its summit in Sun Valley, Idaho, had a devastating encounter with the coronavirus—scores of members fell ill, and four died. Now it’s wrestling with how to leverage the momentum of a national reckoning with racism.”

Source: Outside
Published: Jan 5, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,585 words)

The Oral History of CNN’s Election Week

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Source: Esquire
Published: Nov 16, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,801 words)

Top Dog: An Oral History of “Wishbone”

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Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Sep 16, 2020
Length: 32 minutes (8,100 words)

Bad Reputation: An Oral History of the Freaks and Geeks Soundtrack

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Published: Mar 8, 2021
Length: 38 minutes (9,600 words)

An Oral History of ‘Center Stage’

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Published: May 11, 2020
Length: 33 minutes (8,465 words)

How the Go-Go’s Found Their Beat: An Oral History

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“Four decades after the band ushered in a bold new era for rock, Vogue plunged into the valley of the Go-Go’s for an oral history with the key players who brought Beauty and the Beat to such indelible life.”

Source: Vogue
Published: Aug 4, 2020
Length: 38 minutes (9,661 words)

The Rise and Fall of a Fracking Boom Town: An Oral History

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“Rock Springs, Wyoming, sits on vast underground stores of natural gas and shale oil. But what was meant to be a blessing turned into a curse.”

Published: Dec 21, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,667 words)

An Oral History of Fashion’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic

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In the midst of a global pandemic, 25 fashion luminaries, including Marc Jacobs, Bethann Hardison, and Ralph Lauren, highlight a previously untold history of the AIDS crisis.

Source: Vogue
Published: Dec 16, 2020
Length: 62 minutes (15,500 words)