Archive for the ‘Film’ category

James Horner (1953–2015)

Sunday, 28 June 2015

In March, I was fortunate enough to see the première of Collage, which was to be James Horner’s last concert work, at the Royal Festival Hall. At the end of the performance, the composer came on stage to take his bow, the same smiling, bearded gentleman as in the pictures accompanying his many obituaries this […]

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Star Wars without the fanfare

Monday, 4 May 2015

As today is Star Wars Day, and marked with a public holiday in the UK, I’ll start with some reminiscing. When I was a child, the only place you could see a Star Wars film was on TV. The excitement and anticipation while waiting for it to begin were immense. Then finally, the screen faded […]

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The Da Vinci Code, fiction and free speech

Saturday, 13 May 2006

The release of the film version of The Da Vinci code has seen widespread condemnation by religious groups, in particular the Roman Catholic Church. The Church has set up The Da Vinci Code Response Group, which has condemned The Da Vinci Code as “fiction trading as fact”. There is also the news that one Christian […]

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