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Desson Howe

Behind the Screen

Desson Howe
Desson Howe

Washington Post film critic Desson Howe brings Behind The Screen online to discuss filmmaking and the art of the cinema on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. ET. Have you ever wanted to know what the director had in mind when making a particular film? Or why the producer altered the original screenplay? Why was an actor or actress cast over another? Howe has answers to these and other questions about filmmaking.

Howe has been a movie critic at The Post for 13 years. He was raised in England, where he attended private school in Surrey. Although he was entranced, like most children, by Walt Disney movies, he says it was a visit to the local theater in the mid-1960s, to see David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia," that made him realize movies had to be a part of his life.

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