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Stardust, 2007, (dir. Matthew Vaughn)

“what do stars do? shine…”

Bir Neil Gaiman şaheseri olan, aynı adlı kitaptan uyarlanan yaratıcı ve masalsı aşk hikayesi. 2007 yapımı Yıldız Tozu filminin yönetmen koltuğunda… 1,074 more words


For the love of Lear

I have long had an obsession with King Lear. I studied it as an A Level student and fell in love with the poetry of the language and the wealth of fascinating characters, even the more 1 dimensional ones (I admire any actor who can make the virtuous, highly symbolic Cordelia interesting). 897 more words


Director Bill Condon Talks About His 'Beauty and the Beast' Production Team

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” earned $1.26 billion at the box office, turning it into the year’s most successful movie. Why remake a classic? Director Bill Condon says a big reason was the brilliant score that merited “a new, grown-up approach.” The animated version’s 1991 score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman was augmented by three new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. 773 more words


A Post-Mortem of the Hobbit Trilogy...

As I have yet to finish the second season of Stranger Things, I thought I would take a look at a film franchise that may soon be getting a TV reboot, … 1,301 more words


King Lear - Minerva Theatre

To coin a phrase, Oh the difference between Lear and Lear!

Ian McKellen is no stranger to King Lear. Even before he took on the title role in Trevor Nunn’s 2006 production for the RSC he had already played Edgar and Kent in other productions. 462 more words


Sinéad Cusack's Kent

King Lear, Minerva Theatre Chichester, 7 & 8 October 2017

Not content with merely providing a bespoke showcase for Ian McKellen’s monumental talent, this production also created new meanings within a familiar story by casting Sinéad Cusack as a female Kent and enhancing that character’s role within the play. 2,358 more words