The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Economics of Publishing, Ravel's Bolero
Following a Best Director win at Sundance, Joe Talbot discusses his film The Last Black Man in San Francisco, along with its star Jimmie Fails. Based on Jimmie Fail's own life, it's about his attempt to reclaim the house his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco.
At the busiest time in the publishing calendar with Frankfurt Book Fair just around the corner, agent Clare Alexander and Unbound publisher John Mitchinson discuss the economics of the publishing industry, from huge advances to the impact of Amazon.
Oxford Professor Alain Goriely thinks that the repetitive rhythm in Ravel's Bolero might have been influenced by the composer's early dementia. He talks to Kirsty ahead of his lecture at King's Place in London, in conjunction with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser…read more