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Obituary: John Vernon

Sonorous-voiced screen villain

Stars protest over Oscars clampdown

Big studios' plan to tackle video piracy will squeeze non-mainstream films out of awards, say actors

Adam Ant admits affray

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HOW HARRY'S CLUB JOINED THE FRENZY

JUST A month ago on this very page we covered the launch of an investment club set up by 20 ordinary people in Leigh on Sea, Essex. The 20 members of the Dirty Harry Investment Club put in pounds 500 each, creating a pot of pounds 10,000. At their second meeting this week, their portfolio had risen in value by over 50 per cent - to pounds 15,242.31p.

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TODAY'S

The Guillotine: Twentieth-Century Classics That Won't Last No 26: Cecil B DeMille

I'm ready for my close-up now, Mr DeMille!" So spoke Norma Desmond, the demented diva played by Gloria Swanson, in what was to be the actress's own glorious swan song, Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard.

Film: Double Bill

Anthony Neilson, director of `the debt collector', released 25 June, on his ideal cinematic pairing

THE Information on: True Crime

What Is It?

Letter: Giving away the plot

Letter:

Cinema: Stanislavski would love Clint Eastwood

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Film Studies: The author, the superstar, and a book on hold

There's a new Clint Eastwood picture this week, True Crime. But the occasion allows me to get into another, curious matter - which is that Patrick McGilligan's Clint: The Life and Legend has just been published in Britain, while it shows no sign of coming out in the US, where McGilligan, and Clint, live.
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