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The Big Kill-Off

Episode 4 of 10

Author and film critic David Thomson explores how cinema has changed him - and us: a dubious love of death. From 2011.

Cinema has made us see death and final moments in any number of fiendish and inventive ways, but is it a little too in love with this shadowy realm?

Remembering those who lost their celluloid lives and entered our collective dreams.

Author David Thomson continues his journey through the power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.

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15 minutes