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John Cusack as Max Rothman & Leelee Sobieski as Liselore von Peltz, in the film Max
WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE

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MAX
Adam Mars Jones reviews this controversial film, written & directed by Menno Meyjes, that studies the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student - Adolf Hitler.

Max is on general release from this Friday, 20 June 2003 Certificate 15
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HUGHIE O'DONOGHUE
Francine Stock talks to Hughie O'Donoghue about his exhibition of selected works that trace and highlight the wartime experiences of his father.

Hughie O'Donoghue, Painting Caserta Red, at the Imperial War Museum Galleries, 19 June - 7 Sept 2003
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PETER REDGROVE TRIBUTE
The poet Peter Redgrove died this week at the age of 71. His inventiveness, energy and originality were often praised as visionary. He was a trained Jungian psychologist and his poetry &/or prose reflected his interests in science, psychology & the natural world as the cradle for the human spirit.

Peter Redgrove in a R4 interview recorded in 1993 in 'The Lab' in Cornwall where he lived.
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AUSTRALIAN CRIME FICTION
The Australian rules of crime fiction are explored with the help of Prof.Stephen Knight of Cardiff University, literary editor of The Melbourne Age, Jason Steger, and Aussie crime writer Shane Maloney.

Shane Maloney's latest Murray Whelan mystery, The Big Ask, is published by Canongate.
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JEM FINER
Composer Jem Finer, on the longest piece of music ever written, Longplayer, a thousand year musical composition which Jem discusses with a neurophysicist, astrophysicist, writer & architect at the Royal Institution.

Discussion tomorrow night with a panel at the Royal Institution. Book about Longplayer published by Artangel.
You can hear the music play continuously and w/out repetition from 01 Jan 2000 - 31 Dec 2999 in the lighthouse on the first Saturday of every month from 11am until dusk, at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Orchard Place, London E14. Details on the website.

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