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10/02/2011

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28 minutes
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Thursday 10 February 2011

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

In today's programme: we review the new Coen Brothers' film True Grit, we go to Paris to find out why American architect Frank Gehry is so appalled and shocked, an art experiment in a small Costa Rican village and a new exhibition that brings well loved children's stories dramatically to life.

Chapters

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  • True Grit

    Actor Jeff Bridges steps into John Wayne's shoes and goes hunting an evil killer.

  • Frank Gehry

    The US architect accuses Parisians of being "philistines" for refusing his new building.

  • Costa Rica Life Line

    The Costa Rican village showing art can change lives.

  • Children's War Stories

    Five children's books that have been brought dramatically to life...

  • TRUE GRIT

    TRUE GRIT

    Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

    Together with The Kings Speech, the Coen brothers' film 'True Grit' leads at this year's Oscar chances with ten nominations. It's up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay and there are also nods for the cast including regular Coen Brothers collaborator Jeff Bridges shown above with the Coen Brothers at the New York premiere. We find out what the fuss is about.

  • PARIS GEHRY

    PARIS GEHRY

    Photo: Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images

    Paris residents are Uncouth Philistines, according to American architect Frank Gehry (above) who is said to be appalled shocked and angry after a court order to stop building work on his design for a new cultural centre in the city. Called, the 'Cloud' it was due to house the contemporary art collection of Bernard Arnault, the owner of the world's luxury goods group which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy. We hear more from Paris.

  • COSTA RICA ART LIFE LINE

    COSTA RICA ART LIFE LINE

    Laura Huber reports from Islita, a small village in Costa Rica, where a kind of art experiment has been going on for the past seven years. The whole village has been turned into Latin America's first outdoor contemporary art museum as the sides of the buildings--including the police station--have been taken over by national artists in collaboration with the local community.

  • CHILDREN'S WAR STORIES: ONCE UPON A WARTIME

    CHILDREN'S WAR STORIES: ONCE UPON A WARTIME

    A new family-friendly exhibition at Imperial War Museum in London which delves into the pages of well-loved books, bringing stories of war dramatically to life.

    Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children
    11 February – 30 October 2011
    Imperial War Museum London

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