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  1. FILM (1982)

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... around him. There are defeats, too, many of them transformed into victories by his attitude towards them. Gandhi says that he wants to embarrass the British into leaving, and the film is full of scenes where stiff, bristling Brits are made to look very silly by the simple, calm logic of his actions. The film shows British brutality not just as morally bankrupt, but also self-defeating ...

  2. FILM (1948)

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... greatest filmmaker. Films such as A Canterbury Tale and A Matter of Life and Death show a sensitive and sophisticated understanding of the British character. The Red Shoes is his most well-known film. The story was originally conceived by British super-producer Alexander Korda in the 1930s as a film about ballet genius Nijinsky. The second world war got in the way, and Powell ...

  3. Submarine (Film)

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is burdening him with her family problems. Oliver's twisted perception of the world is on show throughout the film. He imagines his death as a national tragedy, with mourners holding vigils ... Ayoade displays his off-beat humour while parodying the teenage love of more mainstream titles. Few directors could make such a hilarious and clever film debut. Contains strong language ...

  4. Love, books and other passions

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bron Sibree The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides Fourth Estate In what must go down as one of the most compelling opening paragraphs of a novel written in recent times, The Marriage Plot connects the reader directly with the mindset of its bookish femal ...

  5. Silent Film New Music: Chaplin & Philip Glass

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Contemporary Musiking presents restored versions of Charlie Chaplin's (left) His Musical Career, In the Park, Behind the Screen and Easy Street screened with performances of new film scores by George Lam, Aenon Loo, Ng Cheuk-yin and Joyce Tang, and Philip Glass' String Quartets No 1, 2 and 3. Jan 7-8, 8pm, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$150, ...

  6. Outstanding debut sets vampires far away from Forks

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Department 19 By Will Hill Published by HarperCollins ISBN 978 000 78354450 You have probably never heard of Department 19. But you owe it a lot. In 1897, an Irish author wrote a novel called Dracula about an evil vampire nobleman who lived in ...

  7. Johnny English Reborn (Film)

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung There's one major problem with Johnny English Reborn: it's not that funny. Maybe it's a case of lost in translation, but the British spy spoof fails to do ... he's mastering martial arts. Soon, though, he's needed back home by British intelligence, now headed by Pegasus (Gillian Anderson). She has uncovered a plot to kill the Chinese premier. ...

  8. Never Let Me Go (Film)

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to fulfil. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name, a wonderfully crafted story by Kazuo Ishiguro. The book is considered one of the 100 best modern novels by Time magazine. And the story is brilliant. Not to take anything away from the fine cast, but the film doesn't really bring another dimension to the story. It's just Ishiguro's masterpiece presented in a different ...

  9. London

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Mottram thereview@scmp.com If only all birthdays were like this. September marks the start of a two-month tribute to revered British filmmaker Ken Loach. Held at the British Film ... it to be the most comprehensive retrospective of Loach's work ever staged. And, given the programme launches with a never-before-screened work, that seems to be the case. The film in question is a 1969 ...

  10. Maruge's dream

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the heartwarming story of man with an iron will. The film, directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl), opens with a radio DJ announcing the introduction of a new government policy offering primary ... Angeles Times. She called her agent to say she wanted to adapt the story for film. 'I was just totally blown away by his courage,' explains Peacock. 'This is a man who is illiterate ...




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