With Francine Stock. Director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses the challenges of writing Inherent Vice, the first ever movie adaptation of a novel by reclusive writer Thomas Pynchon. Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry talks about the dangers of filming in the favelas of Rio for his caper movie Trash. And reveals why he ripped up the script and let his child actors improvise and decide their own ending. Listeners sing word-perfect renditions of the Odeon Film Club song and ABC Minors anthem, five decades since they last sang them. They recall a paradise free from parental control, where you could to go to the toilet as often as you liked. Francine consults neuroscientist professor Jeffrey Zacks about the reasons she cries helplessly when she watches the final moments of Louis Malle's war memoir Au Revoir Les Enfants.