Night Waves - Captain Phillips, David Thomson, David Greig's The Events
Matthew Sweet with a review of Paul Greengrass's new film, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks and a discussion of David Greig's play based on the Norwegian massacre.
Matthew Sweet presents.
Tom Hanks stars as Captain Phillips in the new film from Paul Greengrass, which tells the true story of American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates who take the captain hostage. Writer Kevin Jackson and Anja Shortland, who has studied the economics of Somali piracy, discuss whether the film gives a true picture of not only the events but their underlying causes.
Film historian David Thomson discusses the most memorable moments from 70 films, covering a hundred-year span and including films from Britain, France, Japan and Italy as well as from the United States.
On the opening night in London of David Greig's play, inspired by the Norwegian massacre perpetrated by Anders Breivik, Matthew Sweet discusses the possibility of forgiveness in the face of atrocity: with forensic psychiatrist Cleo Van Velsen, the priest and broadcaster Giles Fraser and the production's director Ramin Gray.