While he is considered one of the most respected film critics in the country, as evidenced by his work with Time magazine, Richard Schickel is also widely known for producing documentaries about Hollywood and its most important figures. As the producer of works such as Woody Allen: A Life in Film and Scorsese on Scorsese, Shickel allows legendary filmmakers to explain their work.
Schickel has reunited with legendary director Steven Spielberg for his most recent effort, Spielberg on Spielberg, which will premiere Monday, July 9, at 8 p.m. on Turner Classic Movies. The pair also collaborated on 2000's Shooting War, a profile of World War II photographers. In this podcast interview, Schickel talked about Spielberg's work and their collaborations together; the podcast features audio clips from the documentary, courtesy Turner Classic Movies.