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  1. History men

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

    ... personality who'd made his name interviewing the Beatles and similar celebrities in the 60s. In the blue corner, the disgraced US president Richard Nixon, reviled, paranoid and unapologetic about ... depicted on the screen. Despite his extensive research, those familiar with Frost might be a bit taken aback by the way he is portrayed as a playboy, a celebrity hack and a dandy. The presenter ...

  2. Thames: The Biography

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Thames: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd Nan A. Talese HK$320 Thames is a companion work to Peter Ackroyd's justly celebrated London: The Biography. But this paean to London's great river is a markedly different book. Dense with facts, figures, personages and riverine anecdotes, Thames is more a deep repository of information than a lucid retelling of its story. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. New York

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Dressler, a kind of ugly duckling, was the biggest box office attraction of the early 1930s. The depression made people want to celebrate the traditional homespun values.' ...


    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... The reading had such a typically Welsh flavour that it was easy to forget it was taking place in New York City. Before the performance, listeners assembled in a makeshift bar downstairs to celebrate ...

  6. Pixar perfect

    Posted Dec 25th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... The creative process involved in two decades of the film company's iconic animation is celebrated in a New York exhibition, writes Richard James Havis IF YOU'VE EVER thought about becoming a computer animator, Pixar: 20 Years of Animation is just the job. More than just a celebration of films such as Toy Story and The Incredibles, this exhibition at New York's ...

  7. Now that's what I call reel music

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... realised that, considering the amount of talent on stage, he didn't need to do much more than roll the cameras. The gig was a celebration of the blues that tried to accentuate its many styles, ... caught the attention of a young Elvis Presley. What a celebration the concert turns out to be. A trio of Mavis Staples, Natalie Cole and Ruth Brown belt out 'men are just like streetcars ...

  8. Five for the road

    Posted Oct 27th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... brought something new to the craft. The film, along with four other Hollywood classics, is showing at the Palace IFC over the next week to celebrate the cinema's second birthday. Rebel ...

  9. Sino paradiso

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... this year, has been called the Chinese Cinema Paradiso, and is being released to celebrate the centenary of Chinese filmmaking. 'Propaganda films were one of the only forms of entertainment ...

  10. New York

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... all that could be seen over the wall was kilometres of fluttering orange banners. From a distance, it looked like one of those North Korean parades to celebrate the Great Leader's ...




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