An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewee. Interviews are a standard part of qualitative research. They are also used in journalism and media reporting (see Interview (journalism)) and in various employment-related contexts.
The qualitative research interview seeks to describe and the meanings of central themes in the life world of the subjects. The main task in interviewing is to understand the meaning of what the interviewees say. Interviewing, when considered as a method for conducting qualitative research, is a technique used to understand the experiences of others.
Interview were a five piece pop/rock band from Bath, Somerset, England. They were signed to Virgin Records, and between 1978 and 1981 released two albums and four singles.
Originally formed in 1977 by Pete Allerhand, Alan Brain and Jeff Starrs in Bath, they added Manny Elias (later of Tears for Fears) on drums and Phil Crowther on bass. In 1978, they signed up to a five album recording contract with Virgin.
Their debut album, big oceans, produced by Colin Thurston, was released in 1978 consisted of both hard-edged power pop ("You Didn't Have To Lie To Me", "Academies To Anger") and more expansive, somber material ("Shipyards") that signaled the direction the band were to take on their second effort. Peter Gabriel also did a session with the band, producing demo versions of "You Didn't Have to Lie To Me", "That Kind Of Boy" and "Shipyards", and these were subsequently released as archive material.
For that next album, Snakes and Lovers (released in the U.S. eponymously titled "Interview" without the words "Snakes and Lovers"), which was produced by Mick Glossop, they brought in bassist Alfie Aguis, who was associated with The Teardrop Explodes. This album has over subsequent years received critical acclaim, however at the time, it was poorly promoted by Virgin and was ignored by radio and the music press. According to an interview with Jeff Starrs in 1997, “soon after its release we did support dates in the UK with the Pretenders and Peter Gabriel whilst Virgin closely watched the sales graphs in the US climb. At one point, it seemed inevitable that we should go over and promote but Virgin would always say 'wait and see if the graph keeps going up'! Of course, after a while, it went down and a tour was decided against...".
Interview was a 1973 Bengali film directed by noted Indian art film director Mrinal Sen. A path-breaking film in terms of the narrative innovation and cinematic technique, it was a commercial success and went to run for six weeks amidst gushing admiration and accolades, when it was screened first. It also happened to be the debut film of Ranjit Mullick. Though according to the director, it was a film on the colonial hangover,it touched upon the diverse issue of anti-establishment, middle class cowardice, unemployment.
Ranjit Mullick is a smart personable young man. A friend of the family, who works in a foreign firm, has assured him of a lucrative job in his firm. All Ranjit has to do is to appear in an interview, dressed in a western style suit.
It seems a simple task, but fate wills otherwise. A strike by a labour Union means that he can't get his suit back from the laundry. His father's old suit won't fit him. He borrows a suit but loses it in a fracas. Ultimately he has to go to the interview dressed in the traditional Bengali Dhoti and Kurta (Dhuti-Panjabi).