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Christina Patterson: The Artist is a reminder of some of the things

On Saturday night, in a cinema in Dalston, the audience clapped. They may or may not have clapped after the event that took place next, which was a "happening", involving live, human beings, and which sounded to me as weird as the outfits of the trilby-headed hipsters I had to squeeze past. But what they clapped when I was there wasn't human, and it wasn't alive. What they clapped was a film that had just finished called The Artist.

Germany has yet to rid itself of its guilt over the Nazis, says

Bernhard Schlink, the best-selling author of The Reader, a post-Nazi era novel adapted into a film starring Kate Winslet, yesterday spoke about the extent of "collective guilt" which survives to this day among generations of Germans because of the atrocities of the Third Reich.

Millvina Dean: The last survivor of the sinking of the Titanic

Millvina Dean had the double distinction of being both the youngest passenger on the Titanic and the last of the survivors of its sinking in the Atlantic in 1912. Her life almost ended at the age of nine weeks when the liner sank after its collision with an iceberg. But instead of a tragically short life she had a particularly long one, reaching the age of 97.

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Is this the greatest Oscar-winning film you've never seen?

We think we might have created the perfect Oscar-winning film: a three-hanky historical epic with Winslet, Day-Lewis and Spielberg all on board. But ‘The Tango Instructor’ is missing one vital element: your creative input, dear reader…

The Diary: Kate Winslet; Mark Wallinger; Sir Ian McKellen; Charlotte

Few can deny that Kate Winslet was wise to write a winner's speech in the lead-up to the Baftas to prevent a repeat of her gushing performance on the Golden Globes podium last month. But I wonder which film she had in mind when she wrote it? She won, of course, for her role in 'The Reader' but was also nominated for her husband Sam Mendes's film Revolutionary Road (again in the best actress category), for which she apparently received a very modest number of votes from the academy. Let's hope she wrote the winning speech for the right film. Meanwhile, the phenomenally talented Dev Patel, found himself, perhaps a little absurdly for an 18-year old in his first film, nominated alongside the heavyweight Hollywood greats Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Frank Langella and Mickey Rourke for the best actor gong. Unsurprisingly he failed to win but he didn't look too perturbed. At the lavish Royal Opera House ceremony, he positively glowed all night.