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Hollywood actor Tim Robbins reads extracts from the newly published memoir by the celebrated essayist, novelist and critic, Gore Vidal.

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01Life, Literature And The Movies20061127

Hollywood actor Tim Robbins reads extracts from the newly published memoir by the celebrated essayist, novelist and critic, Gore Vidal.

Vidal became enthralled with the big screen from the moment he saw his first film at the age of four.

02Royals And Romance20061128

Vidal recalls the international social scene of the sixties, including a dinner party with a Thai princess and Barbara Cartland, and his friendship with Princess Margaret.

03A Moon Over Rome20061129

Vidal settles in Rome, writes a novel in a month, goes sailing with Paul Newman and contemplates the Moon landing.

04Meetings With Remarkable Writers20061130

Vidal recounts his friendships with Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles, Saul Bellow and Christopher Isherwood

05 LASTA Life In Film20061201

Vidal's unique take on some of the century's greatest movie names, including Orson Welles, Coppola, Fellini, Grace Kelly and Garbo.