Fans of Alexandre Rockwell's black and white comedy In The Soup will be surprised to see it out on Tartan Video on 9 February . . . in colour, writes Ryan Gilbey. There's an explanation. Rockwell wanted to shoot in monochrome but, deterred by costs, went ahead in colour and issued black and white prints for release. When Tartan learnt of the existence of a colour print, it opted, with Rockwell's consent, for a colour rental release (which has the advantage of increased commercial viability). Tartan does confirm, however, that the film's sell-through release will be in black and white, possibly with the simultaneous issue of the colour version.
Writer and gay activist Larry Kramer on Jonathan Demme's Aids drama: 'Philadelphia is a heartbreakingly mediocre film. It's dishonest, it's often legally, medically and politically inaccurate, and it breaks my heart that I must say it's simply not good enough and I'd rather people not see it at all.'
The winners of our BFI Diary Quote Competition: M Hensher, Sheffield; M Mohan, Manchester; M Roberts, London; M Carey, Derby; G Fenwick, Northumberland; John Callagher, London; A Roberts, London; A Leigh, Merton Park; J Whibley, Kent; Dave Brownlow, London; N Hodges, Milton Keynes; J Porter, Glasgow; Ronald Sowerby, London; Steve Payne, Cornwall; K Greengrass, Warwickshire.
The answers were: Mae West: 'I always say, keep a diary and one day the diary will keep you.' Oscar Wilde: 'I never travel anywhere without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.'
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