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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

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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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