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The Last Picture Show
56:18Francine Stock and Antonia Quirke co-present the final edition of The Film Programme. They discuss the future of cinema in the age of streaming, and hear from David Oyelowo, Matt Damon, Rebecca O'Brien and Sally Potter. They also reveal their favourite last scenes in the history of the movies.
Chris Menges, Local Hero
34:24With Antonia Quirke Oscar winning cinematographer and director Chris Menges takes us behind the scenes of Local Hero, The Mission and Kes, and reveals how he ended up in a Zanzibar prison with Michael Parkinson. Bait director Mark Jenkin records his last audio diary about the making of his horror movie, Enys Men, which was delayed by a year because of lockdown and was filmed during the pandemic. Listeners nominate their favourite final scenes and composer Neil Brand chooses his two favourite end pieces: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and Cabaret. Sweetheart director Marley Morrison nominates her favourite final scene - the brief encounter in Andrew Haigh's debut Weekend. And thank you to all of you who nominated your favourite final scene. We didn't have time to mention them all on air, so here is the complete list: Algiers Animal House Being There Be Kind, Rewind Big Night Billy Elliot Bright Star Capernaum Casablanca Chinatown Cinderella Cold War Death In Venice Empire Of The Sun Ex Machina 400 Blows Genevieve Gloria Goodbye Mr Chips Ice Cold In Alex James And The Giant Peach Local Hero Los Silensios Michael Clayton Midnight Run Monsoon Wedding Nostalgia Of Gods And Men O Lucky Man ! On The Waterfront Orlando Pan's Labyrinth Pepe Le Moko Rocks Sideways Some Like It Hot Stalker System Crasher The Apartment The Battle Of Algiers The Deer Hunter The Leopard The Lives Of Others The Long Good Friday The Mermaid The Mission The Purple Rose Of Cairo The Seventh Seal The Silence Of The Lambs The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3 The Third Man The Usual Suspects This Is Spinal Tap Tunes Of Glory Un Coeur En Hiver Withnail And I Witness
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Emma Thomas: How Batman Began
27:52With Antonia Quirke Producer Emma Thomas reveals the conversation she had with partner Christopher Nolan that led to the making of Batman Begins, the film the changed the course of the superhero movie. Robert Shaw's son Ian takes us behind some of the scenes in Jaws that form the basis of his new play The Shark Is Broken, and explains why the famous Indianapolis speech had to be filmed twice In his last ever diary entry before the programme ends on September 30th, cinema owner Kevin Markwick explains why Bond movies have always been important to the survival of The Uckfield Picturehouse; this year more than ever before.
Mark Gatiss: Anthony Hopkins superfan
34:57Mark Gatiss tells Antonia Quirke what it was like to work with his hero Anthony Hopkins on The Father, and how he persuaded him to reprise a famous scene from one of his classic films as a birthday present for fellow League Of Gentleman member Reece Shearsmith. Sean Barton reveals some secrets from the editing suite and how he made the audience gasp in a famous scene from Jagged Edge. Annette director Leos Carax explains why the star of his film about a two year old singing sensation is played by a puppet.
27:39With Antonia Quirke You might think that fewer movies would be made during a pandemic, with continual testing and all the restrictions on social distancing. In fact, the British film industry has never been busier, and production designer Maria Djurkovic explains why that's the case. Script supervisor Angela Allen reveals all the unpaid jobs she did during her five decades in the film industry, from second unit director to editorial consultant to Katherine Hepburn's double in The African Queen. The directors of Shorta, Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Olholm, tell Antonia why their thriller about a riot in a housing estate is very different from the typical Danish movie.
Hossein Amini on Heat
27:46In the final edition of Moving Image, Francine Stock talks to Hossein Amini about the film that has obsessed him since the first time he saw it in 1995. Heat was the first film to bring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together in the same scene and it's had an influence on the writer of Drive, The Wings Of A Dove and McMafia ever since.
Jude Law, Ayten Amin and Mark Jenkin
27:46Jude Law talks about his latest release The Nest, a suspenseful family drama set in Surrey in the 1980s, what he really likes about making movies and what acting in Contagion taught him about pandemics. Egyptian director Ayten Amin describes working with non-professional actors in her feature film Souad about young girls and their relation with social media. Mark Jenkin's filmmaking audio diary continues with his experiences shooting smoking chimneys and mantlepieces. Presenter: Antonia Quirke Producer: Harry Parker
27:50With Antonia Quirke 94 year old director Alvin Rakoff talks about giving Sean Connery his big break, why his friend Peter Sellers wired his home for sound and what it was like directing Laurence Olivier in A Voyage Around My Father Author Anna Cale and historian Matthew Sweet talk about the phenomenon that was Diana Dors and reveal how her life would have changed if she had only married Bob Monkhouse.
Juliet Stevenson on Truly, Madly, Deeply
27:54Juliet Stevenson revisits a moving and tearful scene from Truly, Madly, Deeply which broke new ground in the portrayal of grief. Matt Damon and director Tom McCarthy talk about researching for Damon's role as an oil rig worker in their new film Stillwater. Mark Jenkin continues his movie making audio diary as he tries, with difficulty, to film pick-up shots to be cut into the production after the main photography has been completed. Presenter: Antonia Quirke Producer: Harry Parker
Francis Lee on My Beautiful Laundrette
27:52My Beautiful Laundrette, written by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the early films produced for Channel 4. First screened in 1985, it tells the story of a young British Pakistani, Omar, played by Gordon Warnecke, who is given a failing laundrette to run by his entrepreneurial uncle. Omar recruits an old school friend Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis) to help him turn the business round and a gay relationship between them develops. Francis Lee, director of God's Own Country and Ammonite, tells Francine Stock about the impact it had on him as young gay man, the sexual and social issues in the film and his own encounter with Stephen Frears. Producer: Harry Parker