📼 Ray Bradbury Interviews
My 200th list for all the madmen. Be madness maddened!
- •PBS's Blank On BlankIn this animated version of a lost interview, we get to hear Ray Bradbury's thoughts on being mad about writing and how to become madmen in love: https://youtu.be/2ciQoov55fM For more from this 1972 gem, click here: http://blankonblank.org/interviews/ray-bradbury-interview-on-madmen-writing-farenheit-451-friends-driving/
- •National Endowment of the Arts' Big ReadThe life and joy of Ray Bradbury right here in a matter of 20 minutes; 20 minutes of 91 beautiful years: https://youtu.be/sLuDOEuwwso
- •Day At NightHere we see Bradbury discuss his inspirations for his books like The Illustrated Man and Something Wicked This Way Comes. His philosophies are notable as well: https://youtu.be/tTXckvj7KL4
- •CBC's The Illustrated ManIf you watched the Day At Night interview above, you would know that Ray isn't any good with numbers. But his equation for Love certainly adds up: Purification + Doing = Love. https://youtu.be/If9hMwaGfdk
- •SCVTV's Leon Worden PhonecallBradbury's love of Mars, the call for less bad television and in its place good TV again, technology and architecture all in this telephone interview: https://vimeo.com/43581998
- •Comic-Con 2010Brain Pickings has wonderful brain droppings on the wonderful storyteller, but here at 90 years old, Bradbury is timeless as ever: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/09/04/ray-bradbury-comic-con-interview/ To hear the full interview, click here: http://www.theqandapodcast.com/2012/06/ray-bradbury-q.html?m=1 (BP's article cut to the topical parts).
- •Mars and the Mind of ManAnother Brain Pickings interview, this time in two articles. https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/22/ray-bradbury-science-vs-religion-poetry/ & https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/20/mars-and-the-mind-of-man-sagan-bradbury-clarke-caltech-1971/ Religion, science and the coexistence of both in what Bradbury sees as a romantic spirituality. The author is also joined by notables Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan. A book of same title is out of print but can still be found online or at your library.
- •Story of a WriterYet another article from Brain Pickings, but this time as a documentary. Bradbury takes readers and viewers and writers behind the practice of being a manic for the craft: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/22/ray-bradbury-story-of-a-writer-1963/
- •ListsRay says making lists helps you write better. His lists weren't just for his stories but also for the titles of them. Bradbury would list nouns that provoked his memories or accounts as a kid or in the present moment. A mention of dreams comes to light which Bradbury calls "theatre of the mind" but that's another interview. He suggests making a list of ten things you hate, ten things you love and write about these things intensely: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/10/18/ray-bradbury-on-lists/
- •Fahrenheit 451 Isn't About CensorshipAccording to Ray Bradbury, his only science fiction book (as he claims) is about how we marginalize ourselves. Even though censorship is a theme, it's not the only one. Bradbury wrote it on account of his love of reading and his hate of book-burners. Naturally these items from a list became the book we know today: http://www.laweekly.com/news/ray-bradbury-rip-fahrenheit-451-is-still-misinterpreted-we-not-government-are-enslaving-ourselves-2384229
- •An Evening with Ray BradburyIn this keynote address, Ray gives students advice on writing and teaches them the finer points for doing it well: http://www.openculture.com/2012/04/ray_bradbury_gives_12_pieces_of_writing_advice_to_young_authors_2001.html
- •There are plenty more interviews, especially from UCLA. One more from Alibi strikes me the most. The rights to a remake of the Fahrenheit 451 movie is in the works yet Mel Gibson owns them. All I know is, the technology can make it better (not that the original isn't good). Bradbury's vision (mechanical dog) must make it to the big screen!
- •Thank you RayFor your love and loves.
- •If you want more Ray Bradbury, check out my suggested short stories of his here: 🚀Ray Bradbury Short Stories, Ranked
- •Thank you for reading 😄📖💜