The Coen Brothers; The Wolf of Wall Street; TS Eliot Prize winner; John Donnelly
With John Wilson.
The Coen brothers discuss their latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, which follows a young folk musician, played by Oscar Isaac, as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961 trying to make it as a solo artist. Ethan and Joel Coen, whose directorial repertoire includes No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski, explain how far the characters in their latest work are inspired by the real musical figures of this folk period, and the casting challenges for a film which features full live performances by its actors, who include Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.
Leonardo DiCaprio won a Golden Globe this week for his performance as real-life rogue trader Jordan Belfort in The Wolf Of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese. Critic Catherine Bray delivers her verdict.
The Pass is a topical new play about homosexuality and homophobia in football, centring on the complicated relationship between two Premier League players. John talks to its writer John Donnelly.
The T S Eliot Prize for Poetry will be awarded this evening to the author of the best new collection of poetry published in the UK or Ireland. This year's shortlist includes 90-year-old Dannie Abse for his collection Speak, Old Parrot, 28-year-old Helen Mort for Division Street as well as Daljit Nagra for his re-telling of the Ramayana. John Wilson talks to the winner, live from the ceremony.
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street
The T S Eliot Prize for Poetry
|Interviewed Guest||John Wilson|
|Interviewed Guest||Ethan Coen|
|Interviewed Guest||Joel Coen|
|Interviewed Guest||Catherine Bray|
|Interviewed Guest||John Donnelly|