Arena Season 2000
S2000 E00Jul 2, 2000
Wisconsin Death Trip Jul 2, 2000 This poetic documentary uses archive newspaper reports, the contemporary photographs of Charles Van Shaick, and reconstructions to portray the mysterious and tragic events that befell the small and unsuspecting American town of Black River Falls in the 1890s. The story was originally told in Michael Lesy's book, which was itself based on newspaper reports and archive photographs from the time. Ian Holm narrates the stories using the words of the local newspaper editor.
S2000 E00Jan 2, 2000
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money Jan 2, 2000 Actor Dennis Hopper plays the eccentric host to this guide to the world of commercial creativity. The programme analyses advertising's true place in modern-day, media-obsessed popular culture, highlighted by clips from some extreme and powerful examples of the genre featuring such talents as Leslie Nielsen , Dudley Moore and John Cleese.Offbeat contributions come from film directors Tony Scott , Spike Lee and Alan Parker , actor Anthony Quinn , musicians Dave Stewart and David Bowie , and top advertising executives, who discuss the rise of commercials as an art form and their considerable influence on feature films.
S2000 E00May 20, 2000
The Veil May 20, 2000 More and more young Muslim women today are wearing the veil, saying that it frees rather than oppresses them. This one-off Arena explores how a simple piece of cloth has endured in the eastern and western imagination.