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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind film: Fantasia (1940)

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Fantasia Leopold Stokowski, the Philadelphia Orchestra Producer: Walt Disney   Fantasy films don't come much more fantastic than the Disney classic Fantasia. Only the third of the company's full-length feature films, the 1940 movie is a bona-fide animated masterpiece that has never been matched in terms of concept, skill and execution. Those who think ...

  2. Movie mogul

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Readers who have been following the expansion of the online cinema industry may be considering becoming internet movie moguls themselves. But how? Well, everything you need to become one is available on the Net. But you might not make any money from your online films. That's because no one else is. The first thing an aspiring movie mogul needs ...

  3. Movie-watch

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... This is, some analysts think, one of the main reasons that online movie-watching has not grown as much as expected. It's simply more comfortable to watch a movie on a television than ... But online is still heralded by most in the industry as the future of movie distribution. Luminaries such as British producer David Puttnam, now president of the Film Distributors' Association, ...

  4. Movie palaces

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis If you're fed up with squinting to watch that movie playing on your iPhone screen, a visit to Cinema Treasures at cinematreasures.org may provide some respite. This Web resource is not a fan site for classic movies, but for classic cinemas. The site celebrates a time when films were viewed on massive screens in gloriously decorated movie palaces. It acts ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD NEW YORK

    Postcard: New York

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard James Havis

    ... productions are popular at the NYAFF, and there was a strong contingent of its movies and stars here this year. Cold Eyes, Jo Ui-seok and Kim Byung-seo's slick remake of Yau Nai-hoi's Eye ... noted that it was "great to be in New York, the home of freedom and liberty". Absent, however, was one of the most highly anticipated guests: legendary Taiwanese martial arts movie ...

  6. India struggles to crack the US despite making all the right movies

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... It really intrigued me, so I rented it. I thought it was amazing. It's a song-and-dance movie about a man who falls in love with a female suicide bomber. He tries to stop her, because he loves ... They can't be bothered exporting their movies. When they do play outside the country, they usually just go out on the expat circuit. Even when a producer wants to give us some films, it becomes ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Deliver Us From Evil starts strong then falters

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Scott Derrickson was responsible for 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose, another alleged "true life" story of demonic possession. That movie was deceptive, professing to allow ...


    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... of the classic New York movies. That honour is usually reserved for Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) or William Friedkin's The French Connection (1971). Pelham's script is hammy, ... on-location filming is one example of the realistic movies now being made in New York City,' he wrote, 'even if it means working for two full months in a grimy tunnel with the ever-present ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Mr Morgan's Last Love

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by Richard James Havis

    ... but he makes the most of it and manages to provoke a bit of sympathy as a result. Paris is, of course, the other star. But while Americans in Paris have been staples of movie romances for years, ...

  10. Docs dot com

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Independent cinema is in crisis. The art-house divisions of some major US distributors have closed, and smaller players are no longer prepared to gamble on films that don't feature stars. Indie films are finding it more difficult ...




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