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A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – Ralph McQuarrie, Star Wars’ Conceptual Artist Passes Away.

March 4, 2012

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It is fairly safe to say that there have been few films that have made such a cultural impact upon their release as Star Wars.There are literally millions of people of a certain age for whom Star Wars wasn’t just a film; it was their fairytale, their playtime fantasy and the steady stream of water […]

The Readjustment Bureau – Philip K. Dick’s contribution to cinema.

October 30, 2011

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A few days ago, the estate of Philip K. Dick started legal proceedings against Media Rights Capital over a dispute in payments resulting from the Matt Damon movie The Adjustment Bureau. According to the Trust, despite the numerous agreements made and the Trust’s every assistance in getting the film made, MRC are now denying they are […]

The story of The Philadelphia Story.

July 13, 2011

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When they discover my passion for film, people often ask me which is my favourite. This is, of course, an impossible question to answer, however, seeing as I am so regularly asked, I decided it would be a good idea to think of one. So now I always answer that it is The Philadelphia Story, […]

Casino Royale – How Daniel Craig’s Bond triumphed over expectations.

June 2, 2011

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When Pierce Brosnan took over the role of James Bond in 1995, some said it was a role he was destined to play. Tall, dark and handsome, he’d even been married to a former Bond girl, Cassandra Harris, who sadly passed away in 1991. After Cubby Broccoli met Brosnan on the set of For Your […]

The James Bond Lifestyle – James Bond’s apartment.

March 8, 2011

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When it comes to the production design on the James Bond films, we’ve been truly spoilt. No other film series can truly claim the lavish and inventive sets associated with the Bond films. We’ve seen hollowed-out volcanoes transformed into rocket bases. We’ve seen supertankers transform into a submarine pen. We’ve seen the towers of gold bars […]

Oscar round-up

March 7, 2011

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Last week gave us the 83rd annual Academy Awards and, as promised, I’m here to take a look at the winners and review my predictions. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the Academy Awards this year in a break from the tradition of a single, comedic host.  This was obviously an attempt to connect with the […]

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 […]