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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: The Biopic

Vicky Sayers
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The Top Ten: The Biopic
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss his favourites in the Biopic genre. They talk about the recent trend for Oscars going to Biopic actors and actresses, and discover an interesting trend in Australian actresses playing English monarchs – some on multiple occasions! In this episode: The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Serpico (1973), Raging Bull (1980), Shine (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), Lincoln (2012), I, Tonya (2017), Vice (2018).
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James Cameron Wilson


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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: Romantic Comedy

Vicky Sayers
Original Broadcast:

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The Top Ten: Romantic Comedy
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential “Rom Com” films ever made. Plus, Vicky shares an unpopular opinion on Four Weddings and a Funeral, and some strong feelings about Tom Hanks. In this episode: It Happened One Night (1934), Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Apartment (1960), Annie Hall (1977), Gregory’s Girl (1981), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), There's Something About Mary (1998), Notting Hill (1999).
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James Cameron Wilson


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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: Science Fiction

Vicky Sayers
Original Broadcast:

The Top Ten

The Top Ten: Science Fiction
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential Science Fiction films ever made. Plus, James risks his reputation among his film critic peers with his claim that Blade Runner 2049 is better than the original! In this episode: Metropolis (1927), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Solaris (1972), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Wars (1977), Blade Runner (1982), Gravity (2013), Interstellar (2014), Arrival (2016), Blade Runner 2049 (2017).
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James Cameron Wilson


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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: Comedy

Vicky Sayers
Original Broadcast:

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The Top Ten: Comedy
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential Comedy films of all time. With an eclectic selection, from Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924) to Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat (2006), there’s something for everyone! In this episode: Sherlock Jr. (1924), A Night at the Opera (1935), Some Like it Hot (1959), The Odd Couple (1968), Young Frankenstein (1974), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Airplane! (1980), Raising Arizona (1987), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006).
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James Cameron Wilson


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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: Romance in the Cinema

Vicky Sayers
Original Broadcast:

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The Top Ten: Romance in the Cinema
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential romantic films to have hit the silver screen. Plus, what would James Cameron’s Titanic have been like if Matthew McConaughey and Gwyneth Paltrow had had the starring roles? In this episode: Gone With the Wind (1939), Casablanca (1942), Brief Encounter (1945), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), An Affair to Remember (1957), Un homme et une femme (1966), Love Story (1970), Pretty Woman (1990), Jerry Maguire (1996), Titanic (1997).
Guest:

James Cameron Wilson


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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: The Musical

Vicky Sayers
Original Broadcast:

The Top Ten

The Top Ten: The Musical
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential musicals of all time. They explore the recent return to popularity of the “musical movie”, and whether some stage musicals adapted to film have ended up becoming lost in translation.
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James Cameron Wilson


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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: The Horror Film

Vicky Sayers
Original Broadcast:

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The Top Ten: The Horror Film
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential horror films of all time. Why are audiences so drawn to horror – and where do we draw the line? In this episode: The Birds (1963), The Exorcist (1973), Don’t Look Now (1974), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Alien (1979), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Funny Games (1997), High Tension (2003), Get Out (2017), A Quiet Place (2018).
Guest:

James Cameron Wilson


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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: The Animated Film

Vicky Sayers
Original Broadcast:

The Top Ten

The Top Ten: The Animated Film
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential films in the Animated Film genre; from Disney classics to Studio Ghibli and beyond. Plus – can “Live Action” of Disney films really do justice to the originals? In this episode: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Fantasia (1940), Bambi (1942), Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Lion King (1994), Toy Story (1995), Spirited Away (2001), Persepolis (2007), WALL-E (2008), Coraline (2009), The Red Turtle (2016) and Isle of Dogs (2018).
Guest:

James Cameron Wilson


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Vicky Sayers

The Top Ten: The Western

Vicky Sayers
Original Broadcast:

The Top Ten

The Top Ten: The Western
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential films from the Western genre. Incredibly popular during the silent film era, the Western was revived in 1939 with John Ford’s Stagecoach, and reached its peak in the 1950s. But are its best days really behind it?
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James Cameron Wilson


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