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Son of Saul, The Sound Barrier, 1916 v 2016

With Francine Stock. Laszlo Nemes discusses Son of Saul, his Oscar-winning film about life and death in a Nazi concentration camp. Plus The Sound Barrier and cinema in 1916 v 2016.

With Francine Stock

Laszlo Nemes discusses Son Of Saul, his Oscar winning film about life and death in a Nazi concentration camp.

Sir Christopher Frayling takes us behind the scenes of The Sound Barrier, David Lean's celebration of British engineering and innovation that was somewhat economical with the facts.

1916 was the year that the pictures got big, but with Snow White, Sherlock Holmes and special effects blockbusters taking over cinemas, what has really changed 100 years later. Historians Matthew Sweet and Kevin Brownlow explain.

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28 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Laszlo Nemes
Participant Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Kevin Brownlow

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