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PETER O’TOOLE (article first published : 2004-06-6)

This week's Talking Movies on DStv hears from cinematic legend Peter O'Toole. His latest role was in Troy, the massively hyped epic that made a relatively strong impact at the box office but received mixed reviews. Much of the praise went not to the lead, Brad Pitt, but to the older generation of actors in the film and to Peter O'Toole, in particular.

Several recent documentaries convey some of the more disconcerting realities of the war in Iraq and global terrorism. From the voices of Arab-American immigrants detained in the weeks after September 11 to the stories of disillusioned US soldiers in Iraq, non-fiction works such as Fahrenheit 9/11, Persons Of Interest and Control Room may be conveying information more powerfully than the mainstream American news media.

Saved! is the latest Christian-themed movie to arrive in US cinemas and boasts a cross-section of young Hollywood talent, including Macaulay Culkin, Jena Malone and Mandy Moore. The comedic drama chronicles the students of a Christian high school who shun a classmate when she becomes pregnant. Presenter Tom Brook interviews the cast and director Brian Dannelly, on whose own school experiences the film is based.

In a feature postponed from last week, the screenwriter Hanif Kureishi is interviewed about the American release of The Mother. Best known for My Beautiful Laundrette, his latest drama focuses on an older woman who initiates an affair with her daughter's boyfriend.

And the narrative documentary The Story Of Weeping Camel tells of a Mongolian family and its camel herd - specifically a mother camel and her baby, for which she refuses to care. The animals are the real stars of the film, as one of the directors, Luigi Falorni, explains. Predictably, it wasn't an easy production to make.

Talking Movies is screened on June 8 at 21h30; June 11 at 02h30, 09h30 and15h30; June 10 at 18h30, and June 12 at 22h30.




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