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As The Passenger, Antonioni's 1975 classic thriller is re-released, Matthew Sweet and guests reassess the film which stars Jack Nicholson as a reporter who switches identity with a dead friend.

The Passenger

The Passenger
Jack Nicholson in The Passenger


The Human Voice
Matthew Sweet looks at the way we use the human voice and the way what it tells us about ourselves is shaped by the cultural context it is spoken in. He is joined by the voices of Anne Karpf and Jonathan Rée.

Anne Karpf's book The Human Voice is available now. ISBN: 0747578222.
Jonathan Rée's I See a Voice: Deafness, Language and the Senses - A Philosophical History is also available. ISBN: 0805062556.

The Passenger
Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni's ground breaking film The Passenger, starring Jack Nicholson, receives a new release, after years of rare screenings at festivals. Film critic Jonathan Romney explores the background of the lost film and considers its contribution to our understanding of Antonioni.

The Passenger (12A) is showing at the National Film Theatre in London. A UK tour will follow and it will be released on DVD on 3 July.

In Praise of Athletic Beauty
Writer William Fiennes reflects on a moment at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 when for him sport became more than a matter of points and prizes.

Future City
How did the city of the future look to those who designed our cities in the past? Night Waves talks to Joe Kerr from the Royal College of Art.

Future City: Experiment in Utopia and Architecture from 1956 to 2006 is on at The Barbican Art Gallery in London 15 June 2006 - 17 September 2006.

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