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Friday, January 04, 2013

Tony Walker, one of the 14 subjects of the "7 Up" series, and filmmaker Michael Apted (Melissa Eagan)

Filmmaker Michael Apted was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his film "56 Up," the latest installment in his "7 Up" series. He's been following 14 men and women since the age of 7, checking in with them every 7 years, and he was joined by Tony Walker, a member of the group who became a London cab driver. Apted also told us what he's been reading and watching in between.

What have you read or seen lately (book, play, film, etc.) that moved or surprised you?

          Movies: Amour, Django Unchained, Rust and Bone, Silver Linings

 

What are you listening to right now?

          NPR

 

What’s the last great book you read?

          Biography of Winston Churchill

 

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

          Most sport

 

What’s your favorite comfort food?

          Sushi, and baked beans (not together)

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