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Paul Williams talks Harvard, Hollywood, Hitmen and Holy Men

Season 1, Ep. 92

Paul Williams is a key figure in New Hollywood and cinema generally. Along with Ed Pressman, he formed Pressman Williams Productions which brought to the screens the likes of Brian de Palma and Terrence Malick. He directed a number of films beginning in 1969 with Out of It starring Barry Gordon and Jon Voight and going on with such cult underground films as The Revolutionary and Dealing. His new memoir Harvard, Hollywood, Hitmen and Holy Men is a fascinating and at times hilarious chronicle of an extraordinary life, which offers profound insights that go much further than world of show business into spiritualism, politics and psychology.

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