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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Director Sarah Polley turns the camera on herself in her latest film, "Stories We Tell."
Filmmaker Terence Nance talks about the difference between screening his debut feature at Sundance and in Brooklyn.
After a 5-hour lunch with series creator George R.R. Martin, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reveal that making Game of Thrones came down to one question. CONTAINS SPOILERS
BONUS EPISODE: Jeff Nichols joins Elvis Mitchell in front of a live audience to talk about his latest film, "Mud."
William Friedkin once received three paintings as a gift from a fan… an unknown artist named Jean Michel Basquiat. What he did with them, plus other stories from his new …
After visiting her father's homeland, director Mira Nair makes a film about the American Dream... from a different perspective.
Writer/director Shane Carruth talks about writing, directing, and starring in his second feature, "Upstream Color."
BONUS EPISODE: Danny Boyle and Elvis Mitchell in front of a live audience after a screening of Boyle's new film, 'Trance.'
Legendary actor, director, and philanthropist Robert Redford sits down with Elvis Mitchell to talk about his latest film as director, "The Company You Keep."
Elvis talks to Oscar winning screenwriter Callie Khouri, creator of the ABC series "Nashville."
Actress, comedian and screenwriter Casey Wilson talks about her big year at Sundance, and her ABC show, "Happy Endings."
BONUS EPISODE: Elvis Mitchell talks to playwright, screenwriter and film director David Mamet about his new HBO film, "Phil Spector."
Elvis chats with Kevin Pollak, actor, comedian, impressionist, author and host of "Kevin Pollack's Chat Show."
Actor and handicrafter Nick Offerman talks about his latest film, the show that made him famous, woodworking, and ham.
Oscar-winning writer Tom Stoppard talks about his latest adaptation, Ford Madox Ford's tetralogy, "Parade's End."
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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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The theme track is Chocolate Elvis by Tosca.
(compilation CD 'Abstract Vibes' on Quango Records, Cat# 162-448 015-2)