Constructing the Narrative

July 16, 2006
(was 05.22.2005)

Vivek Maddala knows how to tell a good story. He can put a lump in your throat or make you laugh out loud. His themes are timeless and universal. Maddala composes music for silent films. In this hour of To The Best Of Knowledge, how to construct a narrative. From writing silent film music to editing documentaries. Also, beginnings and endings with novelists Tom Wolfe, Amy Tan, and Jane Hamilton.

  1. Tom Wolfe reads "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

    Tom Wolfe reads the opening to "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and explains why it's his favorite.

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  2. David Freudberg on constructing a narrative

    Award-winning radio producer David Freudberg talks with Anne Strainchamps about what narratives mean to people and how to construct a narrative.

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  3. John Pollack on "Cork Boat"

    John Pollack collected well over a hundred thousand wine corks and used them to build a replica of a Viking ship which he then sailed in Portugal.

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  4. Amy Tan talks about "Lolita"

    Amy Tan shares her love for Nabokov's "Lolita."

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  5. Vivek Maddala on film scores

    Vivek Maddala composes new scores for silent movies.  He tells Steve Paulson how music can tell a story.

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  6. Jane Hamilton on her favorite novel endings

    Novelist Jane Hamilton reads her favorite novel endings.

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