Embracing Innovation

August 19, 2001

“Lets Make Our Own Movie!”  That was a wild idea back in the days of young Mickey Rooney, but today, anyone can do it.  Next time on To the Best of Our Knowledge, how digital cameras make us all directors, and why movies may never be the same.  Also, screenwriter Andrew Davies  talks about bringing literary classics to the silver screen - from Jane Austen to Bridget Jones.

  1. Bart Cheever on D.FILM

    Bart Cheever is one of the founders of D.FILM - a touring Digital Film Festival. He says that digital photography makes it possible for anyone to make professional quality films

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  2. Andrew Davies on Screenwriting

    Screenwriter and novelist Andrew Davies talks about why Jane Austen is hot again, what he had to do to the “Bridget Jones’s Diary” script, and how he felt when someone else adapted and filmed one of his novels

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  3. Meg Graham on "Corning and the Craft of Innovation"

    Meg Graham is the co-author (with Alec Shuldiner) of “Corning and the Craft of Innovation.”  She says that Corning has a long tradition of nurturing innovation and accommodating eccentricity.

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  4. Richard Manning on "Food's Frontier"

    Richard Manning is the author of many books including “Food’s Frontier: The Next Green Revolution.”  Among the scientists profiled in that book is Robert Goodman, a plant pathologist at the University of Wisconsin.

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  5. Michael Ruhlman on "Wooden Boats"

    Michael Ruhlman is the author of “Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard.”  He says that wooden boats are alive and have souls.

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