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Sunday 21 September 2008
Love Letters and Live Wires states in an opening caption that the Post Office produced "creative, exciting public information films" in the 1930s. And, unbelievably, it's not exaggerating. Night Mail, with Auden's poem and Britten's music, is the most famous example, but the other seven short films collected here are diverse, delightful and amazingly avant-garde, encompassing documentaries, a Dali-esque animation, a psychedelic op-art calypso, and a bossy fairy's Python- esque lecture on telephone etiquette.
Monday 01 September 2008
Friday 11 July 2008
Japanese animators must get frustrated by the way their work is overshadowed by, and compared to, that of Hayao Miyazaki (of Spirited Away fame).
Sunday 06 July 2008
You get the feeling watching Kung Fu Panda that they came up with the title and the range of toys first, and didn't start thinking about the story until much, much later.
Friday 11 April 2008
Sexual provocateur Catherine Breillat changes genre here with a period tale of amour fou that recalls the scandalous intrigue and heaving bosoms of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Thursday 23 November 2006
Sunday 16 April 2006
Tuesday 04 April 2006
Monday 31 October 2005
Saturday 22 October 2005
Tuesday 23 August 2005
Tuesday 10 May 2005
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Argentinian scored 'rabona' wonder goal for Tottenham in Europa League – see it here
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella