British actress and activist Virginia McKenna talks about Born Free, a film based on Jay Adamson’s novel by the same name. Born Free celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
McKenna and her husband Bill Travers acted in the film about bringing up a little orphaned lion cub called Elsa. The picture’s title song Born Free sung by Matt Munro won an Academy Award (1966) for the Best Original Song. Ironically, the song was not included at first and McKenna explains the back story of how it got included later on.
Highlights of an upcoming interview with Kate Beckinsale on her film Love and Friendship. This was the opening night film at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival. The film is based on a Jane Austen novel. Beckinsale plays the lead role of Lady Susan Vernon. Others in the film include Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel , Stephen Fry, Emma Greenwell, James Fleet, Tom Bennett and Justin Edwards.
Virtual Reality (VR) is the big trend this year in Silicon Valley. This big trend is market by the transition from cardboard VR headsets to fancy headsets like Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VRand the introduction of 360 cameras and other hardware that help created VR content.
We spoke with Karl Krantz, founder of Silicon Valley Virtual Reality(SVRR) about VR and unearthed some interesting trends and how it is a social lubricant and not an isolating experience.
We recorded this interview at SVRR 2016 annual event in San Jose in April 2016.
Matt Brown wrote and directed The Man Who Knew Infinitythat traces Ramanujan’s life and his journey from Madras (Chennai), India to Cambridge University in England to study under Prof. G.H. Hardy. Dev Patel plays the role of Ramanujan and Jeremy Irony as G.H. Hardy.
We spoke to Brown about the making of the film and what drew him to direct a film on an Indian mathematician, whose work is well-known among mathematicians, but not to the general public. What was it about Ramanujan that propelled him to make this film and how was it to work with Patel and Irons? Tune in to find out.
LISTEN: MATT BROWN ON THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY:
The Man Who Knew Infinity was screened at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival. The film is currently playing in select theatres in San Francisco Bay area.
Prof. Freeman Dyson of Princeton University worked on Srinivasa Ramanujan‘s partition of numbers theory while studying at Cambridge University. In this interview Prof. Dyson shares how he first discovered about Ramanujan in ET Bell’s book Men of Mathematics, and later on he went on to work on Ramanujan’s number theory at Cambridge University and developed a tool called Rank. Ramanujan’s work was well-known in the mathematics circle he points out. Tune in to find out what was the contribution of Ramanujan to mathematics.
Ramanujan was a brilliant, self-taught Indian mathematician, who for a brief time worked with Prof. G.H. Hardy at Cambridge University. And, it so happens that Prof Dyson studied under Prof Hardy at Cambridge.Tragically, Ramanujan died young. He was only 32 years old when he died.
LISTEN: PROF. FREEMAN DYSON ON SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN
We recorded this interview with Prof Freeman in 2006 at Columbia University in New York.