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The Man Who Saved The World is out to buy this week. An unusual but rewarding true life story of epic magnitude, it takes us back to the era of the Cold War, focusing on Stanislav Petrov, a retired Russian Colonel who was the only thing that stood between the world and nuclear war one fateful night in 1983.
A mix of real life documentary and affecting drama, the film also boasts an array of celebrity cameos, from Kevin Costner to Robert De Niro. Chronicling this journey was Danish writer/director Peter Anthony. We caught up with him for a revealing insight into the making of this ambitious and much-lauded project…
Thn: I found the film very interesting, in that rather than being a straightforward documentary it’s more a drama with documentary elements. Having Mr Petrov as the lead was an unusual move, but a good one. What led you »
- Steve Palace
When you watch "McFarland, USA," the wonderful new Disney sports movie about a coach who, in 1987, took a group of untested kids in California (mostly sons of migrant field workers) and turned them into track champions, it's hard to imagine that Kevin Costner, who plays the coach, hasn't been in one of these films before. The actor, who has seen his career rebound in recent years thanks to brief roles in big movies like "Man of Steel" and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," is perfect as the grizzled coach who crafted this nearly legendary team.
We got to sit down and chat with Costner recently, which is pretty amazing given his legacy not only as an actor (in things like "Revenge" and "JFK") but as a filmmaker (including the Oscar-winning "Dances with Wolves" and underrated Western "Open Range"). We chatted about a whole range of topics -- everything from how many »
- Drew Taylor
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