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BP063 Out of Africa (1985) - with special guest Deborah Frances-White

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Deborah Frances-White

Episode 63: Out of Africa (1985)

Released 17 June 2020

For this episode, we watched Out of Africa, written by Kurt Luedtke (won) based on the books Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Story Teller and Silence Will Speak. It was directed by Sydney Pollack (won) with music by John Barry (won) and it stars Robert Redford, Meryl Streep (nominated) and Klaus Maria Brandauer (nominated). It also won for its Cinematography, Art Direction and Sound.

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