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34 - Kenneth Branagh’s William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

The Worst of All Possible Worlds

While Josh is out sick with the novel coronavirus, Brian and A.J. return once again to Elsinore Castle as they dive headlong into the four-hour, bloated monstrosity that is Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. They discuss the difficulties of adapting Hamlet to the screen, Kenneth Branagh’s lips, and the dangers of treating any text, no matter how great, as sacrosanct.TWOAPW Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WorstOfAllTheme by Brendan Dalton www.brendan-dalton.com https://brendandalton.bandcamp.com


11 May 2022

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Kenneth Branagh and Ciarán Hinds: Midnight Cowboy and Dog Day Afternoon

Movies That Changed My Life

Movies That Changed My Life is back with a special episode to chat with Kenneth Branagh and Ciarán Hinds to talk about their 7-time Academy Award nominated film, 'Belfast,' and the movies that changed their lives. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


17 Mar 2022

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Ep. #592: Kenneth Branagh, Frank Bruni, Batya Ungar-Sargon

Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill’s guests are Kenneth Branagh, Frank Bruni, and Batya Ungar-Sargon (Originally aired 3/11/22)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


12 Mar 2022

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Haris Zambarloukos, BSC, GSC on Belfast, working with Kenneth Branagh, Death on the Nile, Locke and more

The Cinematography Podcast

Cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos enjoys using filmmaking to study the human condition. As a Greek who grew up in Cyprus, Haris was immersed in the history of Greek tragedy from a young age. He went to art school and studied painting, but found he was more interested in the visual storytelling that filmmaking can do. Haris' background in portraiture painting carries over into his cinematography today- he favors using closeups in his work, because he finds that the human face is the landscape of our emotions.Haris' current film, Belfast, is his eighth collaboration with director Kenneth Branagh. It's a deeply personal story about Branagh's childhood experience growing up in Northern Ireland during the civil war between the Catholics and Protestants known as The Troubles. Haris and Branagh chose to shoot the movie almost entirely in black-and-white. The two both love the format, and Haris felt using black and white provided less distraction from the character's emotions than using color would. They also decided to use extremely limited additional lighting in the movie, relying heavily on natural light in most scenes. Every scene was thought out with depth of field and depth of action, and not just shot for coverage.For the 2013 film Locke starring Tom Hardy, Haris' friend, cinematographer Chris Menges, had tested the new Alexa Mini and found that it was possible to shoot with just available light in small spaces. This gave director/writer Steven Knight the idea to write a script that takes place entirely in a car, with only one character, and he asked Haris to be his director of photography. Haris had just wrapped Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit and was about to shoot Cinderella, so Locke seemed like an interesting challenge to take on. Knight had planned for only a 9 day shoot, with the entire script shot beginning to end each night for three nights. The additional actors, never seen on camera, all phoned in their vocal performances live during the shoot. Capturing the intimate and emotional performances in Locke gave Haris a deep satisfaction about his decision to become a filmmaker.Find Haris Zambarloukos: https://www.zambarloukos.com/Instagram: @zambagramWIN an autographed copy of Directing Actors, 25th Anniversary Edition! Follow us on Instagram (if you don’t already!) @thecinepod and comment on our Judith Weston post!Find out even more about this episode, with extensive show notes and links: http://camnoir.com//ep162/ Sponsored by Hot Rod Cameras: www.hotrodcameras.com Sponsored by Arri: https://www.arrirental.com/enThe Cinematography Podcast website: www.camnoir.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCinematographyPodcast Facebook: @cinepodInstagram: @thecinepodTwitter: @ShortEndz

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9 Mar 2022

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Kenneth Branagh On Belfast — An Empire Podcast Interview Special

The Empire Film Podcast

Kenneth Branagh's wonderful BELFAST sees the writer-director (but not actor on this one, as he explains) return to his youth for inspiration, charting a beautiful black-and-white path through the childhood of a young boy growing up in the Northern Irish capital in 1969, just as The Troubles are about to truly erupt, changing the lives of all who lived there for decades to come. In this Empire Podcast interview special, Chris Hewitt sits down on Zoom with his fellow Northern Irishman, Branagh, and they talk about growing up during very different eras, about Branagh's decision to make the movie now, about his creative choices such as going black-and-white and using copious amounts of Van Morrison on the soundtrack, Northern Irish accents and much, much more. The film has been nominated for many BAFTAs and Oscars since, and may well scoop the ultimate prize on the big nights. This fascinating and fun interview may just tell you why, so it might. Wee buns!


28 Feb 2022

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Kenneth Branagh - 'Belfast'

Awards Chatter

The Irish-born Brit, who has been nominated in more Oscar categories over the course of his career than any other person ever (seven) but has yet to win one, reflects on his childhood as the Troubles exploded around him, achieving great success before 30 and becoming both his generation’s leading interpreter of Shakespeare and a director of popcorn movies — while also revisiting the defining events of his life 50 years after they happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

28 Feb 2022

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Kenneth Branagh & Ciarán Hinds on Belfast + Here Out West + Pam and Tommy

The Screen Show

Kenneth Branagh and Ciarán Hinds discuss the historical coming of age film Belfast, screenwriter Bina Bhattacharya and actor and writer Arka Das talk about Here Out West, a cinematic postcard to Western Sydney. Plus I, Tonya and Cruella director Craig Gillespie on bringing the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape scandal to the small screen.


2 Feb 2022

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Belfast Q&A - Kenneth Branagh

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews writer-director Kenneth Branagh about Belfast. Download my podcast here Copyright © Unlikely Films, Inc. 2022. All rights reserved. For more great content check out Backstory Magazine @ www.backstory.net

29 Jan 2022

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'Belfast' - Kenneth Branagh & Úna Ní Dhonghaíle

Behind The Screen

The Director and Film Editor of 'Belfast' join Carolyn to share their experience making a film that is deeply personal for Branagh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Jan 2022

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Belfast with Kenneth Branagh and Christopher Nolan (Ep. 342)

The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

Director Kenneth Branagh discusses his new film, Belfast, with fellow director Christopher Nolan in a Q&A at the DGA theater in Los Angeles.The semi-autobiographical tale follows a working-class family and their nine-year-old son during the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital, where political and religious clashes turn their world upside down and change their lives forever.Please note: spoilers are included.See photos and a summary of this event below:https://www.dga.org/Events/2022/January2022/Belfast_QnA_1221.aspx


6 Jan 2022