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Filmmaker Michael Hoffman: The Emperor’s Club

Director Michael Hoffman and author Ethan Canin join Marcia Franklin for a conversation about Hoffman’s film “The Emperor’s Club.” The movie is based on Canin’s short story, “The Palace Thief.”

Hoffman, an Idaho native, shares the reasons he wanted to direct “The Emperor’s Club,” his thoughts on the film’s themes, and his experiences working with Canin. Hoffman won Academy Awards for best costume design and best art direction for his 1996 film “Restoration.” Canin is an author who teaches at the prestigious Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

Originally aired: 11/24/2002

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