Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg show

Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

Summary: Podcast for the exhibition “Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011; narrated by Virginia Mecklenburg with commentary by collectors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

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Podcasts:

 Chapter 8: The End of an Era | File Type: video/m4v | Duration: 5:00

Changing times in America in the 1960s and changes for Rockwell. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg with some concluding thoughts.

 Chapter 7: American Life | File Type: video/m4v | Duration: 5:00

Humor and drama in Rockwell’s views of American life, as well as the way he came to view himself.

 Chapter 6: Growing Up/Growing Old | File Type: video/m4v | Duration: 5:00

Rockwell’s picture stories of youth and old age. George Lucas’s and Steven Spielberg’s personal attachments to some of these images.

 Chapter 5: Ordinary Heroes | File Type: video/m4v | Duration: 5:00

Rockwell's use of non-professional,“ordinary” models to tell stories of heroic moments in everyday life. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg on links with Frank Capra films and on Rockwell telling a story in one frame.

 Chapter 4: Honor, Patriotism | File Type: video/m4v | Duration: 5:00

Rockwell’s iconic images of famous and everyday American heroes. Steven Spielberg with a personal story about being a Boy Scout.

 Chapter 3: Rockwell and Hollywood | File Type: video/m4v | Duration: 5:00

Rockwell’s reactions to Hollywood; George Lucas and Steven Spielberg on parallels between Rockwell and 1930s movies.

 Chapter 2: Imagination | File Type: video/m4v | Duration: 5:00

Rockwell’s connections with filmmaking, and the appeal of Rockwell’s views of imagination, childhood, and entertainment to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

 Chapter 1: Who is Norman Rockwell? | File Type: video/m4v | Duration: 5:00

Introduction to the exhibition and Rockwell’s career; George Lucas and Steven Spielberg on why they collect Rockwell’s work.

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