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A New Documentary Film Explores the Work of Novelist Vicente Blasco Ibanez: "The Fifth Horseman"

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Aired on Tuesday, November 11th.

On this Veterans Day edition of StudioTulsa, we're talking about a certain classic novel that came out of World War I, "The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse" by the Spanish author Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, and about a silent-film epic, from 1921, which had the same title, and which was based on this novel -- and which also introduced audiences around the globe to an unknown actor named Rudolph Valentino. Now comes a documentary film about this famed novel and its author, and about the novel's corresponding cinematic masterpiece, which actually had Valentino delivering his first-ever turn as a "Latin Lover." The documentary is called "The Fifth Horseman: A Vision of World War I," and it will have its English-language premiere this evening, Tuesday the 11th, at the Lorton Performance Center on the TU campus at 7:30pm. (More about this free-to-the-public screening, which will follow a 6pm reception, can be found here.) Our guests on ST today are Enrique Viciano and Rosana Pastor, the co-directors of this work, which also features an appearance by TU Spanish Literature professor Chris Anderson.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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