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Interview James Peaty 30 May 2013 - 06:44
In a career spanning more than three decades, Irish writer and director Neil Jordan has created some unforgettable movies. Some, such as his adaptation of Angela Carter's The Company Of Wolves, or Mona Lisa, or The Crying Game, are cult classics.
His glossy 1994 vampire movie Interview With The Vampire was his biggest box-office hit to date, with its starry cast - including Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt - and the popularity of Anne Rice's source novels behind it.
Just under 20 years after Interview With The Vampire, Jordan's returned to »
One of the great pleasures in life is finding a book that is so well-written that you can actually feel it on your skin, a book that stays with you long after you have finished reading it. It is a very rare experience and therefore one that must be savored. While looking through my shelves last week, I happened across a very thin volume titled The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, something I had randomly picked up when Borders was closing and had never gotten around to reading. I had no idea what to expect, and I was more than pleasantly surprised.
The Bloody Chamber is a book of short stories, all of which are based on a well-known fairy tale. What makes these stories stand out from the normal retelling of fairy tales is Carter's extraordinary grasp of language. Her words flow together effortlessly and create incredibly beautiful pictures »
- Lauren Jankowski
2 items from 2013
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