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11/08/2008

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 August 2008

Presented by Kirsty Lang.

Including:

Critic Natalie Haynes reviews Adam Sandler's latest film You Don't Mess With The Zohan. Sandler plays the comedy lead in this unlikely tale of an Israeli Special Forces soldier who fakes his death in order to re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

As an adaptation of On The Waterfront opens on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the writer of the original screenplay Budd Schulberg talks to Kirsty about his friendship with Bobby Kennedy, collecting evidence for the Nuremberg trials, and why Marlon Brando didn't want to say the line, 'I coulda been a contender'.

A new book argues that generations of academics have maintained the image of Franz Kafka as a tortured, angst-ridden writer of literature which defies interpretation. James Hawes aims to show the real Kafka as a well-groomed man-about-town with a penchant for upmarket pornography, claiming that we can better understand Kafka's work once certain myths about him have been debunked.

As advertisers find new and ingenious ways to use culture to get their message across, David Quantick considers the TV programmes, films and music which could constitute an advertiser's dream.

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