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Emma Thompson; Leviathan; Carrie

Francine Stock talks to Emma Thompson about Saving Mr Banks, in which she plays the author PL Travers in a story of how Disney won the rights to make the film Mary Poppins.

Francine Stock talks to Emma Thompson about Saving Mr Banks, in which she plays the author PL Travers. After prolonged artistic wrangles and a painful grappling with childhood memories, she eventually gives Walt Disney, played by Tom Hanks, the rights to her creation, Mary Poppins.
Crowd-sourced films are explored with producer Jack Arbuthnott, who worked on Life in A Day and has now produced Christmas in a Day, a montage of video sent in by the public and directed by Kevin Macdonald. Excerpts have been released on TV as part of a leading supermarket's Christmas advertising campaign with the full version unveiled online on 29th November.
Plus documentary makers Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel on Leviathan, an unconventional portrait of deep sea fishing in the North Atlantic.
And a look at Stephen King horror tale and iconic film Carrie, originally directed by Brian de Palma in 1976 and now re-made by Kimberly Peirce and starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Author Neil Mitchell compares the two and explains why the original endures.

Producer: Elaine Lester.

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28 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Emma Thompson
Interviewed Guest Jack Arbuthnott
Interviewed Guest Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Interviewed Guest Verena Paravel
Interviewed Guest Neil Mitchell
Producer Elaine Lester

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