Past few weeks I've really been enjoying listening to radio drama on the BBC website. Meanwhile in the states there's This American Life - not drama but a great magazine show with stories that always really engage, amuse, and sometimes really move one.
Saw this last night. If you get the chance, it's one of the best movies I've seen in quite a while.
My father bought one of these when I was about 13-14 and I wrote a short radio play that we recorded on it called "Lonely Life" about an astronaut lost in space with a time bomb ticking away in his head. We covered it in music from 2001 and I still have the script. Many years later, after writing Doctor Who in the mid 90s, I turned Lonely Life into a feature script called Mirror which was bought by Disney when Francis Ford Coppola attached himself to it to direct. If it had got made it would have been his first sci-fi movie. But of course it floundered in development, Coppola's deal with Disney went south and all the execs moved to Sony. I barely spent any time at all with the great director but the dream alone was worth the ride and I became friends with Fred Fuchs. This picture takes me back to where it started. So now I will try again ...
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