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Amos Oz, Ghost the Musical

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 20 July 2011

With Mark Lawson.

Ghost, the 1990 film which starred Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, has been turned into a stage musical with music and lyrics from Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and stage illusions created by Paul Kieve. Antonia Quirke reviews.

It's been reported that the French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been improving his cultural credentials by watching Hitchcock films back to back and reading six Maupassant works in one weekend. Writer Naomi Alderman reflects on suitable novels and films should David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg want to follow Sarkozy's example.

The latest book from Amos Oz is a collection of linked short stories called Scenes from Village Life. Oz, who was born in Jerusalem in 1939, has written non-fiction and essays as well as novels, and his work has been translated into 30 languages. He talks to Mark about the difficulty of trying to write non-political books in Israel and the beauty of the Hebrew language.

Jennifer Aniston's new film Horrible Bosses follows the attempts of three disgruntled workers plotting to get rid of their employers. Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell play the bosses. Jenny McCartney reviews.

Producer Robyn Read.

Chapters

4 items
  • Ghost the Musical

  • Culture for Politicians

    • Culture for Politicians

      Front Row suggests suitable viewing and reading material for political leaders looking to improve their cultural knowledge.

  • Amos Oz

    • Amos Oz

      An interview with Israeli writer Amos Oz.

  • Horrible Bosses

  • Ghost

    Main picture shows:
    Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman in Ghost
    Photo credit: Sean Ebworth Barnes

    Ghost is running at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

  • Scenes from Village Life

    Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz is out now in hardback.

  • Horrible Bosses

    Horrible Bosses

    Horrible Bosses certificate 15 opens at cinemas around the country from 22 July.

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