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The Film Programme: Episodes

With Francine Stock.

Director Brad Bird discusses Tomorrowland, in which George Clooney searches for a mythical city of the future created by the finest minds of their generation.

Director Ana Lily Amirpour discusses her Iranian vampire spaghetti western, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.

Abderrahmane ...
With Francine Stock.

As Mad Max hits the road again, Kim Newman trawls through his favourite post-apocalyptic cliches.

Director Olivier Assayas discusses his drama Clouds Of Sils Maria, which he wrote for his friend Juliette Binoche, and reveals why he also cast Twilight star Kristen Stewart.

Critic ...
With Francine Stock. Peter Firth talks about bringing Spooks to the big screen and a film career that's included Equus and Roman Polanski's Tess. Neil Brand explains why a famous Italian opera provided the unlikely soundtrack for the boxing movie Raging Bull. Director Celine Sciamma explains why she ...
With Francine Stock

Festen director Thomas Vinterberg discusses his latest adaptation of Far From The Madding Crowd and why he hasn't seen all of John Schlesinger's 1967 version with Terence Stamp and Julie Christie.

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle reveals some tricks of his trade and tells Francine ...
With Francine Stock.

Avengers' director Joss Whedon discusses the challenges of writing a film with not one, not two, but eight super-heroes.

Swedish auteur Roy Andersson on A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence and why the Swedes are really glum.

As part of the BBC's Get Creative campaign, ...
With Francine Stock.

Flight Of The Conchords' Jemaine Clement discusses his vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows and reveals why they used their IT engineer called Stu to play an IT engineer called Stu.

Jan Vokes is the star of a new documentary Dark Horse about the staff and members of a ...
Ryan Gosling discusses his directorial debut Lost River, which was met with a mixture of cheers and jeers at its Cannes premiere.

The head of BBC Films, Christine Langan, looks back at its 25 years history, including such hits as Billy Elliot, Philomena, and Fish Tank, and laments the lack of original ...
As Blade Runner returns to the big screen in the wake of Ex Machina and Chappie, Adam Rutherford and Francine Stock investigate the role of artificial intelligence in cinema.
With Francine Stock. Kenneth Branagh discusses his live-action version of Cinderella and why he made the stepmother less wicked and more sympathetic, and why test audiences didn't always agree with his decision. While We're Young director Noah Baumbach discusses mid-life crises, Ben Stiller and the enduring ...
With Francine Stock. The men who brought Paddington to the big screen, producer David Heyman and director Paul King, reveal why it took seven years to turn the bear from darkest Peru into a movie star. Thelma Schoonmaker, the Oscar winning editor of Raging Bull and The Wolf Of Wall Street, talks about ...
With Francine Stock. Terence Stamp reveals why he fell out with director John Schlesinger on the set of Far From The Madding Crowd. Director Joanna Hogg tells Francine why she has set up her own film club because of the demise of repertory cinema in this country. Clive Bell and Tomoko Komura perform ...
With Francine Stock. Neill Blomkamp, the creator of science fiction satire Chappie, tell us why we should learn to stop worrying and love Artificial Intelligence. Neil Brand reveals why the spaghetti western would not have been the same without Ennio Morricone's memorable scores. BAFTA winner Daisy Jacobs ...
With Antonia Quirke. Stephanie Beacham reveals why Marlon Brando wore y-fronts and wellington boots during their love scenes for The Nightcomers, a little-seen prequel to Henry James' Turn Of The Screw. Catch Me Daddy director Daniel Wolfe discusses the reasons that he made a modern-day western set ...
Antonia Quirke talks to three Oscar nominees as they head off to the Academy Awards for the first time. Anthony McCarten, the writer and producer of The Theory Of Everything, is up for two awards - best adapted screenplay and best film. He reveals why he's turned down an invitation to Madonna's after-party. ...
Antonia Quirke presents a valentine to the cinema in a special edition about love in the movies. She talks to Terence Stamp, once described as the most beautiful man in the world, about what it was like to be loved from afar by millions of strangers. And she hears from Sir Richard Eyre who explains why ...
With Francine Stock. Selma recounts the life of Martin Luther King for the first time on the big screen. Its director Ava DuVernay tells Francine what she thinks of the controversy in the United States about the film's portrayal of President Lyndon B Johnson, which some critics say is unfair and unbalanced. ...
With Francine Stock. Director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses the challenges of writing Inherent Vice, the first ever movie adaptation of a novel by reclusive writer Thomas Pynchon. Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry talks about the dangers of filming in the favelas of Rio for his caper movie Trash. ...
With Francine Stock. Novelist Alex Garland discusses his directorial debut Ex Machina and tells Francine why he thinks Professor Stephen Hawking is wrong to worry that the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. Liz Fraser is known as one of the Carry On girls, ...
With Francine Stock.

Arsenal fan Nick Hornby reveals what appealed to him about Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild, about her 1000 mile hike through mid America, and why he was never tempted to try the walk himself.

Jazz drumming is the unlikely subject for a movie, but Whiplash has won numerous awards in ...
With Francine Stock.

Into The Woods stars James Corden and Emily Blunt discusses what it was like to sing on screen for the first time.

Director Bennett Miller reveals the reasons he cast Steve Carrell against type as a multi-millionaire who sponsored an American Olympic wrestling team with tragic ...
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