Stellan Skarsgard on Nymphomaniac; Alexandre Desplat on Philomena; Unforgiven in Japanese; BAFTA-winner James Griffiths

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Feb 27, 201427m
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Stellan Skarsgard on Nymphomaniac; Alexandre Desplat on Philomena; Unforgiven in Japanese; BAFTA-winner James Griffiths
Feb 27 '1427m
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Francine Stock talks to actor Stellan Skarsgard about his role in the latest film by Lars von Trier - Nymphomaniac. Playing in two parts, it runs to around four hours and includes challenging explicit material. Skarsgard appears alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg as a man who rescues her from an alleyway after a beating. He explains why he enjoys working with the controversial director. Composer Alexandre Desplat discusses his score for Philomena which has been nominated for an Oscar. His work includes The Monuments Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Argo and Moonrise Kingdom. He describes the art of responding to the dynamics of a film script, without overwhelming it. The Unforgiven both starring and directed by Clint Eastwood won four Oscars in 1993. Now the tale of assassins employed by wronged women in the Wild West has been remade by director Sang-il Lee with Ken Watanabe in the lead role. Sir Christopher Frayling and Alexander Jacoby discuss the cross fertilisation of the Western and Japanese Samurai film across the decades. Plus James W. Griffiths on his BAFTA-winning short Room 8 and how the rigours of working to a pre-ordained script helped to drive his film. He shared the award with Sophie Venner.

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