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2010s Cinema

Silence reigns again in Hollywood as The Artist sweeps the Oscars

Nostalgia reigned supreme in Hollywood, as the film industry saluted the golden era of its craft by handing a slew of Oscars to The Artist, the black-and-white, largely-silent, independent movie which has completed a trailblazing journey through this awards season.

Cultural Life: Kara Tointon, actress

Theatre: I try to go to the theatre as much as possible. I saw 'The Ladykillers' at London's Gielgud Theatre, which was hilarious. The run has been extended because it has been so popular. It was some of the best stage acting I have seen, with a very clever set.

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UK film industry critical of how PM defines success

Directors, actors and critics hit back at David Cameron's call for film funding to focus on "commercially successful" pictures, arguing it would "dilute the quality of the product and mean "we won't move forward culturally".

Museum gets hot under the collar as French lingerie chain's forbidden

Scantily clad women may be popular on the walls of art galleries but are apparently unwelcome among the visitors. The Musée d'Orsay is threatening legal action after a publicity stunt by the clothing chain Etam saw models in underwear running through the gallery's Impressionist collection.