Visual History Interview
Milos Forman recounts his infatuation with film as a child during World War II and the difficulties of working under the post-war Czech communist regime. He describes the creative freedom and challenges he found in the USA. He also describes his working philosophy and appreciation for creative rights.
In Vittorio De Sica’s charming Miracle in Milan, the poor literally rise above it all. Milos Forman explains why the film touched him so deeply in his youth.
Since coming to America after the Czech Spring in 1968, Milos Forman has been committed to making movies about individuals fighting for their rights in films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The People vs. Larry Flynt.
Milos Forman made a spectacle of Amadeus over 20 years ago. He talks about achieving a mix of Old World craft and Hollywood style.