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This definition of anti-Semitism has been too stretched for too long

The appeal of a whalebone corset and a bustle

If manners maketh men, then clothes go a long way towards making women

Leading article: Brief encounters

WHAT ARE we to make of a country from its choice of favourite films? The British have voted for their top 10 British movies. And it transpires that most of what they like is black-and-white, and made in the immediate post-war period - the top one (The Third Man) has two Americans as its stars, and the second (Brief Encounter) has a married woman doing the decent thing by her spouse.

It was 40 years ago today: Keith Waterhouse's 'Billy Liar' - a novel, a play and a film

On 5 September 1959, Billy Liar was published. Keith Waterhouse's second novel received immediate acclaim, quickly matched by stage and screen adaptations.

Secretarial: I Work For... Heaven can wait, for now

DOMINIC BRANT IS PA TO IVAN MASSOW, DIRECTOR OF MASSOW FINANCIAL SERVICES, ICA CHAIRMAN AND GAY RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER

John Walsh On Monday: Invasion of the Killer Carpet Slippers

ARE YOU fed up with Eyes Wide Shut yet? Can you stand any more of those slightly-out-of-focus stills of Tom and Nicole snogging in front of a mirror with that effortful, for-God's-sake-no-tongues-we're-married air of qualified passion? Can you read any more outpourings from ex-friends of the late Stanley Kubrick, about what a cold, heartless shit he was, what a chilly visionary with his mad eyes and exiguous beard, how heartlessly he used people with the endlessly deferred promise of cinematic glory ("I have the whore's consolations: whatever I am, he chose me; he chose me; he chose me. How many reasons is that to be happy?" - Frederic Raphael, the screenwriter).

Film: Look back in anguish

Nic Roeg's Don't Look Now has become one of the key works of modern British cinema. As the film is re-released on video, the director, now 71, reflects on the connections between his life and his work. By Charlotte O'Sullivan

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Clinton Trial: Day One: America still hails `likeable' Billy Liar

AS THE Clinton trial begins, the mood across the United States is not only calm but almost uninterested. However much constitutional historians and television commentators try to talk up the perils of the moment, the emotional charge generated by a true national crisis is not there.

Film: Meaty, Beatty, big and flouncy

Annette Bening's career has been overshadowed by her husband. It's time for a change.

The face of 1965 keeps a low profile

The Independent Archive 16 September 1987: Sheila Johnston talks to Julie Christie about her new film, `Miss Mary'

Books: A book that changed me

The Return Of The Native

Film: In-Flight Movies - Angels On Film

Here Comes Mr Jordan (1941, remade in 1978 as Heaven Can Wait)
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'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

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One man's day in high heels

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King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
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Can meditation be bad for you?

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