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Commemorating 70 years since D-Day

The Normandy landings were the largest airborne and amphibious assault in military history. "Saving Private Ryan", "The Longest Day" and "Band of Brothers" are among the tributes to hit our screens over the years. As we mark the 70th anniversary, the time is right for another cinematic look at the day that marked a turn in WW2.

On today's show Eve Jackson speaks to Pascal Vuong about the riveting and new film experience of "D-Day Normandy 1944".

Also on the show we meet the soldier who shot thousands of photographs during the invasion, Tony Vaccaro, and we find out about the music invasion that landed on France's shores in 1944.
 

By Eve JACKSON

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2016-07-01 culture

Marcia Gay Harden, a down-to-earth Hollywood star

US actress Marcia Gay Harden has an Oscar, a Tony Award for her work on Broadway and now a new hit TV show, "Code Black". She sat down with Genie Godula at the Monte Carlo...

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2016-06-30 culture

Matthew McConaughey and ‘Free State of Jones' shine new light on American civil war

Today on Encore! Valerie Defert has been talking to actor Matthew McConaughey. He stars in the new film "Free State of Jones", which recounts one of the lesser known episodes of...

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2016-06-29 culture

Film show: 'The Red Turtle', 'Camping 3' and 'The Balkan Trilogy'

We dive into the wordless world of "The Red Turtle" by Michael Dudok de Wit. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why it’s a laid-back yet thrilling animated gem. We also check...

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2016-06-28 photography

Brazil’s contemporary art star Vik Muniz comes to Paris

He’s painted the Mona Lisa in peanut butter, recreated Liz Taylor’s face with real diamonds and smeared Sigmund Freud’s portrait in chocolate sauce. Vik Muniz started out as a...

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2016-06-27 culture

Music show: Metronomy, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg and Jazz

Metronomy are back with their fifth album. The English band collaborates with a hip-hop pioneer to drop a beat on "Old Skool". Music critic Mark Thompson tells us why listeners...

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