Thursday 11 March 1999
IT'S GOOD to talk. Just don't do it when Laurence Not Larry Fishburne is treading the boards. The New York Post reported that the actor was in the middle of a performance of The Lion in Winter when someone's mobile phone started bleeping. He soldiered on for 20 seconds before bringing the play to a halt with a salty ad lib: "Will you turn off that fucking phone, please?!" Exit the guilty party while the audience treated Laurence Not Larry to a 30-second ovation.
THE TRULY "multimedia" is coming to a cinema near you. Probably not for a very long time, but let's not spoil the fun for researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in America. They claim they've invented a process which allows the audience to touch and feel objects seen on the screen. "You can feel motion, resistance, and surface texture," they insist. And how? Why, with the old haptic interface, (a type of magnetic levitation device) the cinema-goer's favourite friend...
EXPECT SPARKS to fly in Cannes this summer when the newly announced head of the film festival's jury takes up the reins. David Cronenberg has already demonstrated he's champing at the bit: "It's going to be intoxicating and thrilling," he said. "Once I'm there, the physician in me won't be able to resist conducting a few diagnostic tests and perhaps writing a prescription or two."
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