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06/01/2010

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28 minutes
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Wednesday 06 January 2010

In today's Strand, a review of The Girl Who Played With Fire, an interview with musician Pat Metheny, an evening at the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai and a look at The Subversion of Images exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Below are Pat Metheny's instruments.

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire

    The Girl Who Played With Fire

    The second film in the adaptation of the Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire, has recently been released in Scandinavia and is doing storming business at the box office. The Strand reviews the film and looks at the popularity of this trilogy.

  • Pat Metheny

    Pat Metheny

    Pat Metheny established himself as one of the most successful and acclaimed jazz musicians to emerge in the 1970s. Now he has come up with The Orchestrion Project that seeks to present music alone onstage using musical instruments that are mechanically controlled. He explains all to Andrew Purcel.

    The photograph above was taken by Jimmy Katz.

  • Pat Metheny

    Pat Metheny established himself as one of the most successful and acclaimed jazz musicians to emerge in the 1970s. Now he has come up with The Orchestrion Project that seeks to present music alone onstage using musical instruments that are mechanically controlled. He explains all to Andrew Purcel.

  • Prithvi Theatre

    This is a small independent venue in Mumbai, which has long been established as the place to go for radical, challenging productions which foster a close relationship with its audience and community. We spend an evening at the theatre to discover what the Prithvi is all about.

  • The Subversion of Images

    The Subversion of Images

    This exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris gives an overview of surrealist photography and shows how the surrealists, including Man Ray and Hans Bellmer, used photography as a link to the real world. Michel Poviert, Professor of contemporary history of photography, explains the importance of surrealism photography.

    The photograph above is © MAN RAY TRUST/ADAGP, Paris 2009.

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