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Christopher Nolan on his latest film, Inception

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 July 2010

Christopher Nolan, whose previous films include Memento and The Dark Knight, has turned his attention to the power of dreams and the subconscious for his new film Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Nolan discusses the new film which he's written and directed, which is set against a backdrop of corporate espionage.

Every kid has a bug period and Professor Edward O Wilson says he's glad he's never grown out of his. After a long career as a renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist, with a particular interest in ants, Wilson has now published his first novel, at the age of 81. Anthill draws on his scientific experience, in a tale of ants, humans and the environment.

The Saatchi New Sensations winning artist Oliver Beer has been working on his Resonance Project, in which he uses the human voice to stimulate architectural spaces to resound at their resonant frequencies. He has taken singers into the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Farfa Abbey in Rome, and most recently the sewers of Brighton. To give a flavour of what it's like, he takes Mark and two tenors into a long underground tunnel under Hyde Park in London.

In the week that Elton John said he was going to concentrate on making records that fitted his age, and Brian May appeared with grey hair, David Quantick reflects on whether rock stars can grow old gracefully.

Chapters

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  • Christopher Nolan Interveiw

    An Interview with Christopher Nolan, whose previous films include Memento and The Dark Knight and who now directs Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • Oliver Beer

    As part of his Resonance Project, artist Oliver Beer takes Mark and two tenors into a long underground tunnel under Hyde Park in London.

  • Professor Edward O Wilson Interview

    After a long career as a renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist, Professor Edward O Wilson has now published his first novel, at the age of 81.

  • Rock stars and ageing

    David Quantick reflects on whether rock stars can grow old gracefully.

  • Inception

    Inception opens across the country on Friday 16 July, certificate PG13.

  • Deep and Meaningful

    Deep and Meaningful

    Oliver Beer's exhibition Deep and Meaningful is at the Upstairs Galleries, 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London, until 24 July.

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  • Edward O. Wilson

    Anthill: A Novel by Edward O. Wilson is published by W. W. Norton & Company. It’s out now.

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