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Get a close-up on the creative process of transforming novels into film. Focusing on Richard Russo's "Empire Falls" and other novels brought to screen, host David D'Arcy talks to Russo, John Irving ("The Cider House Rules"), Russell Banks ("The Sweet Hereafter"), Rick Moody ("The Ice Storm"), Susan Orlean ("The Orchid Thief/Adaptation") and others who've watched their worlds transformed into celluloid - sometimes collaborating in the process. With director Fred Schepisi and the actors who bring Richard Russo's characters to life in "Empire Falls" we get the backstory. Join us on the journey from page to screen on the Richard Russo edition of "Independent Minds."

Richard Russo, Fred Schepisi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Estelle
Parsons, John Updike, John Irving, James Schamus, Rick Moody, Susan Orlean, Ian McEwan, Charlie Kaufman, Robert Benton, David Thomson, Julie Salamon, Russell Banks, Elmore Leonard.

David D'Arcy is a journalist and critic who has been covering the cultural scene for public radio for almost 20 years. He is a frequent commentator on the arts for the BBC Radio program, "Front Row," and a correspondent for "The Art Newspaper," a London monthly.

INDEPENDENT MINDS: RICHARD RUSSO is an hour-long special.

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Listener Inquiries/Comments: Independent Minds: Richard Russo, 69 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007
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Programming Information: 212-619-1475
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Richard Russo & David D'Arcy

Russo photo © J.D. Sloan

John Irving

Julie Salamon & Russell Banks

Rick Moody & Susan Orlean

Elmore Leonard & David Thomson

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