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Grant Heslov on The Monuments Men; Spike Jonze on Her; George MacKay; Charles Gant on global movie surprises

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 February 2014

Francine Stock talks to writer and director Spike Jonze, whose work includes Where the Wild Things Are and Being John Malkovich, about his new film Her, a futuristic love story. Joaquin Phoenix plays a gentle, lonely man who falls in love with a computer operating system brought to life by the voice of Scarlett Johansson.

Plus Grant Heslov a producer and long-time collaborator with George Clooney on the WW2 epic, The Monuments Men. It tells the story of the men who crossed Europe under fire to rescue works of art threatened by destruction and looting by the Nazis. It stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and John Goodman.

Industry analyst Charles Gant unpicks the surprise hits and misses of films in international markets - why South Koreans loved Brit rom-com About Time while China feted monster robot action film Pacific Rim which disappointed in the UK and USA markets.

And British rising star and BAFTA nominee George MacKay on his career so far - from child actor in Peter Pan to How I Live Now, Sunshine on Leith and For Those In Peril.

  • Her

    Her
    Her, written and directed by Spike Jonze, is in UK cinemas from Friday 14 February, certificate 15.
  • The Monuments Men

    The Monuments Men
    Directed by George Clooney, The Monuments Men is in UK cinemas from Friday 14 February, certificate 12A.

Credits

Presenter
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest
Grant Heslov
Interviewed Guest
Spike Jonze
Producer
Elaine Lester

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