Somebody: A Conversation With Matthew Modine The star of Girl In Progress and Full Metal Jacket makes a movie dedicated to the Occupy Wall Street Movement. And discusses as well on the show, what Stanley Kubrick taught him about how to tell stories on screen; how working under Robert Altman, Oliver Stone and Abel Ferrara informed him creatively as an actor; why Modine turned down the starring role in Top Gun for political reasons, that later went to Tom Cruise; thoughts about Charlie Chaplin, James Stewart and Hamlet, and what it all has to do with struggling with big ideas, and what it means to be a man in this world. And finally, was Jesus a Commie? Modine takes to the streets armed with his camera. to find out.
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Delicacy: French actress Audrey Tautou sexually harasses men back. Tautou talks about getting to be the guy in this gender role reversal, sexual harassment workplace satire; cultural differences when it comes to sexual expectations; the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from a French female point of view; and whether or not French men may be misunderstood by the rest of the planet.
Broe On The World Film Beat: Professor Dennis Broe mulls the politics of global cinema, and its manifestations as a component of cultural imperialism.
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