Francine Stock and star guests on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Friday 4.30pm - 5pm
Friday 12th January 2007
Forest Whitaker on playing Idi Amin; Nick Broomfield on his film surrounding the tragic events at Morecombe Bay; and the low down on a new Douglas Sirk collection.
The Last King of Scotland
Francine Stock talks to Forest Whitaker, who plays Idi Amin, about how he prepared for the role; and to the director, Kevin MacDonald, about why it was so important to him that he shot the film in Uganda instead of South Africa, a place often used in films as a stand in for other African countries. The Last King of Scotland opens on Friday 12th January, certificate 15
Francine is joined by novelist and film critic Adam Mars-Jones to discuss the work of Douglas Sirk, a director who, it has been argued, created the genre of the soap. Douglas Sirk Box Set is released by Universal Pictures on Monday 15th January.
British documentary maker Nick Broomfield explains what inspired him to make a feature film about the events leading up to the Morecambe Bay tragedy in 2004. Ghosts opens in key cities from Friday 12th January, certificate 15
On DVD and Video Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films 1917-1923
TV film picks This week, novelist and film critic Adam Mars-Jones recommends:
Bamboozled - Thursday/Friday at 3.10am on Channel 4
Rumble Fish - Monday at 1.30am on Film4
Picnic at Hanging Rock - Tuesday at 6.50pm on Film4