Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

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Arena Monday 3 February 2014

coming up on Friday's show....today we mark the anniversary of the first day of the one of the most tragic battles of the 20th century, the battle of the Somme, with a special programme on how the battle and the wider fallout from World War I is reflected in Irish literature, art, music and cultural memory

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On Arena tonight we have a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, we review Winter by Christopher Nicholson and the classic movie is Detour

Winter by Christopher Nicholson

Winter by Christopher Nicholson

Yvonne Nolan reviews the new novel by Christopher Nicholson.

Winter is the third novel from Costa Prize-nominated author Christopher Nicholson. It tells the story of the writer Thomas Hardy’s infatuation with a young actress in the final years of his life. This is a fictionalised story about Thomas Hardy but it’s based on a true story.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Evelyn O'Rourke pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman following news of his death in New York yesterday

Caroline Moreau

Caroline Moreau

Caroline in a French singer living in Ireland. She plays the Sirius Art Centre at the Old Yacht Club in Cobh this coming Friday night, 7th of February; the Pig's Back Cafe in Doulas on Saturday night, 8th February and on Valentine's night, that's the 14th of February, she is playing Whelan's in Wexford Street here in Dublin

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Classic Movie - Detour

Classic Movie - Detour

Over a period of 20 years, the Film Noir era produced some darkly fatalistic and stylish work. Many of these films have become classics, whilst others have been lost to history. Detour, a 1945 low-budget film, has achieved cult status....and it is the Classic Movie choice of Stephen Boyd.

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Music Played on the Show

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Title: La Noyee

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Caroline Moreau

Album: Unknown

Duration: 3:00

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Title: Sympathique

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Caroline Moreau

Album: Paris Is Burning

Duration: 3:00

00:00

Title: String Quartet In C Sharp Minor (1st Movement) Adagio Ma Non Tro

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer(s): Brentano String Quartet

Duration: 2:30

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