Friday, March 7, 2014

The Film Programme: Wake in Fright

I may have only recently left my sunburnt country, but I jumped at the chance of taking a cinematic trip home with to discuss Wake in Fright with Francine Stock:
Francine Stock talks to Tilda Swinton about the much-anticipated film by Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel and why romance is particularly special to those aged under nine or over 90.
And inspired by Anderson's take on hotel life, film historian Ian Christie and critic, Kate Muir look at these citadels of glamour, alienation, opportunity and even horror.
The director Ted Kotcheff looks back at his 'lost' Oz psychological thriller Wake In Fright from 1971, now re-released, while critic Alice Tynan discusses why Australian cinema-goers at the time found its uncompromising portrayal of life in the outback hard to stomach.
And why the craft of stunt artists demands a lot of bruises, but no recognition in the mainstream awards like the Oscars
You can download the podcast here, stream via the BBC Radio 4 site here, or via Soundcloud: 

Dubliners can go and see Wake in Fright at the Irish Film Institute - and the film is also on limited UK release from March 7th.

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