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Monocle 24: The Cinema Show

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Monocle 24’s carefully curated selection of the best in cinema. Hear from film-makers, critics and legends of the craft as we shine a spotlight on everything from revivals and the restoration of vintage cuts to European film and the role of the auteur. ‘The Cinema Show’ is brought to you in association with MUBI.






Action! 11: Edible Cinema

Do you fancy a glass of gin with your screening? We meet the clever folk behind Edible Cinema, an immersive event that takes food and drink off the screen and into the hands of the audience.

Duration: 00:11:30

The future of watching

With both Disney and Apple focusing on exclusive streaming platforms we look at how the new world of online cinema might be repeating Hollywood history. Plus: a tribute to the screen’s original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima, and we hear from the director of ‘Tom of Finland’, Dome Karukoski.

Duration: 00:30:00

Action! 10: ‘A Ghost Story’

Writer and director David Lowery discusses his extraordinary new film starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara and we tell you why, despite appearances, it might be one of the most unexpectedly moving films you’re ever likely to see.

Duration: 00:12:38

Barry Jenkins

Nearly six months after his sensational victory at the 2017 Academy Awards, ‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins reflects on his best-picture win and discusses the state of US culture. He also tells us why his upcoming James Baldwin adaptation is his dream project.

Duration: 00:30:00

Action! 09: The Fighting Temeraire

When James Bond met Q at London’s National Gallery in 2012’s ‘Skyfall’, the pair sat opposite a painting rich with symbolism. It also happens to be the UK’s favourite artwork. We visit the gallery with deputy director Susan Foister to discover the symbolism behind ‘The Fighting Temeraire’.

Duration: 00:07:39


Put on your favourite neckerchief as we set sail on an epic tour of cinema’s most fashionable films. We hear from the director of the new documentary ‘Becoming Cary Grant’, preview Gucci’s latest galaxy-hopping campaign and reveal Monocle’s list of three must-see fashion films.

Duration: 00:30:00

Action! 08: How to design a cinema

Designing a luxury cinema for picky picture-goers in the age of streaming is a tricky business. Architect Takero Shimazaki shares his insights following his redesign of London’s stunning Curzon Bloomsbury art house.

Duration: 00:06:35

Watching the city

Join us on a city-watching tour from Istanbul to Western Australia. Ceyda Torun guides us through her delightful documentary ‘Kedi’, which tells the story of Istanbul from the perspective of its feline fanciers. Plus: ‘Hounds of Love’ writer and director Ben Young explains why he steered away from Australia’s fascination with true crime and we pay tribute zombie-genre pioneer George A Romero.

Duration: 00:30:00

Action! 07: Designing for Tom Ford

Meet the man who helped give “Nocturnal Animals” the unmistakable look for which its director, Tom Ford, is so well regarded. From 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton” to Ryan Murphy’s “The Normal Heart”, Shane Valentino explains how he designs for the screen.

Duration: 00:05:49

The original picture palace

Take a step inside America’s original picture palace. Since it hosted Hollywood’s very first motion picture premiere, the Egyptian Theatre has been attracting patrons to its exotic grandeur. And it’s now one of the few theatres able to screen nitrate film stock – discontinued in the 1950s due to its highly flammable state. Plus: 2017’s best releases so far and titles to watch out for in the months ahead.

Duration: 00:25:07

Action! 06: How to make a Nike commercial

Before he was making feature films Adam Smith was the creative force behind several television campaigns for brands including Nike and Adidas. He shares his thoughts on what makes an attention-grabbing TV spot.

Duration: 00:04:51

Cinema under the stars

We’re mixing an Aperol Spritz with some of our favourite film-makers as we embark on a tour of our favourite outdoor cinematic locations. We sit down for lunch with Paolo Sorrentino and take a tour of the sites of Rome as seen in ‘The Great Beauty’, before stopping off in Belgrade for a look at the city’s favourite outdoor screening event: Filmstreet.

Duration: 00:26:34

Action! 05: Rooftop movies

As a sweltering summer’s day comes to a close, Melbourne’s city rooftops are transformed into bars, restaurants and, in some cases, cinemas. Pour yourself a cocktail as we explore the Lido’s screening space under the stars.

Duration: 00:09:18

American roadtrip

Pack your bags! We’re taking a ride across the US to visit some of the locations behind the country’s film history. In Dallas, we take a seat in the cinema where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested shortly after the death of president John F Kennedy. Plus: how superheroes give voice to American cultural fears and the new documentary that questions popular perceptions of genetically modified food.

Duration: 00:35:30

Action! 04: Cinematic harmony

Come waltz with us in Vienna! Alexei Korolyov discovers how the city’s rich history of classical music gave rise to the modern film score.

Duration: 00:09:19

Movies of the Mediterranean

Setting sail on the blue waters of the Mediterranean, we explore the real-life locations behind some of our favourite films. Malta’s film commission explains how the tiny nation has acted as a stand-in for just about everywhere, we take a tour of Italy’s most cinematic coastline and we examine the extraordinary story behind the stunning 1958 film ‘Bonjour Tristesse’.

Duration: 00:24:48

Action! 03: A beautifully designed screening house

With its exposed brick walls, custom red chairs and lush indoor greenery, New York’s Metrograph cinema is one of the world’s most beautifully designed independent picturehouses. We take a seat with founder and designer Alexander Olch.

Duration: 00:08:24

Art of the title

The designers of the opening sequence of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ explain the importance of handcrafted originality in the digital age. Plus: ‘Slack Bay’ director Bruno Dumont takes us to the French coast with Juliette Binoche and we touch down in Vienna to rediscover the city’s favourite film.

Duration: 00:20:57

Action! 02: Designing movies

Miljen Kreka Kljakovic has undertaken some fairly ambitious projects during his decades-long career as a production designer. He’s recreated Venice in Luxembourg and Mecca in Iran. We pay a visit to his workshop to find out how the magic is made.

Duration: 00:09:13

‘Churchill’ and ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’

Miranda Richardson and Brian Cox reveal what they learnt about the concept of leadership while playing the UK’s first couple in the new film, ‘Churchill’. Plus: director Nick Broomfield discusses his new documentary exploring another side of the legendary performer, Whitney Houston, and our top five reasons to revisit Adam West’s feature film version of ‘Batman’.

Duration: 00:27:19

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