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Francine Stock talks to Tommy Lee Jones about his new film THE HOMESMAN, a gritty take on the Western in which the harshness of frontier life and the impact it had on women are central to the story. She also discovers why set designer Maria Djurkovic is such a valued member of the teams in the many projects ...
Francine Stock hears from director Christopher Nolan about the tension between eco-conservatism and interplanetary pioneer spirit in his new space Blockbuster Interstellar. There's also the second part of a series featuring the sound effects experts - this time Randy Thom who added more than a little ...
British director Mike Leigh discusses his latest film Mr Turner. With a career spanning over 40 years, he tells The Film Programme why he has wanted to make a film about the artist for over 20 years, and why actor Timothy Spall was the only man for the job. In the run up to the London Korean Film Festival, ...
Director of The Babadook, Jennifer Kent explains how she used the psychological to create horror, and talks about the challenges in casting kids. Film critic Kim Newman takes a look at children in horror films, from The Innocents to The Exorcist. British actor Riz Ahmed discusses his new role in Nightcrawler ...
With Francine Stock. Fashion designer turned film producer Agnes B. discusses her directorial debut My Name Is Hmmm... and reveals her life-long affair with cinema. The head of Dream Works Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, considers the future of animated films and looks back at a career he describes as ...
With Francine Stock. Olivier Award winning playwright Gregory Burke discusses his feature film debut '71, about a young soldier who finds himself lost in Belfast during the height of the Troubles. Peter Strickland, the acclaimed director of revenge drama Katalin Varga, reveals what happened when Bjork ...
Director David Fincher reveals how he adapted the best-selling thriller Gone Girl for the big screen and why he's not worried that seven million readers already know the plot's infamous twist. Lux Aeterna composer Clint Mansell discusses the pleasure and pain of writing for Hollywood and what he really ...
British actress Olivia Williams discusses her experiences of Hollywood and why the Tinsel Town satire Maps To The Stars is all too real. An investigation into why Italian cinema was so coy about the mafia until fairly recently. Polish director reveals why he returned to his homeland for his post-war ...
Nick Cave discusses a documentary about his life and work called 20,000 Days On Earth, which mixes fact with fiction, as film-makers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard placed the singer in a series of staged encounters and let the cameras roll. Cave explains why he wasn't entirely happy with some of the things ...
With Francine Stock. The producer of Pride, David Livingstone, discusses the film's evolution from script to screen and reveals what he thinks about his comedy being touted as the next Full Monty. A Most Wanted Man director Anton Corbijn talks about working with Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last starring ...
With Francine Stock. Nicole Kidman discusses the research she carried out for her latest thriller, Before I Go To Sleep, in which she plays a woman who wakes up every morning with no memories. Novelist Iain Sinclair waxes darkly about Fritz Lang's masterpiece M, which introduced Peter Lorre to an unsuspecting ...
Francine Stock unlocks The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari as the horror classic is re-released in cinema. Holding the keys are novelist Kim Newman, psychiatrist Peter Byrne and production designer Maria Djurkovic. Another chance to hear Richard Attenborough's interview with Francine, in which he discusses his ...
Luc Besson discusses the neuro-science behind his latest thriller, Lucy, in which Scarlett Johansson's brain capacity increases to dangerous levels. The Dardenne Brothers discuss their latest award winning drama Two Days, One Night, with Marion Cotillard. Paleontologist Jack Horner explains how he tried ...
Actress Robin Wright reveals which director told her that there would be no need for actors in 20 years time, thanks to digital technology which can scan their every expression. Director David Michod answers his critics who said there was no plot in his revenge drama The Rover. With several Oscars for ...
John Slattery, aka Roger Sterling in Mad Men, discusses his directorial debut, God's Pocket, one of the last films to star Philip Seymour Hoffman. Lilting director Hong Khaou reveals the personal story behind his new drama about a gay man who tries to form a bond with the mother of his late partner. ...
With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals his favourite screen detectives in the last instalment of his series. Richard Ayoade discusses his dystopian adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Double. Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris discuss the perils of working with mechanical effects in Michel ...
With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals the identity of one of his favourite screen detectives in another instalment of his series. Hercules labours again in the form of ex-wrestler Dwayne Johnson, the latest in the long line of body builders who have played the son of Zeus. Christopher ...
With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss lines up another of his favourite screen detectives. St Etienne's Bob Stanley picks his favourite London soundtrack. Penny Eyles and Angela Allen reveal some of the script supervisors' trade secrets, from working on classics like The African Queen, ...
Richard Linklater discusses the reasons he made a film over 12 years. Boyhood charts the progress of a young boy from six to eighteen and Linklater reveals why his young actors never saw the movie until it was completed and why he hasn't come to terms with the project finally being over.
With Matthew Sweet. In a new series on The Film Programme, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals his favourite movie detectives, starting with Alastair Sim's lugubrious Inspector Cockrill. Peter Fonda remembers his Easy Rider co-star Dennis Hopper and recalls their legal dispute about the authorship ...
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