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DUSTIN HOFFMAN TALKS (article first published : 2004-10-7)

On this week¡¯s Talking Movies on DStv, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Taylor, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Schwartzman discuss their latest film, I ¢¾ Huckabees. Written and directed by David O Russell (Three Kings), it¡¯s described as an ¡°existential comedy¡± and follows the exploits of two detectives who try to solve mysteries of a deep, philosophical nature for a series of quirky clients.

Ian McEwan¡¯s acclaimed psychological thriller Enduring Love is the latest novel to transfer to the big screen. Daniel Craig and Rhys Ifans star in a story of love and obsession, and Talking Movies hears from the director Roger Michell (The Mother, Notting Hill) and his cast, who discuss the reasons why the book makes such a good film.

Going Up River: The Long War Of John Kerry examines the military record of the Democratic candidate for US President and the ways in which his time in Vietnam shaped his political career. Presenter Tom Brook meets the film¡¯s director, George Butler, who has known Kerry for 40 years, and asks whether he has made an objective documentary.

The documentary Tying The Knot tackles the issue of gay marriage in the US, a subject that continues to polarise religious leaders and politicians. Its director, Jim de Seve, explains why he thinks this is more of a civil rights concern than a lifestyle dispute.

And it¡¯s never too early for speculation about possible Oscar ¢ç winners, so there¡¯s a look at some recent compelling performances by Liam Neeson, Don Cheadle, Jamie Foxx and Gael Garcia Bernal, among others. From musical icons to revolutionaries, they¡¯re all starring in biographical films, but will this prove an advantage or disadvantage to their chances of earning an Academy Award?

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