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Episode 5

Film reviews. Anthony Hopkins goes Psycho in Hitchcock, Nicholas Hoult stars in zombie rom-com Warm Bodies and Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne get close in I Give It a Year.


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

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Danny Leigh. If you want to get in touch then please tweet or e-mail.

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The details are on the screen now. On tonight's show.

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Directing Psycho. Anthony Hopkins is the Master of Suspense in

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Hitchcock. More anger.

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Love Hurts for Ralph Spall and Rose Byrne in I Give it a Year.

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Something in our marriage does a lot click.

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And Nicholas Hoult in Zom Com, Warm Bodies.

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Plus there's Gael Garcia Bernal in No, and Chris Hewitt is here with

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his Top 5 Bio-pics. First tonight, Anthony Hopkins stars as Alfred

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Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville in Hitchcock, a

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film that explores their marriage and the making of Psycho.

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Mr Hitchcock! Should you not quit while you are ahead?

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It is about their relationship, if a marriage. About that

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extraordinary moment when one of the most famous movies in film

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history was made. I need something fresh and different. There is a

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project out there waiting for you, I promise. The film is the untold

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story of Hitchcock and his wife. It is sort of a love story about this

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creative collaboration behind the scenes. It uses the making of the

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film Psycho as the backdrop. Just think of the shock value, killing

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off your leading lady halfway through. You are intrigued, are you

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not? Admit it. Admit it. Actually I think it is an huge mistake. You

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should not wait to halfway through, do it after 30 minutes.

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I'm not a huge film buff but I do know some things. I did not know

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about the contribution made by Hitchcock's wife to all his movies.

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She was a critical component to his creative process. She was involved

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in the script, in casting and in editing. So it was about this

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unique creative collaboration. was the life that a moment later

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cut off her scream, and her head. Charming. Doris Day should do it as

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a musical! You do not get movies made without

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an obsessiveness and an ability not to let go of something. We see

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Hitchcock like this in his movie. do solemnly promise that I will not

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divulge the plot nor the many secrets of Psycho.

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Directors also need a voyeuristic element which can be twisted or

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perfectly healthy. He is always watching. There is

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darkness. The take on the shower scene. Hitchcock is pretty out of

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control and crazy. He was immensely contradictory and enigmatic and

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fascinating. That is why we're still talking about him.

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He may not be easy to live with but you are more entertaining than any

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of your plots. I do not know what Hitchcock did to

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the makers of this film but they must be nursing a grudge. It is so

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flaccid and flimsy and grubby. They are selling this as the untold

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story. Half of it is not true and almost all his tedious. It is that

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which Hitchcock with the spinning in his grave about. It is fine to

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make it up but make it interesting. Hitchcock was the genius and Psycho

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was a masterpiece. This is at dull film about a slightly creepy middle

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aged couple having Marrel full problems. I watched this film on my

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own and I stood up and looked it at the end. I'm going into Twitter

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world and many people agree with you. One says it is painting by

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numbers as a biopic. Another one says it is disappointing week

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average that says little about the man that has not been seen before.

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Helen Mirren was good. I liked it more than you did. 5 o'clock on a

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Sunday, eating biscuits by myself. The shame is that this is such a

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fascinating story and should be a fascinating film. Psycho was a film

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that turned all the rules on its head. But this is not about his

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wife, this is about the cramped up missing link. Constantly on the

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verge of having an affair which never happened. Where is Hitchcock?

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And spent the entire film wondering where he was. I just kept seeing

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this random fat man, that is not Hitchcock. Is it because you have

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so much information, because you come to it, for the rest of us will

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a bit about Hitchcock, is it because you know too much? I do not

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think it is. I just want something interesting. By all means take

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liberties but makes something that grabs you. Not something this

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insipid. Once you get past the make-up and the fat suit, which is

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quite an achievement, what is left of Hitchcock? Had deep Sims can

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says it is a formidable duo. A fitting home Irish. As a portrait

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of Hitchcock is less openly Sandra's that others. But in a way

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just as insulting because it shows him as an E D E who was making a

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violent film because he himself had these repressed violent urges. We

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heard the director talking about the creative processes. But fruit

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has a better understanding of the creative process than that. Helen

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Mirren is nominated for the Best Actress BAFTA and you can see if

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she wins, and who the other winners are this Sunday on BBC One from 9pm.

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Next, I Give It A Year, written and directed by Dan Mazer, the writer

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of Borat and Bruno. It is only seven months and some of you think

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we're crazy for getting married. Yes, I Give It A Year. It examines

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the first year of a marriage. Where in a bit of a dysfunctional

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relationship immediately. You're watching a film where you want a

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couple ultimately not to be together. Whereas normally you root

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for the two protagonists to get together. But here it you want them

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to be a part. There is something in our marriage that has not quite

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clicked. You think there could be someone

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better looking's other terrible sexual problems? I wanted to make a

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modern and contemporary comedy about romance as opposed to

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something that felt hackneyed and traditional. That is almost a

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pejorative term now, Rom Com. I sort you looking at it online the

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other day. It is a hybrid of the previous work I have done and the

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more romantic, emotional story. Bringing those together was

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difficult. I naturally gravitated towards the more extremely

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outrageous. That is the hotel. And that, that

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is a doggy style. It needs to be rooted in a logic.

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That is the thing with all comedy. You get these obscene situations.

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But they need some reality in them. You should just cut your losses now

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before your life becomes a series of squabbles. It has taken scenes

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from my own life. I infuriate my wife. That is the manifestation of

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hate and hate is funny. Here we go. Television. For words. First word.

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Hanging. Impotent. Stupid. The famine that. Annoying idiot.

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Disappointment. Shane. Doctor, not the first thing you think when you

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look at him. That is hilarious. I should just

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say I have a personal connection to this film, my husband worked on it.

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I am delighted to be in this situation again. It is

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substantially better than WE. But I think there is the identity crisis

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going on. It wants to be like love actually. But I prefer it when it

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sticks two fingers up at the fluffy side of things. It works better as

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bad taste sketch show about a doomed marriage filled with

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terrible family Christmases. Then Tim Key comes on and is hilarious.

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He steals whichever parts of the movie are left to be stolen. It is

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a very fine cast with a lot of funny people. Sometimes doing funny

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things. Good, we are done. It is hilarious. For the sake of my

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conscience, my problem is that you have to care about the couple. Deep

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down you want them to have a happy ending but I wanted to reach into

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the screen and kill them. Ralph spall is playing as likely arrested

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but secretly full himself writer. That is basically myself and I

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still hated it. There is a very good use of London scenery. And

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some very funny moments. Watch out for the bullfrog and the monkey.

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has spoken about that all day! Cannot get enough of it. Twitter

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again, and one saying it is a hit. Hello and welcome, Chris.

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What's your Top 5 this week? Because of Hitchcock it is Bio-pics.

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Normally you come in and say top five, perfect. But they have been

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some omissions. We have all kinds of things here. We can all jump in.

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Was it easy for you? It was tough. Psycho is up my street. But for me

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it is a bit like homework, a bit like a history lesson that keeps

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going on and on. I think we were both scarred by Gandhi. Not what he

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did? Not the man himself. Let us start with number five. It is a

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personal choice. It got me into a love of film. And remember sitting

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up into the small hours of the morning watching it over and over.

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It is James Cagney. If you think he was always a gangster, this will

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disabuse you of that. He can't sing and dance. -- she can. Of course,

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# She is my Yankee doodle joy. I am a yankee doodle boy. Number four?

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This is Social Network, the biopic of Mark Zuckerberg, but her life

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could also be commodities the biopic of a phenomenon, Facebook.

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You have 42 days to study our system and get out ahead. Used old

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our whole idea! You really do not need a forensics team to get to the

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bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook... That

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just makes me think, why are we not watching that together? Why does he

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do that thing? Just to disabuse people. Just because he can. Nobody

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is going to say to him... This next one changed at the last minute.

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my original number three was really embarrassing, and then I woke up in

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a cold sweat - I cannot have that! You are not going to say what it

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was. I will not say. This is an amazing film, Schindler's List,

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obviously about a broader canvas, but also about one man's

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conscientious awakening. Oskar Schindler, this salesman who

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becomes a selfless saviour. It is absolutely magnificent. If you want,

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you could run the company for me. Let me understand - they put up all

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the money, I do all the work. would make sure the company is in

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business, I would see that it has a certain panache. That is what I am

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good at - not the work, the presentation. I promise you, I am

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not going to reveal what your original number three was, I would

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just like to say that your original number three would not have

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approved of your new number three. Nor of any of this! If you can

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guess the original number three, we wheels and Jukic. What is number

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two? If I had not put this in my list, I would have been killed. It

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is Lawrence of Arabia, by David Lean. Nearly four hours long,

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beautifully shot, beautifully directed. It can fall into kissing

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the bottom of the person they are betraying, the biopic, but this one

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does not do that. In fact, TE Lawrence is quite unlike a ball at

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times in this. -- unlikeable. It is only flesh-and-blood. You're a

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It damn well hurts! Certainly, it does. Well, what is the trick?

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the trick, William, is not minding that it hurts. And the first choice

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for you... Look at what you have done. Rules are there to be broken.

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That would be the motto of this film, Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.

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Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, fantastic cast. But Martin

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Scorsese's direction, for me, has never been better. Let's have a

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How are you? Good. How are you doing? I gave them $20 each. Over

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there. Excellent. What do you do? am in construction. There has been

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a lot of action on Twitter, but I had to pick just one film, and that

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has been mentioned a lot - Raging Bull. Yes, when it comes to boxing

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movies, I think I would go for being more of a rocky IV person.

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am just speaking - Chris, you are brilliant! Next, to the Oscar-

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nominated Chilean film which charts In 1988, due to international and

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national pressure, Pinochet - I assume everybody knows who he was -

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had to legitimise his power in Chile through a referendum. This is

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the story behind the publicity campaign which accompanied the

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movement of No, basically, the opposition against Pinochet. It was

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very important to us in the campaign to show the common Chilean

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people that there are famous people who are supporting the No position.

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Superman, Richard Dreyfuss, and others as well. Remember, the

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future of your country is in your hands. The pair in a Chile over

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these young -- long years has been the pain of all of us. The egg and

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emotional journey throughout the story is based on their anecdotes

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and their experiences. During the campaign, it is a very strong

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moment, because your brain is exploding, your heart is bumping,

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everything is very excited. I think it was also a very good opportunity

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to do a homage not only to them, the real protagonists of the

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campaign, but also to the millions of exiles from Latin America that

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shaped the world in the last It is interesting home --

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interesting, a little bit like Lincoln, this film is a smart

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operator, because there is not a single second which is stodgy all

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wordy. It is a bit like a thriller, but very funny in places. One very

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obvious comparison would be Mad Men, because they are both about

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advertising, and why we buy what we buy. Except in Chile, what they are

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buying is democracy. I loved where they used proper footage. The way

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it was shot, it was slightly murky. The was a total masterstroke. It

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was like absolute bottom of the barrel, fuzzy video tape, like they

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used to do TV news within the 1980s. You're right, you feel you are

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right there in Chile in 1988. I suppose it is a similar approach to

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the makers of the The Artist. It draws you in much more. Gael Garcia

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Bernal is fantastic, but it is also a great character to play. He is

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not a soul this con man, but also, he is not a starry-eyed idealist. -

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- soulless. I would also like to mention Alfredo, he has got this

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fantastic phase, perfect for the part. For me, No is highly

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recommended. Finally tonight, a zombie movie. This is may best

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friend. It is told from the character of Marney -- from the

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point of view of my character. He is a zombie. He meets Julie, and

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instantly, thinks she is the bee's knees. Then he captures her, and

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rather than eating her, he decides to protect her and keep her safe,

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and they form an unlikely friendship. And then, through our

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love, it moves on to the zombie community, and I breathe life back

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into him, and he does the same to me. We have a balcony scene.

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obviously likes her instantly, but he cannot talk, he cannot express

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himself. He is dead. And she is terrified that he is going to kill

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I accept that I did not have to learn my lines, and I got to watch

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to Reyes at acting, which was very enjoyable. But then he would still

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forgets his lines sometimes, four lines in one scene! Why did you

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save me? Safe - keep you safe. have met people who have seen the

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film who say that they feel that way around girls sometimes, they do

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not know how to express themselves. People can feel connected to this

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material for so many reasons. changing everything. Properly great.

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My memory of being a 17-year-old boy is that there was an awful lot

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of grunting and shuffling... I can only imagine. Not un zombie-like

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behaviour. This film tweaks a little bit of that kind of thing.

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Zombie. Were purists might be a bit annoyed, but I thought it way it

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tackled that was quite likeable. think it is cute but also quite

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cool. And I think the soundtrack is a knockout. And they are both

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brilliant in it. I should mention the Twilight connection, because

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this is made by the same people. For me, that is the biggest passion

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killer imaginable. Some of the has just tweeted in, Warm Bodies just

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seems like a version of Twilight. But then again, she is almost eerie

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like a blond Christian Stewart. But for me, this is everything that

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Twilight is not. This has genuine warmth and wit. It is not banging

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you over the head with that pompous stuff that Twilight was famous for.

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And of course, there is John Claudia Winkelman. I am slightly

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this up by the fact that in the post- zombie era, John Claudia

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Winkelman will be there. Film of the week? What is your film of the

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That's all for tonight. We're back at the same time next week - 11.05

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- and we'll be reviewing A Good Day To Die Hard, This Is 40 and Lore.

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Playing us out tonight, Ocscar- nominated Wreck It Ralph, a 3D

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animation from Walt Disney. stars John C Riley and Sarah

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Silverman and is in cinemas from Friday. Thank you and good night.

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The he abandoned his game! Trains for all destinations now boarding.

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Everything changes now. Stand by. Get out of this game! You are game

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Anthony Hopkins goes Psycho in Hitchcock, Nicholas Hoult stars in zombie rom-com Warm Bodies and Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne get close in I Give It a Year. Plus Chris Hewitt reveals his top five biopics.


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