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The "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius is set to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after he was yesterday refused permission to compete in this summer's Olympics.

Prince Charles jets in to US to collect environment award

The Prince of Wales was still deciding yesterday how to offset the carbon dioxide generated by a two-day visit to the United States - to pick up an award as a leading environmentalist.

Best and Co promise a Caribbean shoot-out

First Test: Jamaica shows series hinges on pace - who can bowl it and play it best

Theatre: Snap, crackle and pop

Frantic Assembly has cracked theatre's longed-for youth market with a club-style, body-crashing fusion of dance and drama. What's in the mix?

Arts: Retouching Orson's evil

The `Director's Cut' is a recent phenomenon, so why is a restored version of Welles's last masterpiece, Touch of Evil, being released 40 years after it was made? The answer lies with film-editor Walter Murch.

Cinema: It isn't big and it isn't clever. And it isn't bad either

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Letter: Gays and the law

Sir: Cameron Docherty (Film, 18 June) argues that Anne Heche should have stayed in the closet because we cannot believe her character is genuinely attracted to the character played by Harrison Ford (a man - damn!). Does this mean, for instance, that Woody Allen should never be involved with a woman his own age on screen because we all know Soon Yi is much younger? Should he worry about playing opposite non-Koreans?

Son carries on fight for The Fugitive

The film shows how a doctor wrongly jailed for the murder of his wife is heroically vindicated. Real life was not so neat, writes John Carlin

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Lost Highway (18) Polygram, rental, 16 Mar This bewitching picture stylistically straddles pornography, horror and classic film noir, though its story remains utterly intangible. Fred and Renee Madison (Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette) find a black-and-white videotape containing footage of the outside of their house. A second tape arrives that watches the couple as they sleep and a close-up third observes Renee's brutal murder. Cut to Death Row where a dazed Fred languishes, terrorised by apocalyptic hallucinations. In the morning, the wardens check on him to find that he has been replaced by Peter, and so begins a seemingly different story. With all its Lynchian imprints - the crackling lightbulbs, pregnant silences, scorching colours and bruised sexuality - Lost Highway keeps you guessing for hours after the credits have rolled. HHHH

Son of real-life `Fugitive' in battle to prove his father's innocence

A DOCTOR whose bizarre life story formed the basis of the long- running television serial The Fugitive has still not been completely cleared of a murder he did not commit despite new DNA evidence

Tricks of the trade: How to interview the stars on TV - Julia Bradbury

THERE ISN'T a bible of interviewing skills, but if anyone were to write that bible, it would definitely be Michael Parkinson.

Cinema: Air Force One, Harrison Ford nil

Readers of Empire magazine last week voted Harrison Ford the greatest movie star of all time. I've a confession to make: he bores the kneecaps off me. He should retire quietly while we can all still remember his last good film (Witness, from 1985).

American anxiety takes wing with Air Force One

The latest Hollywood blockbuster touches a raw nerve with its portrayal of a terrorist assault on the President's plane
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