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Cinema Documentaries Interviews Podcast

Interview: Morgan Spurlock on Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

Morgan Spurlock explored the health effects of eating McDonald’s food for a month in his 2004 documentary Super-Size Me.

Now, after the success of his TV series 30 Days, he returns to the big screen with Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, a look at where the world’s most wanted terrorist might be and the different attitudes in the Middle East towards America’s war on terror.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Morgan_Spurlock_on_Where_in_World_is_Osama_Bin_Laden.MP3]

Download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

> Download this interview as an MP3
> Official site for the film
> Find out more about Morgan Spurlock at Wikipedia

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? is out at selected UK cinemas from Friday

[Photo: Daniel Marracino / Courtesy of Optimum Releasing / The Weinstein Company Ltd.]

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Cinema Interviews Podcast

Interview: Stephen Morris on Joy Division

Joy Division is the new documentary about the Manchester band behind such seminal albums as Unknown Pleasures and Closer.

Formed in 1976 they consisted of Ian Curtis (vocals), Bernard Sumner (guitar and keyboards), Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Stephen Morris (drums and percussion).

They remain one of the most enduring bands of the last 30 years and although their career was cut short by the tragic death of Curtis in 1980, the remaining members went on to form New Order.

Directed by Grant Gee, the documentary features interviews with all the surviving band members and explores the band’s history through never-before-seen live performance footage, personal photos, period films and newly discovered audio.

It also features contributions from the late Factory Records owner Tony Wilson, iconic Factory Records graphic artist Peter Saville, photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Belgian journalist Annik Honoré (speaking for the first time about her relationship with Ian Curtis) and many other connected with the band.

I recently spoke with the drummer Stephen Morris about the film, how it differs from Control (the biopic that came out last year) and the legacy of the band.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Stephen_Morris_on_Joy_Division.MP3]

Download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Joy Division opens at selected UK cinemas on Friday 2nd May

Check out the trailer here:

> Download this interview as an MP3
> Official site for the Joy Division film
> Find out more about Joy Division at Wikipedia

[Image courtesy of The Works / © Paul Slattery / Retna Ltd.]

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DVD & Blu-ray Interviews Podcast

Interview: David Sington on In the Shadow of the Moon

One of the best documentaries to come out last year was In the Shadow of the Moon, which explores the Apollo space missions in the late 60s and early 70s.

Containing interviews with the surviving Apollo era astronauts, including Al Bean, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, and Harrison Schmitt, it also contains previously unseen NASA footage from the time.

I spoke recently to director David Sington about the film and we discussed a number of things including who came up with the idea for the documentary, the legacy of the Apollo program and the reception the film in the US.

You can listen to the interview here:

Or here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/David_Sington_on_In_the_Shadow_of_the_Moon.MP3]

To download the interview as a podcast via iTunes just click the image below:

In the Shadow of the Moon is out on DVD on Monday 31st March

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Buy the DVD from Amazon UK
> The official site for In the Shadow of the Moon
> David Sington at the IMDb
> Find out more about the Apollo space missions at Wikipedia