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The Film Programme

Emma Thompson; Leviathan; Carrie

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

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. Show less


Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Arbuthnott
Interviewed Guest:
Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Verena Paravel
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Mitchell
Elaine Lester

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