FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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261 Death of the pop critic?2012-01-13 19:13:00
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262 Woody Allen redux?2012-01-10 17:49:00
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263 'Mile 54' by Amy Waldman2011-12-30 22:00:00
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264 Margin Call and the financial thriller2011-12-16 16:24:00
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Margin Call and the financial thriller

Margin Call, the latest in a line of films on the crash of 2008, depicts a Wall Street investment bank’s last ditch attempts to save itself from impending disaster. Written and directed by first time feature director J.C.Chandor – and starring Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore and Jeremy Irons – The New Yorker called it “the best Wall Street movie ever made”. It’s been marketed as a thriller – but how do you create excitement when the action consists of men in suits peering at computer screens and talking on Blackberries? Does Margin Call have anything new to say on the much-debated causes of the collapse? Andrew Hill, FT management editor, puts these questions to Alex Preston, ex-City trader and author of This Bleeding City; Peter Aspden, FT arts writer; and Leo Robson, film and television critic. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

265 Interactive theatre and the role of the audience2011-12-09 18:43:00
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266 Enough Hamlet?2011-11-18 18:13:00
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267 Postmodernism: what's not to like?2011-09-20 11:50:00
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268 Ken Loach on political filmmaking2011-09-06 17:15:00
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269 The late, great Amy Winehouse2011-07-29 16:15:00
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270 Is this a golden age for children’s theatre?2011-07-19 15:20:00
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271 Edinburgh Festival 2011 Preview2011-07-15 16:49:00
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272 Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life2011-07-07 16:45:00
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273 Pop festivals, retromania and the iCloud2011-06-12 16:00:00
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274 Venice Biennale preview2011-05-25 15:02:00
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275 3D or not 3D?2011-04-01 14:46:00
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276 Musicals: serious art or just plain silly?2011-03-01 15:45:00
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277 Oscars 2011 preview2011-02-25 15:35:00
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278 Anna Nicole: the opera2011-02-18 18:10:00
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279 Brit Awards preview2011-02-14
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280 Sky Atlantic, Boardwalk Empire and the state of TV drama2011-01-28 17:09:00
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