MICHAEL COLLINS, SYNTHETIC PLEASURES, behind the scenes of THAT THING YOU DO! and much more!

Preview Theater episode #142 broadcast on October 24, 1996

Featured in this week’s episode:


An all star cast including Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, and Julia Roberts headline in Neil Jordan’s historical biopic of Irish revolutionary MICHAEL COLLINS, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.  


SYNTHETIC PLEASURES is conceived as an electronic road movie, this documentary investigates cutting edge technologies and their influence on our culture as we approach the 21st century. It takes off from the idea that mankind’s effort to tap the power of Nature has been so successful that a new world is suddenly emerging,an artificial reality. Virtual Reality, digital and biotechnology, plastic surgery and mood-altering drugs promise seemingly unlimited powers to our bodies, and ourselves.



Behind the Scenes of THAT THING YOU DO!

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager. THAT THING YOU DO! starsTom Hanks, Liv Tyler, and Charlize Theron


This week’s episode rundown:

  • Michael Collins
  • Behind the Scenes of That Thing You Do!
  • Synthetic Pleasures
  • Toy Story
  • Man of the Year
  • Moll Flanders
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