Francine Stock and star guests on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Friday 4.30pm - 5pm
21 November 2008
City of God director Fernando Meirelles on his allegorical thriller, Blindness: The French Connection's director William Friedkin reveals why Gene Hackman wasn't his first choice.
In The Film Programme This Week:
William Friedkin The director of The Exorcist discusses his ground-breaking cop movie, The French Connection, and reveals that Gene Hackman was not his first choice, that Fernando Rey was cast by mistake and why the most famous car chase in cinema history was a catalogue of errors.
The French Connection is released on Blu Ray for the first time on December 1st.
Frank Cottrell-Boyce The writer of Welcome to Sarajevo, 24 Hour Party People and Hilary and Jackie chooses his buried treasure on DVD - a John Candy comedy about a Jamaican bobsleigh team.
Cool Runnings is available on DVD, cert PG.
Fernando Meirelles The director of City of God and The Constant Gardener discusses his allegorical thriller and why it's not a zombie movie.