Hear film director David Cronenberg and actor Viggo Mortensen, music critic Milo Miles, and linguist Geoff Nunberg on this edition of Fresh Air.
David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen have teamed up for the new thriller Eastern Promises. The film takes place in London and is about the underworld sex-trafficking industry. It was written by Steve Knight, who wrote the screenplay for Dirty Pretty Things. Previously, Cronenberg and Mortensen teamed up for the acclaimed 2005 film A History of Violence.
Then, Milo Miles considers the work of the art-punk band Sonic Youth. Their 1988 album Daydream Nation has just been reissued as a deluxe-edition double CD.
Also, Geoff Nunberg considers how we use the words civility and incivility. [Broadcast Date: September 13, 2007]
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