IMDb > David Mitchell > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
David Mitchell (XXIX) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

5 items from 2014


Kate Bush Returns To The Stage For The First Time in 35 Years

26 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Kate Bush, most famous for her songs “Running Up That Hill” and “Don’t Give Up,” had her first live performance in 35 years on Tuesday to unanimously positive reviews.

#KateBush: Singer Returns After 35 Years

Bush put on a dramatic stage show at London’s Eventim Apollo venue—involving surrealist sets, monsters and paper airplanes. David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and the upcoming The Bone Clocks, who is known for his unreal concepts and imagery, helped Bush develop the visuals and themes apparently in the show.

Her 35-year absence has long been contributed to several factors. She wanted to tend to her then-young family, she was a known perfectionist who wanted everything just right, and early on in her (first and final) tour in 1979, her lighting director fell to his death.

In the United States, Bush was known for her single “Running Up That Hill” which received a resurgence in »

Permalink | Report a problem


Richard Ayoade: 'Making films is exhilarating – and terrifying'

23 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Richard Ayoade shot to fame as Moss in The It Crowd but it was Submarine, his debut behind the camera, that won him critical acclaim. As his new film, The Double, is released, he talks about pride, performing and giving up his pop dreams

The premise of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1846 novella The Double is simple but ingenious: a man lives an entirely unremarkable existence until one day his exact doppelganger shows up. This incongruous situation fast becomes insufferable for two reasons: first, the new guy is slick where he is stammering, popular where he's forgettable, Day-Glo to his beige; and, second, because no one else notices any likeness at all between the pair of them.

The Double, it's said, is meant as an allegory: the straight man is Dostoevsky in real life, shy and often awkward; the arriviste is the author 2.0, the person he sometimes wished he was, who is quick-witted and irresistible to women. »

- Tim Lewis

Permalink | Report a problem


Richard Ayoade: 'Making films is exhilarating – and terrifying'

23 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Richard Ayoade shot to fame as Moss in The It Crowd but it was Submarine, his debut behind the camera, that won him critical acclaim. As his new film, The Double, is released, he talks about pride, performing and giving up his pop dreams

The premise of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1846 novella The Double is simple but ingenious: a man lives an entirely unremarkable existence until one day his exact doppelganger shows up. This incongruous situation fast becomes insufferable for two reasons: first, the new guy is slick where he is stammering, popular where he's forgettable, Day-Glo to his beige; and, second, because no one else notices any likeness at all between the pair of them.

The Double, it's said, is meant as an allegory: the straight man is Dostoevsky in real life, shy and often awkward; the arriviste is the author 2.0, the person he sometimes wished he was, who is quick-witted and irresistible to women. »

- Tim Lewis

Permalink | Report a problem


Film Review: ‘The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action’

28 February 2014 7:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Most moviegoers don’t pay short films any attention, except perhaps when filling out their Oscar ballots, which surely explains why ShortsHD seizes the opportunity of its annual theatrical Academy-nominated shorts programs to tubthump so heavily for the format itself, interjecting soundbites from brevity-inclined storytellers like Matthew Modine and 2013 winner Shawn Christensen (“Curfew”) between the live-action contenders. But such self-promotion can’t disguise the fact that, with one exception — Xavier LeGrand’s “Just Before Losing Everything” — this global sampling indicates a middling crop this year, representing the promise of what these filmmakers might do in the future over excellence in the present.

After sitting through a handful of polite remarks from filmmakers who have either made shorts or simply agreed to be interviewed (“12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen shares thoughts on the artistic process), audiences start their journey with Danish nominee “Helium,” a terminal-illness fable directed by Anders Walter, »

- Peter Debruge

Permalink | Report a problem


Music in Film: The top 20 soundtracks of 2013

6 January 2014 5:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ivan Radford 7 Jan 2014 - 06:37

Last year may only be a memory, but its film themes linger in the mind. Here's Ivan's pick of 2013's best soundtracks...

Just a quick scan down the list below reveals an extraordinary breadth of genres and subject matters, from imposing, expensive science fiction films to quiet, intimate stories about men at sea on boats or outlaws breaking out of prison to be with their wives. Disparate though the films are, they're all linked by at least one common motif: their music is utterly brilliant.

So with 2014 already well underway, and an entire new wave of films with great music in them beckoning, join us as we look back to the movies of last year, their finest soundtracks, and the must-listen pieces of music you can dig out on each one.

1. Gravity (Steven Price)

Must-listen track: Don't Let Go

When does sound »

- ryanlambie

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

5 items from 2014


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners