This Oliver Twist will be both familiar and unfamiliar. “Audiences come with a set of expectations when you do a Dickens story, so you don’t want to go too far away from those expectations,” says Leach. “In one sense, what you want to do is deliver a really vivid, Dickensian, Victorian world that’s got all those brilliantly bold characters that you know, and this adaptation absolutely hits all the plot points you would expect of an Oliver Twist. But on the flip side, we’ve really pushed the visual and aural storytelling across the piece.” … [Read more...] about Oliver Twist for all the senses: Leeds makes Dickens fully accessible
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A whimsical viewer wrote: 'Steve's going to leave the force and set up a biscuit company? My theory is the biscuit company is Arnott's and the biscuit bar is breaking so Steve will have broken up with his girlfriend and be investigating her or someone in his department.' … [Read more...] about ‘Is Dot H?’: Line Of Duty fans go WILD as they notice EastEnders legend Dot Cotton quit soap as police drama begins filming for series six… after namesake bent copper’s demise
Alfred Döblin's famed Weimar Berlin novel centered around small time criminal and laborer Franz Biberkopf has been reimagined for the screen (it was famously adapted into a TV miniseries by Rainer Fassbinder in 1980), but this time the protagonist is a refugee from West Africa. … [Read more...] about German Expressionist cinema revival at the Berlinale
A few members of these clubs will admit that membership has been a useful gateway to influential people. A member of Brooks’s said the claim that no work or networking were done there was “nonsense”. But there is a concerted attempt by Garrick members to downplay the significance of what’s spoken about in the clubs. They generally prefer to portray the atmosphere as closer to Bertie Wooster’s Drones Club, where members while away their time throwing bread rolls at each other. “This is not a place where people are secretly controlling the destiny of the country. Maybe some members were operating the levers of power 10 years ago,” one member, who is in his 40s, told me (adding that “in Garrick terms, I’m a teenager”). He said the club was rather “like an old people’s home with wine”. … [Read more...] about Time, gentlemen: when will the last all-male clubs admit women?
The quote was picked up by US media outlets, drawing outrage from Sanders' supporters; the hashtag #ILikeBernie trended on Twitter. Clinton somewhat clumsily tried to weaken her statement by saying, "It was like 15 seconds in a four-hour documentary." … [Read more...] about New ‘Hillary’ documentary aims to unpack the myth