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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Former New York police commissioner and LA police chief William Bratton talks about how networks and other technology are allowing police departments around the world to collaborate with each other. Steven Soderbergh and Gina Carano discuss the new film “Haywire.” The latest installment of the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects looks at a bird-shaped pestle from Papua New Guinea. Asghar Farhadi discusses directing the film “A Separation,” Iran’s official selection for this year’s Academy Awards. Ralph Fiennes talks about starring in “Coriolanus,” which also marks his debut as a director.

 

Collaborate or Perish!

Former Los Angeles police chief and New York City police commissioner William Bratton talks about the benefits of collaboration. In Collaborate or Perish!: Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World, written with Zachary Tumin, he draws from masters of collaboration in education, social work, and the military; and from his own career.

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"Haywire" with Steven Soderbergh and Gina Carano

Director Steven Soderbergh and actress Gina Carano discuss the new film “Haywire.” It’s an action-thriller about a highly trained operative (played by Carano) who is double-crossed and left for dead by someone in her own agency and is fleeing for her life. It opens January 20.

 

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“A Separation”

Asghar Farhadi discusses directing of “A Separation,” Iran's official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Starting out as a domestic drama about the dissolution of a marriage, the film gradually reveals its complex texture and unfolds like a legal thriller. “A Separation” is playing at Film Forum & Lincoln Plaza.

 

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Ralph Fiennes on “Coriolanus”

Ralph Fiennes talks about directing and starring in the new film “Coriolanus,” based on the play by William Shakespeare. It tells the story of a Roman General who is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. His controlling mother Volumnia (played by Vanessa Redgrave) pushes him to seek the position of Consul, but the public refuses to support him. Coriolanus’s anger prompts a riot, and he is expelled from Rome. He then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (played by Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.

 

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Guest Picks: Gina Carano

Mixed martial arts fighter -- and now film star -- Gina Carano was on the Lopate Show recently (along with director Steven Soderbergh) to discuss her starring role in the new film, "Haywire." She also told us what her favorite comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Steven Soderbergh

Director Steven Soderbergh was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his new film, "Haywire" (along with the film's star Gina Carano). He also revealed that he's a fan of manners.

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Guest Picks: Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes spoke to Leonard Lopate recently about starring in "Coriolanus," which also marked his directorial debut. He also revealed that he's a fan of pedicures!

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Guest Picks: William Bratton

Former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton was on the Lopate Show recently. He also told us that he's a film buff and what new releases he's enjoyed recently.

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