Ep 562: Joseph McBride

Jun 27, 2019

[2 mins. 41 secs.] Film historian extraordinaire, Joseph McBride, in the first of a series of visits to the podcast. This one centers on McBride's recent biography of Hollywood director Ernst Lubitsch, "How Did Lubitsch Do It?" (Columbia University Press, 2018).

Joseph McBride is a film historian and professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. He is the author of many books, including "Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success" (1992), "Steven Spielberg: A Biography" (1997), "Searching for John Ford" (2001), and "What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career" (2006). McBride, something of a Zelig figure, was also cast in the Orson Welles' unfinished finished film "The Other Side of the Wind".

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