Behind the Pink Curtain author Jasper Sharp talks about the late Kôji Wakamatsu, one of the most radical and provocative filmmakers of post-war Japan, and explains the context of the soft porn industry and the period of social and political unrest in which his work developed.
Alex Fitch talks to two directors about their projects, which capture visions of childhood and how that progresses into adulthood. In a Q&A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON: EAST, Alex chats to Cory McAbee, creator of SF musicals The American Astronaut and Stingray Sam, about his latest film Crazy and Thief – a semi-improvised drama that documents the director’s children as they journey across New York looking for stars, again scored by his band, The Billy Nayer Show. McAbee discusses his change in direction for this project and the difficulties of directing children, and performs a song from the soundtrack. Also, Alex discusses 56Up with Michael Apted, the latest instalment of his 7Up series, which has charted the lives of 14 children from diverse socio-economic backgrounds since the age of 7. Apted also discusses his involvement with another serial that has reached its 50th anniversary as the director recalls his experience of directing the Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.
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