RISA SHUMAN TALKS ABOUT DELIVERANCE, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, AND THE WIZARD OF OZ
Risa Shuman is the Senior Producer of Saturday Night at the Movies on TVOntario. She graduated in 1973 from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in film. Shuman has worked at Saturday Night at the Movies for almost 28 years. She joins us again to share her thoughts on movies old and new.
Gerry McCarthy: You recently screened the movie Deliverance (1972) with Ned Beatty, John Voight, Burt Reynolds, and Ronnie Cox. Why do you think the film still holds up today?
Risa Shuman: First of all, it’s very well written. It’s a terrific screenplay and a tremendous story. It’s seldom that you take four people out of their environment –and put them in another environment. Most of us are urban and we can identify with that strangeness.