|This week on BBC World's Talking Movies, director
Mike Nichols brings his bigscreen adaptation of the stage play Closer
to the big screen. This lacerating examination of sexual gamesmanship
stars Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen as two
couples whose entanglements with one another threaten both relationships.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Oscar nominee
short list for Best Documentary. Laura Metzger looks at some of
the potential Oscar nominees - in particular touching The Void
and The Story of Weeping Camel - two unusual non-fiction
films, which some question whether they can carry the documentary
Tom Brook sits down with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and actress
Audrey Tautou, the creative duo of Amelie, who have reunited
for a new picture titled - A Very Long Engagement. Tautou stars
as a handicapped woman desperately searching for her fiance, who
is rumoured to have died under mysterious circumstances during a
Andrew Llyod Webber's Broadway sensation The Phantom of the
Opera will be presented as envisioned by director Joel Schumacher.
The film boasts the talent of Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow)
and Gerard Butler (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), but they're
not big name stars. Metzger finds out if this will hinder or help
the movie's performance at the box office.
Talking Movies, a film review and magazine show is sponsored
by Hutch and Kenstar and is aired on Fridays at 2 pm and 7 pm and
Sundays at 3 am.