Francine Stock and star guests on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Friday 4.30pm - 5pm
Friday 16 February 2007
Timothy Dalton talks about his role in Hot Fuzz; writer John Harvey on the film noir of Edward Dmytrk; Russia's leading director on war epic 9th Company and Michel Gondry on his new film The Science of Sleep...
Timothy Dalton talks about his role as a charming rogue in Hot Fuzz, the latest comedy written by director Edgar Wright and actor Simon Pegg, who first made their mark with hit film Shaun of the Dead. Timothy Dalton comments on his role as the slippery supermarket boss, as well as looking back at his most famous role of James Bond.
Acclaimed Russian film director Fedor Bondarchuk talks about his new film, 9th Company, based on a true story of the 9th company’s military campaign during the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan in the 1980's, the first film to explore the Russian military role in Afghanistan. Writer and critic Andrew Collins discusses the film in the context of the contemporary war films and the way they deal with conflict from Vietnam to Bosnia.
The Science of Sleep
French film director Michel Gondry, maker of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, talks about the importance of dreams in his new film The Science of Sleep and why it was a film he had to write himself.
Edward Dymytrk and film noir
Crime writer John Harvey talks about Edward Dmytryk’s film noirs Murder My Sweet, based on the Raymond Chandler novel Farewell My Lovely and starring Dick Powell as Phillip Marlow, and Crossfire starring Robert Mitchum.