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Watch the entire history of the planet in under two minutes

Curious about the history of our planet, but quite busy today? Internet artists melodysheep have the solution. They've edited together various pieces of footage and some lovely music to create a visualisation of the entire history of our planet in under two minutes.

A Clockwork Orange at 40

Kubrick's dystopian 1972 vision sparked both moral outrage and admiration. Jonathan Romney, and those involved, look back on a monument of modern cinema

There is nothing like a Dane

Borgen, a new thriller from the makers of The Killing, centres on a trailblazing female politician. Move over, Sarah Lund, says Gerard Gilbert

Tony Curtis: Actor who started out as a teen heartthrob and became a

An actor with dark, curly hair and handsome looks, Tony Curtis began his film career playing small roles as gangsters or juvenile delinquents before his popularity with teenagers won him stardom at Universal in swashbuckling fantasies such as The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) and The Black Shield of Falworth (1954). Elvis Presley is said to have modelled his hairstyle on Curtis, whose marriage to the equally attractive Janet Leigh made the pair a popular subject of fan magazines throughout the Fifties.

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The Big Six: US National Park retreats

No surprises that this century-old inn overlooks one of Yellowstone National Park's most popular sites, the Old Faithful geyser. The hotel's architect wanted its asymmetry to reflect the chaos of nature around it. The seven-storey log hotel is now a National Historic Landmark and features a soaring lobby with a huge stone fireplace; in keeping with the rustic ambience there are no TVs, air conditioning or internet – the focus here is the great outdoors.

Jim Thompson: Pulp friction

They're criticised for being violent and misogynistic, but Jim Thompson's Fifties novels make for compelling cinema, as a new version of The Killer Inside Me proves