The State of Things
12:07 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Movies on the Radio: Filmed in North Carolina

The original poster for Dirty Dancing, one of the many successful movies filmed in North Carolina.

From The Last of the Mohicans to Dirty Dancing and Days of Thunder, movies made in North Carolina have gone on to great box office success. 

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The State of Things
12:12 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Movies On The Radio: Musicals

Meet Me In St. Louis
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Since the transition from silent films in the 1920s, the musical has been a staple of the movie industry. Some of the cinema’s biggest hits include song and dance.  From Singing in the Rain to Grease, host Frank Stasio looks at musicals at the movies with North Carolina University film professor Marsha Gordon and North Carolina Museum of Art film curator Laura Boyes.

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The State of Things
4:15 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Movies On The Radio: Who Is Your Favorite Character?

Movie Critics Talk About Favorite Movie Characters
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When you were a child, did you imagine being Superman? 

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The State of Things
11:53 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Movies On The Radio: Films That Traumatized In Childhood

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Note: This is a rebroadcast of a show from Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

For many, The Wizard of Oz is a happy tale of Dorothy and her little dog Toto skipping along the yellow brick road.

But for some, the Wicked Witch and the flying monkeys were the visions of nightmares.

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The State Of Things
12:09 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Listen: Young von Trapps Sing "Edelweiss"

The von Trapps
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Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August von Trapp are the grandchildren of Werner von Trapp. He was portrayed as Kurt in the beloved film, "The Sound of Music." The young von Trapps learned to sing from their grandfather and have been touring together for 13 years. The foursome sang "Edelweiss" on The State of Things.

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The State Of Things
9:50 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Red, White And Blue On The Silver Screen

Yankee Doodle Dandy
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Tomorrow, across the nation, Americans will celebrate our independence with parades, barbeques and fireworks. Some will celebrate the holiday with an annual viewing of their favorite patriotic film.

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Politics & Government
8:31 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC

The TV show Homeland, and the movies Iron Man 3 and the Hunger Games were filmed in North Carolina.
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North Carolina could see fewer hits like Iron Man 3 or Homeland filmed in the state. That’s because tax incentives that encourage the film industry to make movies here are set to expire in January. Some lawmakers are trying to pass a measure that would give grants to the film industry to keep production companies here. But while budget negotiations are underway, time is running out to pass legislation.

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The State of Things
10:54 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Patriotic Themes On Silver Screen: Tell Us Your Favorite (Or Least Favorite)

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What movie captures that patriotic feeling? Is it the President's speech in the 1996 hit Independence Day? Or the wholesome enthusiasm of Mr. Smith on his adventure to Washington?

As the 4th of July approaches, The State of Things movie experts Laura Boyes and Marsha Gordon look at patriotism on the big screen.

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The State of Things
12:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Movies On The Radio: Which Is Better- The Book Or The Movie?

The Great Gatsby movie set
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  The Hunger Games. Harry Potter. The Great Gatsby. Blockbuster films or popular literature? Do you ever walk out of the movie theater and hear, "The book was so much better than the movie."? Or do you prefer the silver screen adaptation of your favorite novel? Turning a book into a movie poses all sorts of challenges.

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The State Of Things
12:55 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

The Book Was Better Than The Movie...Or Was It?

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"The book was so much better than the movie." It is a refrain we have all heard. But sometimes the film version exceeds the expectations of the written tale.

Marsha Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University and Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, return to The State of Things to talk with host Frank Stasio about literary adaptations in film.

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