Francine Stock and star guests on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Friday 4.30pm - 5pm
Friday 16 March 2007
This week on the Film Programme: Factory Girl and the art of the biopic; your formative film experiences; and the actors who double up on screen.
On The Film Programme this week:
Factory Girl and the biopic
Francine Stock talks to George Hickenlooper, the director of Factory Girl. Sienna Miller stars as Edie Sedgwick, a young socialite and artist who became a close friend and collaborator of Andy Warhol in 1960s New York but who died of a drug overdose in her late twenties. And with this week's releases also including Fur, about the photographer Diane Arbus, Francine also talks to critic Nigel Andrews about the recent slew of biopics. Factory Girl (15) and Fur (15) are both out now.
The Film That Changed it All
Two weeks ago we asked you to send us your memories of a film that changed your view of what the cinema could do. We hear from the best of your letters and emails - and the actor, director and Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes recalls the film that changed his life.
Norbit - in which Eddie Murphy plays three different characters - topped this week's UK cinema box office, despite terrible reviews. Helen O’Hara, Reviews Editor of Empire magazine, and Tim Webber, Director of Visual Effects for Framestore-CFC look back at some other actors who have doubled, tripled or even sextupled up on screen.
Nigel Andrews's TV film choices for the coming week:
Cat People: Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at 12.15 am on BBC1
Saboteur: Monday at 12.30pm on Channel 4