Episode 4 Film 2013


Episode 4

Bill Murray gets presidential in Hyde Park on Hudson, Denzel Washington takes to the skies in Flight, and Sylvester Stallone is out for revenge in Bullet to the Head.


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Hello and welcome to Film 2013 with me, Claudia Winkleman.

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And me, Danny Leigh. We're live and if you want to get

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in touch, then please tweet or e- mail, the details are on the screen

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now. On tonight's show:

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Denzel Washington is on a high in Flight. We've got to roll it!

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The Roosevelts meet the Royals in Hyde Park On Hudson.

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And Sly is back in Bullet To The Head.

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And we also look at horror film Antiviral.

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First, tonight, Flight, directed by Robert Zemeckis. It stars Oscar-

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nominated Denzel Washington. Good morning. Good morning. Here is your

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manifest. Let's get them tucked in. He is a pilot with some issues. He

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has an extreme way of relaxing and he has to face his demons. We are

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in a dive! Everybody in brace positions. Listen to me, trim us

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nose down. Their plane crashes in the first 20 minutes of the movie.

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Then it is about something house. Denzel Washington's character is

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numb. It is a character study of a man who is an alcoholic. How you

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feeling? Looked like you pulled some kind of move up there.

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plane fell apart at 30,000 feet. Why do we need a lawyer? You had

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alcohol in your system. That could be life in prison. It is a story of

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a man who has to come to terms with his humanness and his human

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imperfect nature and that is a universal theme. That is something

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that we all have to grapple with, you know. We are all in a state of

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having to be reborn as our life goes on. That is what the film is

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about. I want to talk about the days leading up to the accident.

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drank the night before the flight. Does he know he is going to jail?

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It is a lie. It was a strong script and that is rare to read a really

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good script with a complex character and a unique story. I

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hadn't read anything like this, or seen a guy like this, I definitely

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hadn't played one like that. It was a no-brainer. I called my agent and

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said, "What's next?" So when they called and said, "Robert Zemeckis

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is interested." I was like, "Wow!" There was a mechanical issue with

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the plane. What you and I know, this was an act of God. I'm going

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to fight to get them to add "act as God" as one of the probable causes.

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A really good movie is a perfect blend of truth and spectacle. I

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think that is true. We go to movies to be entertained. If it is

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entertaining, it is the perfect way to sort of allow a bit of our human

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truth to seep in so when a movie does both, when it entertains and

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is thought-provoking, they are the movies I'm most attracted to.

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trying to save your life. What life?! We have lost power. Brace

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for impact. No-one could have landed that plane like I did.

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is a very good shot. What did you think? If you are a nervous flyer,

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don't worry. The plane crash will reduce you to a wreck. It puts you

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in there with the screaming and the vomiting and the flying hand

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luggage. The film is in control of itself. It moves at its own pace.

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It turns into something which is fluent and powerful and grown-up.

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What did you think? Thank you. Denzel Washington, this is all

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about him. He is so magnificent in this. The supporting cast were

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great. If he had been off his game, it wouldn't have been the film it

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was. I thought it was excellent. There were a few gripes. What else

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did you think? It is a fine performance from Denzel Washington,

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not because he is magnetic and not because he is playing an alcoholic

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so convincingly that you can smell it on him but he is doing both at

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once. He's also someone who needs to have two lines of coke to get

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themselves started in the morning! He is the key to the movie. He

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holds it together. I'm pleased he is up for an Oscar. He is so good

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at being a film star, we forget how good an actor he can be. My gripe

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is that half-way through, did you feel that you knew how it was going

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to end? That was my only problem. Did you think, "It is going this

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way."? I didn't. I think what saves the movie from worthiness is you

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don't - maybe it is me - I didn't know what was coming next. Credit

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to the script for that and to Robert Zemeckis who has had an

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interesting career. He's made some questionable films in the last few

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years, but also some fine ones. The most recent being Castaway starring

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Tom Hanks. This Flight reminds me of that a little bit. I don't know

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if Robert Zemeckis has shares in a bus company! It is another big

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mainstream Hollywood movie that is unusually honest and smart. This is

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all very impressive. My only gripe is there is gratuitous use in one

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scene of Piers Morgan. We love you! Next, Bill Murray stars as Franklin

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D Roosevelt in Hyde Park On Hudson. They just left Beacon. Good. It

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won't be too long. No King of England had ever visited America

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before. So nice of you to come. Forgive me for not getting up.

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he invited them here to the country where we could all relax. It is

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about the first-ever visit by a reigning British monarch to North

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America and he went there 12 weeks before the outbreak of the Second

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World War on a mission. He was charged with a mission to tilt

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American public opinion towards helping us defeat Hitler. You know

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how important this is? You are not going to let the side down, don't

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worry. Our bit of it is about a state visit to Roosevelt's summer

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residence at Hyde Park On Hudson. Roosevelt is having an affair with

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his cousin and his wife is gay and his mother is cross that he is

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drinking and it is all a bit of a French farce. It is going to be a

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big success. She is obviously his mistress. Look over there.

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secretary. Wave. This is lovely because it is watching British

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formality made to look stupid in front of American informality. What

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was lovely about Eleanor is she didn't think anybody should be made

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to feel inferior for any reason. Do you mind if I call you Elizabeth?

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No. No. Everything ensues at the house party for the weekend, lots

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of door slamming, things. Is my wife behaving herself? Yes. Has my

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mother calmed down? She is fine. Daisy was one of several women with

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whom FDR had intimacy. He was subject to ridiculous pressure and

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she was one way of releasing it. The only surviving picture of FDR

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in a wheelchair was taken by Daisy. He let her see everything of him

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that he couldn't show to other people. The King... Inside,

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everyone was on their very best behaviour. When ever a member of

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the Royal Family goes to America, they are the last word in

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informality, you know, they appear to be natural and real people and

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they win over the populous. This visit was no exception. I now see

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how important this weekend was. To them. To us. To the world. To Hyde

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Park On Hudson. We could have sold tickets for this dinner and made

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ourselves a pile of money. I will start with a tweet. Bold! It's come

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through from Lieutenant Starbuck. "It made The King's Speech light.

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It was fun, but historically interesting." Go! Half the film is

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about the special relationship between Britain and America. That

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half does very much want to be the King's New Speech. The other half

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is about the special relationship between Franklin D Roosevelt and

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Daisy. It is a relationship that moves quickly from them taking tea

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as virtual strangers to parking up in a field. Sitting there while she

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delights him manually. That is a scene which hung over the rest of

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the movie. It is hard to get it out of your mind. But that is not the

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problem. The problem is that for me, a movie or a story should be about

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the most pivotal momentous important events in any character's

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life. This doesn't feel like it is about the most pivotal hand job in

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a car that Roosevelt ever had. It feels so slight and so flimsy that

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you would sneeze in the cinema and the whole thing would fall apart.

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Slight is a nice way of putting it. Bill Murray has had a kicking. I

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don't think he was bad. I love Sam West, Olivia Colman. The cast are

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excellent. It feels like you can't grab it. When Sam West was

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describing it he said, "This happens, this happens." I wish it

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was like a farce! It felt, if I may say so, a little dull? I think - I

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don't think "dull" is out of order. Bill Murray is doing what he always

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does. He is this wise old scroundrel and I would happily

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watch him in anything. -- scoundrel. There are likeable things. When the

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British Royals come in, there are funny scenes, Olivia Colman,

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playing the Queen Mother. There is one scene with Sam West and Bill

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Murray near the end where it all slots into place. It is this one

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note perfect scene and it is like going on a bad date and at the very

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end they tell you this fantastic joke. I don't know. That is unusual

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and surprising but it wasn't enough. By the end, I was surprised at how

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dull sex and war could be. There are some shots that are very

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beautiful. I thought it looked gorgeous. I said, "I want to go to

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upstate New York." You said? It was shot in the Cotswolds! You need

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more in life than being pretty. Now it's time for the Top Five.

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Hello and welcome, Antonia. I love all of your choices.

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This week, your doing Top Five drunk performances on film. This is

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a difficult subject. I think more than any Top 5 I have done, this is

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about performance. You can write a great drunk, but if your actor

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isn't on it, you are in serious trouble. We have all seen that,

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haven't we? Yes. It is a very interesting arena for a performer.

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You hear of real-life catastrophic drunks putting in perfectly sober

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performances then someone like Richard E Grant pulling out one of

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the greatest drunks of all time. should say that out loud! I'm very

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drunk now! I'm smashed. What is five? Let's start with a beautiful,

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highly-decorated English drunk. No harm can come to anybody hanging

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around Michael Caine's professor in Educating Rita. Let's have a look.

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I've done a fine job on you. It is true. I can see it now. You know,

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like you, I am going to change my name. From now on, I'm going to

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insist on being called Mary. Mary Shelley. Do you understand that

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illusion? What? Mary Shelley wrote a gothic number called Frankenstein.

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So brilliant. He is so contained. Yes. The idea, you would be tempted

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to overplay drunk? In his wonderful memoir, he talks about how this is

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the performance he is most proud of. He considers this to be pure

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performance because he thinks he is far away from the performance he is.

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You know how he researched the role? No. He said someone said,

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"What Tees the research you did to play a drunk?" He said, "I'm a

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British actor!" Sorted. I love your number four. Let's go for a really

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nasty piece of work. A brilliant actress, Charlize Theron, in Young

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Adult. This wasn't a movie I loved but I was knocked out by her

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performance. This is a modern performance. Any modern girl has

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felt like this on the occasional The way she drinks that Diet Coke!

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There is something very frightening about this particular drunk. The

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sort of high-rise that she lives in, the way she is separate from

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everybody else. There is something so lost about the character. It is

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just pitch-perfect. Also, you have been in make-up, you have to play

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hungover. "But I was in bed last night." I'm feeling slightly

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bemused. What is three? James Dean. I have been wanting to get him into

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a Top 5 for three years and here he is in Giant. He was a particularly

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interesting actor. He suffered from nerves and in several scenes in his

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three movies, he's drunk and in Giant in fact a lot of what you

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hear is not James Dean because they were hoping to overdub some of his

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bad dialogue because he was drunk while he was filming it. Then he

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died the day after the ending of principle photography. It is one of

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the bit parts? Yes. In this scene, this is James Dean, the actor, who

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just descends - nobody smiles like him. The hair like dreams of a

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better world rising from a head. This guy is incredible. Here he is

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as... We love you! You are brilliant. This is the lovelorn

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redneck who has struck a will. Let's have a look. What do you

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That is wonderful. Everybody thought I had a duster?! I'm here

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to tell you it ain't, boy. It's here. And there ain't a dang thing

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you are going to do about it! think he was dead a few days later!

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Oh! I used to have a novelty bin. had Dusty Bin. Two? Drunks can be

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so much fun, so this is for every John Belushi fan, this is for all

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of us who have forgotten our cars, our keys, our lives, our houses and

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can't find anything when we get back, like Charlie Chaplin at 1am

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So funny. It is a 34-minute-long film about how he can't find his

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bed. How many people could pull that off? I urge anyone to go and

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see this. It is on YouTube. showed it to my ten-year-old

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tonight and he was creeping with laughter! Can you mablg how much

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you would have loved him pulling -- imagine how much you would have

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loved him pulling that off? What is number one? This is my favourite

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drunk of all time. It is because this particular actor nails this

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kind of drunk. We have all met guys like this who can drink themselves

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into a moment of super-articulate sobriety. Robert Shaw in Jaws is

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never seen without a can of beer or a suspicionly clear liquid in a

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china mug. He is perfection. Let's have a look. They didn't even list

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it. We formed ourselves into tight groups, you know, kind of like old

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squares in a bottle... The shark comes to the nearest man and he

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starts pounding and sometimes the shark goes away... Sometimes he

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wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark looks into you, into your

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eyes... Robert Shaw wrote that speech, too! He is from the Richard

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Burton school of acting where being pickled is what you did! You rolled

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through Soho and on and off set. It is as if acting itself was the

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grandest form of intoxication and a part of the whole game. Brilliant

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choices. We have to go to Twitter. Well, Richard E Grant, James

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Stewart in Harvey. I would say Dennis Hopper in Rumble Fish.

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Somebody mentioned James Mason in A Star Is Born. Richard Dreyfuss.

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Next, Bullet To The Head. Sylvester Stallone plays a New Orleans hitman

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who teams up with a Washington DC detective to track down the killer

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of his partner. Just don't give me any crap, I'm not in the mood right

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now. What is your problem? I wanted to take him out but there were too

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many witnesses. He is still out. he wakes up, crack him! He is

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totally out, plus he is drunk. What Nice going! Good call(!) I give you

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one thing to do. Bullet To The Head is a throwback to a time before

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buddy movies became bromances. It is built around bruising fight

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scenes and Stallone's one-liners. Every bad guy looks like a roadie

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in a Metallica tribute band! Dodgy lawyers go back home and have

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masked balls filled with bowl fulls of drugs. I have to say I have

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missed that world. I enjoyed Bullet To The Head. In real-life, lawyers

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go to farmers' markets. This version is more entertaining.

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The world you are talking about is the '80s! I didn't like the '80s. I

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was more orange then than I am now! I don't want to go back and live in

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a Whitesnake video. It is genuinely the most... The idea that Sylvester

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Stallone, who is 86 - he can't walk! If you thought Arnie... And

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he beats everyone. The one-liners aren't funny. The acting around him

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was painful. I didn't like it. is the point. I think he works

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perfectly. If you compare... There aren't the one-liners in between?

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He is working so much harder than Arnie in The Last Stand. The double

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act, the buddy doesn't work here. The real double act is Walter Hill,

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the director. Director of 48 Hours. Listen, this film is full of

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cliches. Walter Hill invented those. You are saying he is allowed?

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Next, Antiviral, the directorial debut of David Cronenberg's son,

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Brandon. A body horror about a company that makes a profit by

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infecting fans with viruses taken from their favourite celebrities.

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Fame, glamour, perfection. What if you could find it all at the tip of

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a needle? Here at the Lucas Clinic we strive to bring you closer to

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celebrity than ever before. With samples drawn directly from the

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source, you can be connected in ways you never imagined. Do you not

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agree the mania surrounding celebrity is reaching an unhealthy

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level? I don't. My clients want to feel more connected to those people

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that they see in the magazines and on television. Enjoy. So far, I

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have had all the diseases. Is there any way you could spread it? It is

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pretty shocking. If any other young director had

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made a movie which was so heavily influenced by the early body horror

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movies, you would be waiting for a lawyer's letter in the post! The

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director here is Brandon Cronenberg, the son of David Cronenberg, so

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there won't be a lawyer's letter in there. The trick with David

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Cronenberg movies was always that for all the grotesque orifices,

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there was a lot of satire in the mix. That is partly true with

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Antiviral. There are smart ideas here. The celebrity sales stake is

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something that will stay with me again. It is unnaturally enlarged

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beyond its rightful form. It started as a short a few years ago.

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It is one of those ideas where you think it is probably best captured

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in 20 minutes. Here, after an hour, you do feel it runs out of ideas.

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have been horrible about Sylvester Stallone. Let's move on. Here is a

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boy who is brilliant, Caleb Landry Jones, who is compelling. This film

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is long but it starts very interestingly and I couldn't take

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my eyes off him. Caleb Landry Jones has real presence. He is so young

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in this role, he feels like a vampire with a paper round! Yes.

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You can't take your eyes off him, even when he is jamming needles

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into gums. What is your film of the week? Flight. You? Mine, too.

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That's all for tonight. Next week, we're back on Wednesday at the

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earlier time of 11.05pm and we'll be reviewing I Give It A Year,

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Hitchcock and Warm Bodies. Playing us out tonight is Pain and

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Gain. It stars Mark Wahlberg and "The Rock". It's in cinemas in May.

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Thank you and good night. I'm a self-made man. I made a lot of

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money. You ought to spend some of it on a salad. You know who

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invented salad? Poor people. I like it here. When was the last time you

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paid your rent? I have a plan to change that. Where did you do your

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time? Up north. How you fixed for a job now? You can't kidnap a guy and

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take his things. That is so illegal. Sure we can. If we go through with

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this, nobody gets hurt, right? we snatch him. We grab him. He

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