It’s the 40th anniversary of the ground-breaking sci-fi. HR Giger’s nightmarish demon aside, the 1979 film is about a group of interstellar wage slaves doing ordinary, unglamorous jobs, writes Nicholas Barber. By Nicholas Barber 23 May 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email Forty years ago, a little-known director and a little-known cast made a small-scale slasher movie set on a spaceship. It was a masterpiece. Ridley Scott’s Alien would go on to spawn three sequels, two prequels and two Alien v Predator mash-ups, not to mention a slew of comics and video games. But even after all this time, and all those spin-offs, the first … [Read more...] about What Ridley Scott’s Alien can tell us about office life
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Entertainment & Arts Will Gompertz Arts editor @WillGompertzBBC on Twitter 27 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48040275 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Serendipity is the unsung hero of creativity. Any … [Read more...] about Review: Kubrick’s luck, sweat and sheer talent ★★★★★
This month, the British Film Institute celebrates the late Stanley Kubrick with a retrospective of his work. One of Kubrick’s most celebrated films, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was ground-breaking in its depiction of space – and it’s extraordinary to think that all the special effects created for it were achieved entirely without CGI, over 50 years ago. What is even more prescient is the film’s treatment of artificial intelligence (AI), in the form of the sentient computer, HAL 9000 – an integral part of the on-board crew in 2001, capable of speech, speech recognition, lip reading, interpreting emotional behaviours, and automated reasoning. Half a century later, it’s a role and function that’s now becoming part of how we work – not least for professional accountants. From fantasy to reality We see tomorrow’s professional accountant as something of a cyborg – a human brain enhanced by apps, digital tools, and AI. So is the … [Read more...] about With the AI genie firmly out of the bottle, what impact could this have on accountants?
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, lost out in 1938 The Oscars were first held 90 years ago this May, and to date, no animated feature has won the Oscar for best picture. But as far back as the 1930s, the Academy was wrestling with how best to recognise “cartoons”. Having been nominated solely for a best music score award at the 10th Academy Awards in 1938, Disney’s groundbreaking gem made a return appearance at the next Oscar ceremony, where Shirley Temple presented Walt with an honorary award (one full-size statuette and seven miniatures) for “a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field”. A Matter of Life and Death, 1947 Powell and Pressburger’s glittering wartime fantasia ranks among the greatest films ever made, a shimmering jewel in the crown of British cinema that deftly straddles the divide between this world and the next. Yet like David Niven’s doomed pilot, it got lost in the … [Read more...] about Nine films that should have won best picture at the Oscars