Cultural Life: Joe Wright, Film director
Saturday 07 July 2012
Nothing lately. I've been in my cutting room for six months with my new film, Anna Karenina. I generally don't watch films whilst I'm making one. I did however, manage to watch Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which was sublime.
Kathy Burke's Walking and Talking. Genius. Rev: a British sitcom filmed mostly in east London, with Tom Hollander, is great.
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. I'm not normally a fan of Westerns, but I really enjoyed this one's surreal sense of humour. I also read "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anna Frank" by Nathan Englander. I enjoyed its homage to Raymond Carver's story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love and its similar trajectory throughout the book.
I'm listening to a lot of Bonnie "Prince" Billy at the moment. Especially Lie Down in the Light, which isn't as dark as the others. I recently bought Andrew Weatherall's Masterpiece.
Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican, which reminded me of my own experience at art school. In the 1920s art students really did believe they could change the world with a typeface.
Joe Wright is on the jury at the East End Film Festival which ends tomorrow (www. eastendfilmfestival.com)
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 The top 50 cities for young people to live in
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
The C-Word - review: Sheridan Smith shines in a warm, honest adaptation of Lisa Lynch's book about living with cancer
X-Men Apocalypse: First look at Jubilee and Jean Grey played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner
American Horror Story: Hotel Angela Bassett set to make 'lots of trouble' with Lady Gaga in season 5
Game of Thrones season 5 episode 4 - review: Sansa is in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six: Make-up 'used to darken skin of actors to make them look Native American'
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils