Chomsky Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Marvin Chomsky

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

Veteran mini-series, movies for television and feature film director Marvin Chomsky (Inside the Third Reich, Roots, Holocaust) discusses his long career directing projects based on significant historical events.

Marvin Chomsky discusses why he focuses on families in historical mini-series like the Holocaust and Roots.

Chomsky describes how he directed a prison mob, composed of a thousand unruly extras in Attica.

He explains why he tries to remain emotionally disconnected from the dramatic stories he directs.