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The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world

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The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world

    Ken Russell's Dance of the Seven Veils

    Ken Russell's Dance of the Seven Veils

    With Antonia Quirke

    Ken Russell's wife Lisi Tribble Russell explains why Dance Of The Seven Veils, his film about Richard Strauss, is finally going to be seen 50 years after it was banned.

    In a new series of Pitch Battle, Gaylene Gould pitches a remake of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes called Brothers Prefer Weaves. A panel of industry insiders, Lizzie Francke, Rowan Woods and Clare Binns decide whether or not to give this update the green light.

    Composer Neil Brand reveals what happened when legendary composer John Barry was sacked from Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer.

    • 27 min
    Bong Joon-ho on Parasite

    Bong Joon-ho on Parasite

    With Antonia Quirke.

    Director Bong Joon-ho talks about his Oscar winning Korean thriller Parasite, which has been a surprise hit in the United States. And he reveals the debt of gratitude his film owes to Alfred Hitchcock.

    Matthew Sweet finds out how he could get a dystopian science fiction novel from 1954 optioned as a movie. He is aided in his quest by film development consultant Rowan Woods.

    As A Streetcar Named Desire returns to the big screen, Brando biographer William J Mann takes us behind the scenes of this ground-breaking movie which made its star a heart-throb over night.

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Federico Fellini, The Film Programme unearths a gem from its archive - the late director Anthony Minghella recounts how watching I Vitelloni felt like Fellini was burrowing into his head and capturing the time he spent as a young man in the Isle Of Wight.

    • 27 min
    Seamus McGarvey on A Matter Of Life And Death

    Seamus McGarvey on A Matter Of Life And Death

    With Francine Stock.

    Award winning cinematographer Seamus McGarvey talks about the film that is a continuing influence on his work, A Matter Of Life And Death, and about his friendship with the movie's legendary director of photography, Jack Cardiff, who became his mentor.

    • 27 min
    The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    With Antonia Quirke

    Director Robert Eggers and Willem Dafoe discuss one of the most unusual Hollywood movies of this year or any other. The tale of two drunken lighthouse-keepers, the film is already infamous for its love scene between man and mermaid.

    Director Marielle Heller reveals why many British viewers have walked out of A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood, her real life story of chlldren's TV presenter Mr Rogers, mistakenly assuming that it will be the American equivalent of the Jimmy Savile scandal. When, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

    • 27 min
    Joker

    Joker

    With Antonia Quirke.

    Todd Phillips explains how an impromptu pitch in the back of a limo led to the billion dollar blockbuster Joker. And he reveals how he dealt with the huge controversy about the film in the United States before the movie had even been released.

    Cinematographer Roger Deakins takes us behind the scenes of 1917 and reveals how he made the war movie look like one continuous shot.

    Neil Brand explains the reasons why Michael Nyman's score for Practical Magic was binned at the last minute and why the composer believes it's one of his best pieces of music for film.

    • 27 min
    The Man Who Invented British Cinema

    The Man Who Invented British Cinema

    With Antonia Quirke.

    Chemical engineer Robert Paul was an unlikely film pioneer. But after a chance encounter in his chemist's shop, he went on to invent revolutionary movie cameras and projectors, as well as direct Britain's first fiction film, and a war movie filmed on Muswell Hill golf course. And now he has an exhibition in his honour. Antonia visits the National Museum Of Science And Media in Bradford and has a whirlwind tour in the company of curators Toni Booth and Ian Christie.

    Uncut Gems is a thriller set in the secretive world of New York's Diamond District. Directors Josh and Benny Safdie reveal how they used family connections to get unparalleled access to this closed community.

    In part one of her interview with legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, Antonia finds out how he managed to make World War I drama 1917 seem as if it had been filmed in one continuous two hour shot.

    • 27 min

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