The influential Rainer Werner Fassbinder Back to Germany: Fatih Akin And in Fassbinder's home country directors were also influenced by his work. For example, Fatih Akin cast Hannah Schygulla in the lead role of his film "The Edge of Heaven" (2007); the actress had starred in several Fassbinder films. At the film's premiere, she said that Akin "reminded me of the young Fassbinder" and that she had been impressed by "this wildness, this naivete." … [Read more...] about What defined filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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That speech was 53 years ago and America still isn’t listening. The uncomfortable truth is that, sometimes, violence is the only answer left. We like to pretend otherwise, which is why civil rights movements are often conveniently sanitized. The women’s suffrage movement, for example, is often celebrated as “non-violent”. It wasn’t: if went through a very militant phase. “If men use explosives and bombs for their own purpose they call it war,” the British suffragette Christabel Pankhurst wrote in 1913, “and the throwing of a bomb that destroys other people is then described as a glorious and heroic deed. Why should a woman not make use of the same weapons as men?” … [Read more...] about If violence isn’t the way to end racism in America, then what is?
But it is the second of these that has caused a considerable stir. Kazan was the Greek-American director of groundbreaking, award-winning classics such as On the Waterfront and A Streetcar named Desire, and a pioneer of socially engaged, “method acting” drama in Hollywood. Born in what was then known as Constantinople and briefly a member of the Communist party in the mid-1930s, Kazan established himself in the left-leaning Group Theatre, directing the premiere production of Arthur Miller’s celebrated Death of a Salesman in 1949. Kazan testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (Huac) in 1952, at the height of the Hollywood blacklist, and named a number of industry figures – including playwright Clifford Odets and actor Morris Carnovsky – as communists, and effectively helping to end their careers. … [Read more...] about What might Weinstein’s books mean for his defence?
Yet Sir Anthony Seldon warns the current situation may not be sustainable: "The evidence of history points very clearly and without any equivocation to the fact that when an aide to the PM becomes a big story themselves, almost as dominant as the PM, they cannot stay. … [Read more...] about Dominic Cummings: What is next for Boris Johnson’s right hand man?
Mark Bishop, Director of Customer and Cause at the Trust, said: "It was absolutely heartbreaking to have to cancel our Easter egg hunts this year and not be able to welcome the tens of thousands of people who we usually see. … [Read more...] about The National Trust asks for ideas on what to do with 38,000 Cadbury’s Easter eggs