The Film ProgrammeAuthor: BBC Radio 4
13 Nov 2018

The Film Programme

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The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world

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    Peterloo

    With Antonia Quirke. Mike Leigh's Peterloo documents the massacre in St Peter's Field, Manchester in 1819 when the British cavalry charged at peaceful protesters with sabres drawn. Production designer Suzie Davies reveals why they couldn't film in the actual location, or indeed in Manchester, but somewhere highly unlikely. Poet Bridget Minamore discusses what it was finally like to watch a movie and see herself reflected in the screen. Paleoclimatologist Kate Hendry tells Antonia why Denis Quaid gets her job all wrong in the climate change drama The Day After Tomorrow.

  • Posted on 08 Nov 2018

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    Utoya, Some Like It Hot

    With Antonia Quirke. Utoya director Erik Poppe talks about his one-shot re-enactment of the right-wing terrorist attack in Norway in 2011, and reveals why he had three survivors by his side at all times during filming. As Some Like It Hot returns to cinemas, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey discuss the best last lines in cinema history. Or at least try to, because nobody's perfect.

  • Posted on 01 Nov 2018

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    How do you solve a problem like the movie musical?

    Melody Bridges and Caitlin Benedict on the problematic fave that is the movie musical.

  • Posted on 31 Oct 2018

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    Moving Image: Carol Morley on Jane Campion

    With Francine Stock. In the second edition of her new series, Moving Image, Francine Stock talks to director Carol Morley about the film that has influenced her the most - Jane Campion's debut Sweetie. Writer Ellen Cheshire provides backstory on the iconic director... and they are joined by a mystery guest.

  • Posted on 25 Oct 2018

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    Orphee, Halloween, Matteo Garrone

    With Antonia Quirke. Halloween comes early as composer Neil Brand reveals how John Carpenter's score for his 1978 horror classic changed the sound of horror in the movies. Poet Don Paterson waxes lyrical about Jean Cocteau's Orphee and reveals why poets rarely make good film-makers. Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone discusses his latest drama set in the Italian underworld, Dogman, which won the award for best actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival and best dog at the Palme Dog awards, which is also held annually in the French resort.

  • Posted on 18 Oct 2018

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