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John Barry – Film’s greatest composer passes away.

January 31, 2011

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John Barry, one of cinema’s greatest composers, has passed away today, aged 77. His passing is truly tragic and the film industry has lost one of its genuine legends. Any Bond fan knows John Barry and his more than considerable contribution to helping create that cinematic legend. His scores for eleven of the James Bond […]

“One of those red, Italian things.” – The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder.

January 18, 2011

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I promised myself that, after having written about the Dino and Steve McQueen’s 250 GT Lusso, I would avoid writing about a Ferrari when it came to the next car article. So, I had a little think about what the next car might be. It would have to reflect my tastes. It would have to […]

Clooney plays it cool in The American.

January 13, 2011

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Anton Corbijn’s latest offering is a considered thriller that is beautifully photographed with a deliberate, finely judged sense of pace. The film centers on Clooney’s Jack, a weary assassin and weapons specialist who, after an attempt on his life, is forced by his handler to lay low in a remote Italian village. Here Jack meets […]

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp get accidental in The Tourist.

January 13, 2011

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It is fair to say that I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Tourist. Why shouldn’t I? After all, there is so much promise in this film. It’s adapted from the stylish French thriller  Anthony Zimmer and directed by the man who gave us the taught The Lives of Others, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. […]