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Cursed genius: Terry Gilliam

Bad luck seems to hover over the visionary film director, but even the death of his leading actor has failed to stop his latest work

Coming to a cinema near you: even bigger audiences

For the hippies at Woodstock, it was the summer of sex and psychedelia but back across the Atlantic, the buttoned-up Brits who eschewed the hedonism of 1969 preferred to call it the summer of cinema.

Two deaths, one broken vertebra – but still Gilliam makes it to

A dead A-lister, a dwarf, a trio of male cuties and a former Python with a wacky cackle drew the world's paparazzi to the Cannes Croisette last night for the first showing of Heath Ledger's final performance – but Terry Gilliam's fantasy tale The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus still lacks a distributor.

Cultural Life: Terry O'Neill, Photographer

Obviously, I go to photography exhibitions. London Through a Lens at Getty Images Gallery is a collection from Getty Images' Hulton archive. I've got a picture there of David Bowie with a dog. I was shooting the Diamond Dogs album cover. There are loads of photographers in the exhibition. I saw Lichfield at Chris Beetles Art Gallery in summer. It was very entertaining. Patrick is a good friend, so I can't say anything untoward. It was a good comprehensive selection of his work.

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My Week In Media: Tracey Cox

Last week I read...

I looked through the Daily Mail most days this week because I get it free at my gym. I've been following its coverage of knife and gun crime with interest. It really concerns me, but actually I was talking to a senior police officer this week who was adamant that the situation wasn't getting any worse – it is just getting more media coverage.

The child star and the painkillers found at Heath Ledger's bedside

The mystery surrounding Heath Ledger's death deepened yesterday, when it emerged that the actress Mary-Kate Olsen is refusing to co-operate with investigators trying to establish how the Dark Knight star got hold of the powerful painkillers that caused his accidental fatal overdose.

The Big Question: How do censors determine the award of certificates

The new Batman movie, besides being wildly popular, may be the most violent and disturbing film to have been passed as a 12A – and that rating has led some people to question the validity of the movie certification system. Concern has been expressed in the Press, and on Newsnight Review on BBC2 last week, critic Paul Morley said that he was "absolutely staggered" that children would be able to attend the film. The controversy is heightened by the fact that under the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)'s 12A rating, a child of any age accompanied by an adult will be able to see the movie.

The Dark Knight (12A)

Long gone are the camp portrayals of Batman and his various enemies – Heath Ledger's terrifying Joker is way too dark for the kids