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  1. The Coma

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin The Coma by Alex Garland Faber $96 When he published The Beach in 1996 Alex Garland was described as 'a publishers' dream- clever, young and startlingly handsome'. His follow-up, The Tesseract (1998), was less su ...

  2. FILM

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mathew Scott, Paul Fonoroff

    ... Film Festival 2003. Today, 5.30pm, Oct 18, 6.45pm, Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, free (registration recommended). Inquiries: eufilmfestival@british ... James Braddock whose rise from obscurity captured hearts all over the US during the Depression. MS The Emperor's Journey (French and Cantonese versions) (I): A remarkable film that follows ...

  3. Anti-British diatribe must be repudiated

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and consider that a response is called for. This piece is the most bigoted, vitriolic, racist, anti-British diatribe that I have ever had the misfortune to read in the SCMP in my 36 years' ... is the most compassionate? It is no coincidence that this conflict is the theme of two major films, namely The Sea Inside and Million Dollar Baby. This shows that art is imitating life (or ...

  4. British subtlety lost in transition

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The sets are almost the same, the characters are recognisable, the storylines similar. But there's one big difference between the British comedy hit The Office and its new US version: the original was hilarious, the remake isn't. Those who laughed- and cringed- at the British show's pointed and sarcastic take on office life may not even be able ...

  5. British actor recalls life in the?glorious profession?

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... ROBERT CAIRNS ''Acting,'' the late American film star Jack Lemmon once remarked, ''is a glorious profession''. But for British actor John Swindells, ... Swindells headed south. ''In 1964, London was swinging? it was a fantastic time.'' It was also an exciting era for British theatre. While actors were still classically trained, ...

  6. Ae Fond Kiss...

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Ae Fond Kiss... Starring: Eva Birthistle, Atta Yaqub Director: Ken Loach The film: Perhaps the most accessible film Ken Loach has made in recent years, Ae Fond Kiss... ... unfurled by Casim and Roisin, the definitive moment is at the start of the film in a powerful speech by Casim's feisty sister, Tahara. In a school debate about cultural identities, she refuses ...

  7. best-sellers

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the third prequel to George Lucas' original film. 4 ONE SHOT by Lee Child The surrender of a cold-blooded killer puzzles Jack Reacher. 5 IMPOSSIBLE by Danielle Steel Art and passion in Paris ... A day in the life of a neurosurgeon as anti-war demonstrators gather in London. 10 THE BROKER by John Grisham Pardoned presidential adviser seeks to establish new identity in Italy. British ...

  8. FILM

    Posted Oct 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mathew Scott, Paul Fonoroff

    ... Journey (French and Cantonese versions) (I): A film that follows 12 months in the lives of Antarctica's emperor penguin colony as the birds struggle to survive and breed. MS Everlasting ... with Wallace and his faithful mutt Gromit out to solve the mystery of a beast that is ruining their vegetable patches. MS Art House MAX!2005 German Language Film Festival: Films from Germany, Austria ...

  9. The second world war

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... in Scotland on May 10, 1941? 5 Which actor played the titular soldier in the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan? 6 Which of these countries did not remain neutral during the conflict: a) Ireland b) Norway ... was the British prime minister when Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945? 10 Who said: 'How fortunate for leaders that men do not think'? Solution: 1 Victory in Europe 2 Vera Lynn 3 c) 21 ...

  10. International short-film festival to go ahead despite lack of sponsors

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... next year.' The festival will include 14 programmes featuring more than 100 short films from around the world. The major attractions include British movies Wasp, named best short film ... Hong Kong's first international short-film festival is pressing ahead despite a lack of sponsors. Organisers of the InDPanda International Short Film Festival said at least 70 per ...




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