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Producers are scrambling to make 'gran-coms' for older audiences

'Twilight' stars gather to reflect on franchise's bittersweet ending

The stars of "Twilight" gathered for the final time at the Comic-Con pop culture convention yesterday, laughing and joking with fans as they reflected on a "bittersweet" end to the film franchise that catapulted them to fame.

Challis in 1972

Christopher Challis: Cinematographer celebrated for his unforgettable images

Christopher Challis was one of the leading cinematographers of British cinema's heyday, whose films framed tales of dance and derring-do, romance and comic invention. His lens introduced audiences to the cherished celluloid vehicles Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Genevieve, and as the last of "The Archers", the creative team helmed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, his place in film history is as indelible as his images are unforgettable.

Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire re-released in time for London 2012 Olympics

It may have been more than 30 years ago, but the premiere of Olympics movie Chariots Of Fire feels like yesterday, actor Nigel Havers said today.

EL James revealed real-life secrets to her readers

Author of erotic bestseller will be hands-on as Hollywood plans movie

First, they pulled together an Oscar-nominated movie about the invention of the "poke". Now the creative team behind The Social Network is exploring the literary realm known as "Mummy Porn".

Facebook film creators go a shade further

First, they pulled together an Oscar-nominated film about the invention of the "poke". Now the creative team behind The Social Network is exploring the literary realm known as "Mummy Porn."

Finishing touch: Ivan Lendl advises Andy Murray

Murray shrugs off weight of history

The first British men's finalist for 74 years is preparing for his moment of destiny like any other day

DVD: 21 Jump Street

In this big-screen version of the 1980s TV show, rookie cops Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are picked for their youthful looks to return to high-school and infiltrate a drugs ring.

Bel Powley

Observations' One To Watch: Bel Powley, Actress, 20

Most actresses her age would be starting drama school – but not Bel Powley, whose West End appearance as Tamsin Greig's scantily clad and moody teenage daughter Tilly in Jumpy is the third play under her belt.

Mission to Paris, By Alan Furst

The romantic moralist of spy fiction returns with a shaded tale of the movies and Munich

Raymond in 1969

Movie about porn baron Paul Raymond The King of Soho forced to change name

A high-profile movie about porn baron Paul Raymond starring Steve Coogan will have to change its title after a legal tussle with the late tycoon's family.

Revenue growth slows at Cineworld

The movie giant Cineworld yesterday blamed a dramatic slowdown in revenue growth on the "challenging consumer environment".

Chalk Talk by Richard Garner: Two behaviour tsars – on their very best behaviour

What happens if you put two behaviour tsars in the same room? Presumably, even if they disagreed, it wouldn't be fisticuffs at dawn because they are supposed to be showing exemplary standards of behaviour to the nation's children.

The theme music from shows such as 'Grandstand' is celebrated on the new compilation

Do not adjust your setlist

I became bored of playing in bands that performed our own half-baked compositions to half-empty rooms, so I decided to join one that played popular television theme tunes instead. We called ourselves Dream Themes and gigs suddenly became far more rewarding experiences.

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After the wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, elephant populations are finally recovering
The London: After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

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Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

The invention involves turbojets and ramjets - a type of jet engine - and a rocket motor
Tate Sensorium: New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art

Tate Sensorium

New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art
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10 best sun creams for kids

Protect delicate and sensitive skin with products specially formulated for little ones
Ashes 2015: Nice guy Steven Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

Nice guy Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
Ashes 2015: Remember Ashton Agar? The No 11 that nearly toppled England

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
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Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks