Piece Comment

Review of An Interview with Joe Barbera

I found it fascinating to listen to having as a child watched the Flintstones cartoon most weeknights before the BBC’s main evening news. The only improvement I could suggest for wider distribution would be to remove the WNYC announcer at the beginning and end and have Joe voice a better intro. Yes the sound isn’t perfect in some places, but location interviews can be tricky things to record. On spec interviews as this sounds to be are the trickiest, you have to take pot-luck on location and background noise. That being said, the human ear is the most adaptive filter, I still think this is a fantastic piece. I only hope Joe has more material with other animation pioneers in his archive. I would certainly be interested to hear it.