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Tommy Lee Jones in The Homesman, The Imitation Game and Roger Ebert remembered

Francine Stock talks to Tommy Lee Jones about The Homesman, learns about the set design challenges of The Imitation Game and the origins of Darth Vader's heavy breathing.

Francine Stock talks to Tommy Lee Jones about his new film The Homesman, a gritty take on the Western in which the harshness of frontier life and the impact it had on women are central to the story. She also discovers why set designer Maria Djurkovic is such a valued member of the teams in the many projects she undertakes, including this week's release The Imitation Game.
There's the latest in the series of Sci-Fi Sound FX secrets, in this programme the heavy breathing that has made Darth Vader one of the most memorable villains in cinema history and Steve James, director of the Documentary Life Itself, explains why his subject, the film critic Roger Ebert was worth the cinematic treatment.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Towards the end of November The Film Programme will celebrate the re-release of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you'd like to leave a recorded message with your memories of seeing the film, for possible inclusion in the programme, please call 020 3614 4807.  Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Maria Djurkovic
Interviewed Guest Tommy Lee Jones
Interviewed Guest Ben Burtt
Interviewed Guest Steve James

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