In Here’s the Thing we paid tribute to two great losses: Peter Mayhew who was best known for Star Wars’ Chewbacca, and to the legendary Doris Day, best known for Calamity Jane (1953).
Mark did a ‘spoilery’ List-O-Mania: spoilers that you could only guess if you knew the film already: 10. They all did it. 9. His mom’s been dead the whole time. 8. He’s been dead the whole time. 7. He’s his father. 6. Her dad’s in the bookcase. 5. Sound like “Lucifer”. 4. Gwyneth’s head. 3. She’s a guy. 2. He’s a ghost. 1. It’s a sledge.
In One from the Vaults Professor Sir Christopher Frayling came to talk about Once Upon A Time in the West: Shooting a Masterpiece, his book about the Leone film. Mark also took the opportunity to talk about the time Sir Frayling interviewed Doris Day.
In Coming Attractions Jeanie Finlay talked about two films she made concurrently: Seahorse: the Dad Who Gave Birth (2019) and her top secret project; Game of Thrones – The Last Watch (2019). The latter of which we had the privilege of seeing the first ever footage, a week ahead of release. Dutch director Sacha Polak talked about her feature Dirty God (2019) starring Vicky Knight.
Jessica Hynes came to talk about her acting work on Jack & Dean of All Trades (2016 -), There She Goes (2018 -) and Years and Years (2019), and about her directorial debut The Fight (2018). She finished by revealing her Guilty Pleasure: Zoolander 2 (2016).
We ended the show with a Sound & Vision hommage to Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987), whose exhibition is at the Design Museum and whose work is the subject of a current BFI season.