The Film ProgrammeAuthor: BBC Radio 4
20 Feb 2019

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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    Rosamund Pike, Barry Jenkins

    With Antonia Quirke. Rosamund Pike reveals the lengths she went to in order to play the legendary war reporter Marie Colvin in A Private War. Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins discusses If Beale Street Could Talk, his follow-up to Moonlight and explains what the two films have in common. Neil Brand recounts the fight over war movie Battle Of Britain, when Sir William Walton's score was replaced at the last minute. And how he only found out when he read it in a newspaper. On the podcast, historian Ian Christie tells us about Robert Paul, the film pioneer who made Muswell Hill the centre of the movie universe for a brief moment.

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    Mind The Gap: Barbara Stanwyck

    Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey review Barbara Stanwyck's Mad Miss Manton

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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    Richard E Grant

    With Antonia Quirke Richard E. Grant talks to Antonia Quirke about his Oscar nominated role in Can You Ever Forgive Me ? and how his life has changed since he got the nomination. Joel Edgerton discusses his drama about gay conversion therapy, Boy Erased, which he wrote, directed and acted in. He reveals why he was nervous about asking Russell Crowe to star in it. Zing Tsjeng talks about the first time she saw herself reflected on the big screen and how Velvet Goldmine changed her life.

  • Posted on 07 Feb 2019

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    Seamus McGarvey: 50 Shades of Grey to The Greatest Showman

    With Antonia Quirke. Award-winning cinematographer Seamus McGarvey takes us behind the scenes of The Greatest Showman, The Hours and 50 Shades Of Grey

  • Posted on 31 Jan 2019

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    Vice

    With Francine Stock In a special edition called Moving Image, Francine Stock talks to writer/director Adam McKay about the cinematic influences on his political drama Vice, which received eight Oscar nominations this week. He reveals what former Vice President of the USA Dick Cheney thought of Christian Bale's portrayal of him, complete with fat suit.

  • Posted on 24 Jan 2019

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