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Interview: Emily Blunt & Rupert Friend on The Young Victoria

Emily Blunt (Queen Victoria) and Rupert Friend (Prince Albert) in The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria is a new film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from a script by Julian Fellowes, which chronicles the early years of Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) and her romance and marriage to Prince Albert (Rupert Friend).

I spoke to Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend in London recently about their roles in the film.

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The Young Victoria is out at UK cinemas on Friday 6th March

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Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend at the IMDb
> Official UK site for The Young Victoria
> Find out more about the real Queen Victoria at Wikipedia

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Interview: John Patrick Shanley on Doubt

John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley is an award winning playwright who won an Oscar for his script for Moonstruck (1987) before going on to direct Joe Versus the Volcano (1990). 

In 2005, his play Doubt: A Parable won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for Best Play. 

Now Shanley has directed a film version called Doubt which stars Meryl StreepPhilip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.

I spoke with him recently in London about the film and you can listen to the interview here:

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You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

Doubt is out at UK cinemas today

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John Patrick Shanley at the IMDb
Official UK site for Doubt

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Interview: John Lasseter on Bolt

 

He initially worked as an animator at Disney in the late 70s before going on to join the computer animation division of Lucasfilm‘s Industrial Light and Magic.

In 1986 the department was purchased by Apple founder Steve Jobs who renamed the new company Pixar (a fake Spanish word meaning ‘to make pixels’) and gave Lasseter the freedom to direct, produce and create models for a variety of projects, many of which were television commercials.

In the late 1980s Lasseter made several award winning shorts before going on to direct the groundbreaking Toy Story in 1995, the first feature-length computer animated film.

As the chief of Pixar’s creative department, Lasseter became the key figure behind an extraordinary run of critically acclaimed, blockbuster animated films.

He directed A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Cars (2006) whilst also serving as executive producer on Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003) and The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007) and WALL-E (2008).

If the success of Pixar was not enough, his career reached a new plateau in early 2006 when Disney officially acquired Pixar, and promoted Lasseter to Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Feature Animation.

The first movie he has overseen for Disney is Bolt, the tale of a small white dog who, having spent his entire life acting in a TV series, thinks that he has super powers.

Directed by Chris Williams and Byron Howard, it was produced by Lasseter and I spoke to him in London recently about his career and the new film.

You can listen to the interview here:

You can also stream it here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/John_Lasseter_on_Bolt.mp3]

You can download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

Bolt is out at UK cinemas on Friday 6th February

Download this interview as an MP3 file
John Lasseter at the IMDb
> Official UK site for Bolt
> Official Pixar site

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Interview: Robyn Hitchcock on Rachel Getting Married

Robyn Hitchcock in Rachel Getting Married

Rachel Getting Married is a drama about a young woman named Kym (Anne Hathaway) who returns home from rehab for her sister Rachel’s (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding.

It was written by Jenny Lumet and directed by Jonathan Demme in a naturalistic, documentary style.

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters who also appears in the film as part of the wedding band. 

He has collaborated with Demme before on the 1998 concert film Storefront Hitchcock and released many acclaimed albums throughout a distinguished career. 

I spoke with him recently in London about Rachel Getting Married:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Robyn_Hitchcock_on_Rachel_Getting_Married.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

Rachel Getting Married is out now at selected UK cinemas

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Rachel Getting Married at the IMDb
> Official site for Robyn Hitchcock 

[Image:  Sony Pictures Classics  © 2008]

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Interview: Gabriele Muccino on Seven Pounds

Gabriele Muccino directing Seven Pounds

Gabriele Muccino is the director of Seven Pounds, a new film starring Will Smith as a man trying to change the lives of seven people.

As a director Gabriele initially found success in his native Italy with films such as One Last Kiss and Remember Me, My Love, before making his breakthrough in  Hollywood with The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006.

I spoke with him in London recently about his latest film and how he first hooked up with Will Smith.

You can listen to it here: 

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Gabriele_Muccino_on_Seven_Pounds.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

Seven Pounds is out at UK cinemas from today

Download this interview as an MP3 file
Gabriele Muccino at the IMDb
Official UK site

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