|Chris Tookey presents the weekly film programme. Join in the discussion by visiting the Radio 4 Arts message board. |
|Chris is Film Critic for the Daily Mail. He is author of The Critics’ Film Guide, and was Chairman of the British Film Critics’ Circle between 1994 and 1998. |
Before he turned to writing and broadcasting full-time, 15 years ago, he produced and directed hundreds of TV programmes. He has written the book, music and lyrics for ten stage musicals, the most recent of which is Hard Times, which he directed, co-wrote and co-produced.
|Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man 2|
Spider-Man 2 has just swung into a multiplex near you. We talk to the director and the leading lady. Heroes and villains are very much the order of the day as a film is released about one of America's most notorious villains: Charles Manson. There is a new competition and we re-enact some of the worst screen-writing moments of all time.
Kirsten Dunst ponders the pros and cons of kissing upside down in the rain. Director, Sam Raimi, explains how he utilises comic strip imagery for cinematic effect.
Film historian, Jeffrey Richards, explains why the film about an orchestral conductor jealously plotting the murder of his wife is a classic. Unfaithfully Yours is re-released by Second Sight on DVD.
The Manson Family
Chris Tookey examines the journey of the exploitation movie and wonders whether we're witnessing an exploitation comeback?
Worst Screen-Writing Moments
Rome Adventure, The Oscar and Moment by Moment all contend.
Listen to the clip below and then answer the following question - in what film does Christopher Walken say the following lines:
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In the multi-plex
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