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The Treatment

The Treatment

A "treatment," in Hollywood parlance, is a concise overview of a screenplay. On The Treatment, film critic Elvis Mitchell turns the tables and gives the "treatment" to some of the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment.

Each week, Elvis speaks with an amazing array of guests, discussing everything from their inner conflicts to their interior design. With a straightforward style that understates his vast knowledge, Elvis is able to extract insights, issues and inspirations from even the most introverted guests. Conversations on The Treatment are mostly comfortable, sometimes contentious, but always fascinating.

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Elvis Mitchell

Elvis Mitchell is an American film critic and host of KCRW's nationally syndicated pop culture and entertainment show, The Treatment, since its inception in 1996. Mitchell was born in Highland Park, Michigan and graduated in 1980 from Wayne State University, where he majored in English. He has served as a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where he received the 1999 AASFE award for criticism, the LA Weekly, the Detroit Free Press, and the New York Times. He served for a number of years as a pop culture commentator for Weekend Edition on NPR.



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Produced by

Jenny Radelet

Tapes & Transcripts

A CD copy of The Treatment is available by calling 1.888.600.5279.
Transcripts are not available.


The theme track is Chocolate Elvis by Tosca.
(compilation CD  'Abstract Vibes'  on Quango Records, Cat# 162-448 015-2)