Billy Bob Thornton, Malcolm McDowell and fifty ways to sell a movie
Billy Bob Thornton
Francine Stock talks to Billy Bob Thornton (A Simple Plan, The Man Who Wasn't There and Monster's Ball) about playing the most disreputable Santa Claus in the history of cinema in his new movie Bad Santa.
The film director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes and The Mother) shares extracts from an audio diary he made during the gruelling promotional tour of his new film Enduring Love, an adaptation of the novel by Ian McEwan.
The French filmmaker Jean Vigo died seventy years ago at the age of 29, but his influence persists in films by Godard and Bertolucci among others. Malcolm McDowell, the rebellious schoolboy in Lindsay Anderson's 1968 film If.... tells us what he thinks of the Vigo film that inspired If.... and the critic Maximilian Le Cain explains why Vigo's influence has been so pervasive.
The Complete Jean Vigo is available now on DVD. It includes Zero de Conduite and L'Atalante.
Malcolm McDowell will be in conversation at the NFT in London paying tribute to the director Lindsay Anderson on Sunday 7 November 2004.