As a former couple go to court in a bid to carve up their record collection, Tom Hodgkinson rejoices in the fact that our love affair with vinyl is far from over
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Saturday 15 January 2011
Unless we're talking about old-school, witchcraft-trial violence, can we please phase out the phrase "girl crush"? While we're at it, if we can axe "like, total girl crush" unless Total Girl Crush is the name of a fizzy soft drink, in which case I'll take two, thank you. A Twitter and Facebook favourite, "girl crush" has been the primary means of lady-on-lady compliment over the past few years. Now that 2011 has begun, I say this is the year women take a non-heeled stand against this oddly undercutting and twee acclamation.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Friday 14 January 2011
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Monday 10 January 2011
Ean Wood read maths at Hertford College, Oxford, but was already expressing an interest in cinema.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
Friday 07 January 2011
Monday 03 January 2011
Sunday 02 January 2011
Blake Edwards: Film director, screenwriter and producer best known for 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and the Pink Panther series
Saturday 18 December 2010
The director, writer and producer Blake Edwards made such durable films as Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn as the entrancing Holly Golightly, Victor/Victoria, the amusing musical farce about sexual identity starring hiswife, Julie Andrews, and perhaps his most famous triumphs, the Pink Panther films, starring Peter Sellers as the bumbling French detective Clouseau.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Forensic evidence is slim to non-existent. They have few credible witnesses or obvious lines of inquiry. And, as if to add insult to injury, detectives investigating the high-profile murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen last week managed, quite by accident, to prompt their only potential suspect to kill himself.
Mario Monicelli: Director and screenwriter whose comedies exposed immorality and injustice in his native Italy
Thursday 02 December 2010
Mario Monicelli, often called "the father of Italian screen comedy", was one of the Italian cinemas greatest craftsmen, a director whose prolific output (over 70 films) included several masterpieces, such as the superb caper comedy I Soliti Ignoti (1958), and the biting satire La Grande Guerra (1959), which won him Venice's Golden Lion award.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
An award-winning white South African novelist has sparked a race row by saying she does not like black people. Afrikaner writer Annelie Botes said in an interview that she feared black men because they were the "face of crime" in the country.
Dylan Jones: 'Turning Truman Capote's bittersweet novel into Hollywood fare was never going to be easy'
Saturday 27 November 2010
What then, exactly, is a kook? According to Sam Wasson's engaging book, Fifth Avenue, 5am (Aurum, £15.99), which recounts the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's, it is a very particular thing indeed.
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