John Badham Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with John Badham

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Veteran director John Badham (WarGames, Saturday Night Fever) shares stories from the sets of his most well-known films, reveals his role in casting, his views on the changing world of post-production, and which films he wishes he hadn’t made.

Director John Badham discusses pre-production on Saturday Night Fever, including finding just the right disco for the characters, and creating the iconic dance floor.

Badham reveals how location scouting at a fish factory led to an idea for the opening action sequence of Stakeout.

Badham describes the process of adapting Dracula from stage to screen and working with actor Frank Langella.