KCRW's The Treatment
By Elvis Mitchell, KCRW.com
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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.
||CleanCarrie Brownstein: Portlandia||Musician/actor Carrie Brownstein joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss writing a memoir and kicking of the final season of Portlandia.||9 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSaoirse Ronan: Brooklyn||Elvis Mitchell in conversation with Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan, recorded live at the Landmark Theater.||8 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJay Roach: Trumbo||Director Jay Roach joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the role screenwriter Dalton Trumbo played in the "Hollywood Ten" as told in the film Trumbo.||3 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRobert Trujillo: Jaco||Musician Robert Trujillo joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the journey from found footage to family input of the visionary bass player Jaco Pastorius while producing the documentary Jaco: The Film.||25 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRainn Wilson: Thom Pain (based on nothing) and The Bassoon King||Actor Rainn Wilson stops by The Treatment to discuss his personal and professional transformations as highlighted in his new book The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy and in his monologue performance in Thom Pain (based on nothing).||20 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAdam McKay: The Big Short||"What if pop culture told us what we needed to know?" Director Adam McKay discusses the state of pop culture and economic oversights highlighted in The Big Short.||12 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJim Nelson: GQ Editor-in-Chief||GQ's editor-in-chief Jim Nelson joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss how the magazine influences the power of celebrity and style.||11 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanF. Gary Gray: Straight Outta Compton||Director F. Gary Gray discusses his personal connection to the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.||5 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBen Mendelsohn: Mississippi Grind||Ben Mendelsohn joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his Emmy nomination and taking on gambling addiction for his role in Mississippi Grind.||30 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAdam Scott: Krampus||Actor Adam Scott visits The Treatment to discuss his holiday horror film Krampus.||22 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIan McKellen: Mr. Holmes||Actor Sir Ian McKellen joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his film Mr. Holmes||15 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTom Hooper: The Danish Girl||EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Elvis Mitchell in conversation with The Danish Girl director Tom Hooper, recorded live as part of the Film Independent at LACMA. program.||11 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRyan Coogler: Creed||Director Ryan Coogler joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his film Creed.||8 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFrank Spotnitz: Amazon's 'The Man in the High Castle'||Frank Spotnitz joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his Amazon Original Series The Man in the High Castle, a visual adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name.||1 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCary Fukunaga: Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation'||WEB EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker Cary Fukunaga joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the true vulnerability of family in Netflix's Beasts of No Nation.||25 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBenicio Del Toro: Sicario||Actor Benicio Del Toro joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his film Sicario.||24 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGaspar Noé: Love||Elvis Mitchell in conversation with Love director Gaspar Noé and actors Aomi Muyock and Karl Glusman, recorded live as part of the Film Independent at LACMA program.||20 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRandall Park: Fresh Off The Boat||Actor Randall Park joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the relatability of his character Louis Huang on Fresh Off The Boat.||17 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOlivia Wilde: Meadowland||WEB EXCLUSIVE: Actress Olivia Wilde stops by to discuss her role as a grief stricken mother in the drama Meadowland.||16 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAziz Ansari: Netflix's 'Master of None'||Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari visits The Treatment to discuss his new Netflix series Master of None.||10 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAlex Borstein: HBO's 'Getting On'||Alex Borstein on the success of her varied career and the pleasure involved in portraying Dawn in HBO's Getting On.||9 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanColin Hanks: All Things Must Pass||Colin Hanks shares his lengthy journey of documenting the rise and fall of Tower Records in All Things Must Pass.||4 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEileen Heisler & DeAnn Heline: The Middle||Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, creators of the sitcom The Middle, join Elvis Mitchell to discuss the show's seventh season.||27 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDavis Guggenheim: He Named Me Malala||WEB BONUS: Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim joins Elvis Mitchell for a Q&A following a screening of He Named Me Malala at LACMA.||23 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSarah Silverman: I Smile Back||Sarah Silverman discusses the darkness that both drama and comedy share and pulling from that for her new film I Smile Back.||21 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Love this podcast
Great, great podcast. Elvis Mitchell is an amazing host, both incredibly erudite but also has a lot of fun with his guest. A joy to listen to.
I wish I had a 10th the charisma that Elvis has. He is a great interviewer and very perceptive. Enjoy.
This podcast is insightful, descriptive and honest with an educational standpoint on screenwriting and film making without it being about the podcaster but instead the person being interviewed. More Treatments needed to get it up the chart. :)