Philomena; Cutie and the Boxer; Joe Eszterhas

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Francine Stock talks to director Stephen Frears about Philomena. Starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, it's based on the true story of an unmarried Irish woman who was forced to give up her child for adoption by the Catholic church.

The screenwriter Joe Eszterhas shares his Hollywood big break, beginning a career that led to scripts such as Basic Instinct, Flashdance and Jagged Edge.

Cutie and The Boxer is a documentary about two Japanese artists living in New York and the rivalries and collaborations of their work and marriage. Director Zachary Heinzerling describes how he spent five years visiting the couple, observing the tensions creative and otherwise between them and pondering how much his camera was influencing the action.

But what about the films that have never been made? The masterpieces that didn't quite make it.. In his book The Greatest Movies You'll Never See, Simon Braund describes among others, the film Salvador Dali wanted to make for the Marx Brothers with giraffes in gas masks and dwarves in butterfly nets, and Charlie Chaplin's biopic of Napoleon.

Producer: Elaine Lester

Presenter Francine Stock.

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28 minutes

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Sun 3 Nov 2013 23:00


Role Contributor
PresenterFrancine Stock
Interviewed GuestStephen Frears
Interviewed GuestJoe Eszterhas
Interviewed GuestZachary Heinzerling
ProducerElaine Lester

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