The BFI Podcast: Clint Eastwood, Filmworker, F-Rated and Wedding Bells

Move 'em on, head 'em up! Head 'em up, move 'em on! This episode we round up, rope, tie and brand some archive audio of Clint Eastwood as part of the BFI Southbank's Sergio Leone season. Speaking in 1985, the actor, writer and director talks about playing The Man With No Name, explains why female actors play better psychopaths and remembers the time Muhammed Ali requested that he run him out of town. AND! Special bonus content as listeners Christopher Attaway and Bethan Lewis introduce their audio series I've Never Seen a Western.

Elsewhere, we mark the marriage of Harry and Megan with Wedding Bells, a collection of free films exploring how British wedding films have changed over the years, and talk to Bath Film director Holly Tarquini about the F-Rated Day, an event spun-off from her feminist film classification system, The F Rating. Finally, we interview Filmworker director Tony Zierra, who's documentary tells the story of Leon Vitali, a man who worked himself to exhuastion in the service of the great Stanley Kubrick.


• Listen to the rest of Christopher Attaway and Bethan Lewis's I've Never Seen a Western.

• Watch our free Wedding Bells films on BFI Player.

• Find out more about Bath Film's F-Rated Day.

The BFI podcast - four stories from across the British film industry - is written, presented and produced by Henry Barnes.

This episode contains clips from the following:

- Rawhide "Incident of the Hostages", directed by Don McDougall and released in 1963 by CBS.

- For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone and released in 1965 by United Artists.

- A Fistful of Dollars, directed by Sergio Leone and released in 1964 by United Artists.

- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone and released in 1967 by United Artists.

- Play Misty for Me, directed by Clint Eastwood and released in 1971 by Universal Pictures.

- Filmworker, directed by Tony Zierra and released in 2018 by Dogwoof.

This episode contains the following music, all used under license via Audio Network, unless otherwise stated:

- Throwback Jack, written and performed by Tim Garland. Released in 2003.

- Space Race, written and performed by Ivor Dvorkin and Duncan Pittock. Released in 2007.

- Opas Dance, written and performed by Chaz Kkoshi. Released in 2011.

- Western Sky, written and performed by Philip Guyler and Lincoln Grounds. Released in 2012.

- Mother 2, written and performed by Guimba Kouyate, Jon Grandcamp, Pablo Love and Campbell E Browning. Released in 2014.