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Wednesday 15 September 2010

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Wednesday 15 September 2010

The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee.

On today's programme: Taika Waititi, Daniel Kehlmann, Know Hope, Elliott Erwitt.


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  • Taika Waititi

    Taika Waititi talks about his latest film Boy.

  • Daniel Kehlmann

    The German-born writer on his new novel, Fame.

  • Know Hope

    The graffiti star born from Tel Aviv's vibrant indie arts scene.

  • Elliott Erwitt

    One of the masters of modern photography talks about what it takes to take a great image.

  • Boy


    Rocky, Boy and Alamein (Taika Waititi) playing war on the beach.

    Following huge acclaim on the international film festival circuit, Boy has become New Zealand's highest grossing local film to date, pipping previous top earners World's Fastest Indian and Once Were Warriors. It's a coming-of-age story set in the 1980s on New Zealand's remote Waihau Bay and stars an unknown 11-year-old in the title role. It focuses on universal themes of family and the insecurity, clumsiness and wonder of growing up. Director Taika Waititi discusses the movie with Anna McNamee.

  • Daniel Kelhmann

    German-born writer Daniel Kehlmann is the author of Measuring the World (2006), the biggest selling novel in the German language since Patrick Süskind's Perfume. His new novel, Fame, is made of nine interconnected short stories about writing and the relationship between characters and their creator. Daniel talks to Anna Mcnamee about shifting reality and the genius of the Simpsons…

  • KNOW HOPE - the street artist who uses Tel Aviv as his canvas

    KNOW HOPE - the street artist who uses Tel Aviv as his canvas

    Street art is big in Tel Aviv and one of the most famous artists is a young Israeli known as Know Hope. He's often referred to as the Banksy of Tel Aviv and although he does exhibit in more conventional galleries, with his pieces selling well, he prefers the freedom of the streets to paint his slogans and colourful, yet haunting figured drawings depicting human relationships. The Strand's Judi Herman met Know Hope in the gentrified area of Neve Tzedek in the old quarter of Tel Aviv at the side of a deserted ex cinema which is covered with Know Hope's works.

  • Street Art by KNOW HOPE

    Street Art by KNOW HOPE

  • Elliott Erwitt - "New York City, 1974"

    Elliott Erwitt - "New York City, 1974"

    © Elliot Erwitt

    Magnum Photo Gallery
  • Elliott Erwitt - "Santa Monica, California, 1955" AKA "California Kiss"

    Elliott Erwitt - "Santa Monica, California, 1955" AKA "California Kiss"

    © Elliot Erwitt

    Legendary Magnum photographer, now in his eighties, Elliott Erwitt has just reprinted some of his most famous pictures for a new exhibition currently on show in London. Among them, feature the famous "Kiss", iconic shots of Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara, and Marlon Brando; and also his more political coverage of the racial segregation in the US in the 1950s. From his studio in New York, Elliott Erwitt tells Anna McNamee the story behind some of these great pictures.

    Elliott Erwitt
  • Elliot Erwitt - "Marilyn Monroe, New York City, 1956"

    Elliot Erwitt - "Marilyn Monroe, New York City, 1956"

    © Elliot Erwitt

    Elliott Erwitt: Platinum Prints & Classic Snaps, 15th Sept – 13th Nov, Magnum Print Room, London

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