The doctor shouts ‘Clear’ and lowers the defibrillators onto his fallen companion’s chest. As he does this, the man’s chest opens into a gaping, jawed mouth and catches the doctor’s hands, ripping them off.
Having previously directed An Education, which was based on Nick Hornby’s screenplay, Lone Scherfig was no stranger to bringing English characters to life on screen. After the challenge of directing One Day, the film adaption of the award-winning novel by David Nicholls, the Danish director discusses the challenge of translating such a successful book into film whilst staying loyal to the fans, and the less than complimentary reactions to Anne Hathaway’s Yorkshire accent as the central character Emma.
They say that house is a feeling. To John Talabot, however, it is many. Over the past two years, the Barcelona based producer has assembled a number of loopy, sample heavy and effusive house productions for labels like Munich’s Permanent Vacation, as well as his own boutique outlet, Hivern Discs. They are tracks that take cues from all over but pay homage to no one scene or sound in particular: they aren’t deep house, they aren’t underground pop, they aren’t futuristic nor revivalist, but somehow Talabot’s sounds tick all those boxes (and more) simultaneously.
Predictably, the biopic of Margaret Thatcher released in cinemas last week overwhelmingly focused on the personal, rather than the political side of her tenure in office.
I was suprised by news this morning from the Suncoast wildlife sanctuary in Florida: a chimpanzee called Cheetah was reported to have died at the grand old age of 80.
No ordinary chimp, either. According to his owners, Cheetah played Tarzan’s sidekick, of the same name, in the films of the 1930s. The sanctuary’s “outreach director,” [...]
What goes into the special effects that make a movie like Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Do movies really need actors? And what’s a “eureka” moment? In a UK exclusive interview, David Phelan talks to Joe Letteri about all things ape.
Hilary Swank attempted a bit of reputation management at the weekend, using Jay Leno’s sofa to issue a fulsome apology for her recent paid appearance at Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov’s 35th birthday party.
He was a Doberman. Instinctively suspicious of authority, unearned power and idle wealth. Bred to maul those antithetical to his distinct moral compass. He was also an irresistible character. Recognisable in silhouette, capable of a devastating turn of phrase and dedicated to a life of hedonistic delinquency. The lyricism of Hunter S. Thompson’s work and the allure of his persona, it seems, were destined for the big screen.
A Doctor Who movie is in the works, according to Harry Potter director David Yates. Fans of the BBC show will be hoping for a high-quality film, but TV-to-film adaptations can be a risky business.
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