There’s not much of either – just a whole lot of honey-dipped handsomeness – in Unbroken; once tipped by many for best picture glory, Angelina Jolie’s snoozerific Louis Zamperini biopic is effectively, with its scant handful of technical citations, the ghost at this year’s Oscar feast. Yet some stubborn pundits are clinging to the possibility of a win here, their reasoning effectively running along the lines of: “Well, Roger Deakins has to win sometime.” True enough, with 12 nominations and no wins to date, the Coen Brothers’ favourite cameraman is as pointedly overdue an Oscar as any below-the-line artist in the industry today. (One more nomination and he’ll tie George J Folsey for the all-time cinematography duck.) As much as everyone would like to see that situation rectified, however, a win for the burnished blandness of Unbroken is not the answer; proficient as ever, it’s among the least singular work of his … [Read more...] about Oscars 2015: who will win best cinematography?
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Katy noted: 'Of course you admire someone that usually has traits you want more of. I want to be more spiritual and more centered, and that's him. He wants to be more organized and good with thinking about big picture stuff. Those are traits that we really aspire to learn about each other' (pictured May 10) … [Read more...] about Katy Perry looks back at 2017 split from fiancé Orlando Bloom: ‘We’ve gotten through a lot of hell’
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Searle kept up a punishing schedule in the 50s: St Trinian's and Molesworth; drawings to accompany the theatre reviews in Punch - he would join the theatre critic, Eric Keown, in the stalls and sketch the drama unfolding on the stage; cartoons for the Sunday Express, Tribune and the News Chronicle; travel books with Alex Atkinson (the joke being that the latter had never visited the countries he was describing); advertise ments; animation for Walt Disney. He also designed the posters for the four highly successful St Trinian's films, but had no hand in what appeared on the screen and thinks them (Alastair Sim excepted) crass and witless. Where comedy is concerned, his preference is for the sophisticated and elliptical, and he thinks "humour today is medieval, almost Greek: stick your tongue out, cross your eyes, fart - the subtlety has totally gone". … [Read more...] about Scion of a noble line