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Reel Life with Anthony Minghella

"Movies...are experienced in real time, intended for public arenas, they must fill in what a novel can merely suggest, provide the whole face where a novelist must be content with an eyebrow, the room...

"Movies...are experienced in real time, intended for public arenas, they must fill in what a novel can merely suggest, provide the whole face where a novelist must be content with an eyebrow, the room where the novelist need only describe a chair, the whole street where on the page was simply the mention of a pedestrian." --Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella is a modern day renaissance man: writer, director and producer, respected both at home in the UK and abroad.

As a writer-director, Minghella’s films are epic (Cold Mountain), visually arresting (The Talented Mr. Ripley) and lyrically beautiful (The English Patient). While with partner Sydney Pollack, he has produced both mainstream (The Interpreter, The Quiet American, Iris) and arthouse cinema (Tom Tykwer's Heaven).

A new addition to his already diverse repertoire, Minghella will also be directing the English National Opera production of Madam Butterfly in the autumn.

A fascinating and knowledgeable conversationalist, Minghella’s Reel Life interview offers you the chance to hear this award-winning director and writer to impart some of the wisdom on his craft.

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