A decade after collaborating on Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2003), Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and British producer David Heyman have combined forces again on Gravity, a 3D survival thriller set in deepest, darkest space. The new film (which opens the Venice Film Festival) is a visual triumph even if its storytelling is less than sure-footed.
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Arts and Entertainment
Sunday 05 June 1994
FOR THE first time in years, Britain's two major surviving film studios - Pinewood and Shepperton - are busy making a succession of feature films for Hollywood companies with some of the world's most successful stars.
Wednesday 19 January 1994
LORD Hollick was the centre of attention yesterday, though such a state of affairs is rarely to his liking. His lordship (title courtesy of Neil Kinnock) has a reputation for avoiding the spotlight.
Monday 20 December 1993
Samuel Wanamaker, actor, director and producer: born Chicago 14 June 1919; CBE 1993; married 1940 Charlotte Holland (three daughters); died London 18 December 1993.
Long after the stardom, another twist: Mark Lester was the child star of Oliver] who asked for more but never got it. Now he's starting a new career as an osteopath. He talks to Martin Whittaker
Monday 30 August 1993
MARK LESTER was the Macaulay Culkin of his day. He shot to international fame at the age of 10 in the title role of the 1968 film Oliver], made a fortune, travelled the world, and was mobbed by teenage fans.
Fashion: Art imitates life under the catwalk: Keith Hepple enters the fantasy fashion world of a TV commercial, where the audience is heavenly and the photographers smile
Thursday 15 July 1993
THE BRIEF was to 'dress like a fashion editor - smart, glossy and glitzy - and don't forget your notebook]' The fact that some fashion editors are neither glossy nor glitzy did not deter the wardrobe stylist, who was lining up extras to give them a 'yes' or 'no' vote on the glamour of their outfits.
It may be Corsa, but is it any better?: Vauxhall has spent millions dressing up its new car. Jonathan Glancey unstitches the campaign
Saturday 17 April 1993
GENERAL MOTORS missed a trick or two when it failed to name its latest 'super model' the Vauxhall Evangelista. This sounds a lot better than Corsa - rather an unfortunate name for a car trying to be that bit more refined than its rivals. It is also the name of a real-life supermodel, Linda Evangelista, one of the Amazons who has dominated the catwalks of the fashion world for the best part of a decade. She stars, along with fellow 'supermodels' Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss, in an operatic television advertising campaign for the car.
Tuesday 30 March 1993
THE CULT of the super model reaches a new peak this week with the launch of a television commercial starring five supermodels and the new Vauxhall Corsa.
Monday 22 March 1993
James Ernest Frederick Wright, film-maker: born 18 August 1922; married 1967 Janet Jessey (two sons); died 12 February 1993.
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