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This week's big new release is The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann's take on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. He may be putting a new spin on the story, but Luhrmann is by no means the first director to take on a legendary author and bring his work to life on the big screen. See if you can match each picture to the book-to-film adaptation I snatched it from! Question 1 of 5 ? Name that John Steinbeck adaptation: Of Mice and Men East of Eden Cannery Row The Grapes of Wrath »
- Maggie Pehanick
The House of Seven Corpses: Hollywood legends John Ireland (Red River, Satan’s Cheerleaders), John Carradine (The Grapes of Wrath, Vampire Hookers) and Howard Hughes paramour Faith Domergue (Cult of the Cobra, This Island Earth) star in this much-loved 70s shocker about a film crew shooting an occult drama in a sinister manor (actually the former Utah Governor’s Mansion with its own grisly history of family bloodshed). Newly transferred in HD from original vault materials and featuring an exclusive archive interview with the legendary horror icon John Carradine as well as a revealing new audio commentary.
- Jonathan James
Around these parts if we had to pick what amounted to a hell of a decade for horror movies, it'd be easy to say that the Seventies were up there. Boundaries were pushed as well as the limits of what some would call good taste. Now two of that decade's weirdest films are back from the grave!
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House On Straw Hill: Banned in Britain as a Video Nasty for thirty years! A shockingly violent and erotic tale of seduction, brutality and revenge. Cult movie icon Udo Kier (Mark Of The Devil, Flesh For Frankenstein) stars as a successful novelist suffering from writer’s block, who rents a country cottage with his wife (British »
- Uncle Creepy
The concept album is an interesting thing. Rather than just being a bunch of songs slapped together, a concept album is an entire story or idea, with each song presenting it in a different way. In fact, there’s often some confusion regarding what exactly it is, so before we begin, let’s clarify what criteria we’re using in this list.
There are ‘rock operas’ which tell an overall story focused on one or a few main characters.
There are ‘concept albums’ which are about an idea or a theme, with no specific characters or story involved.
In this article, we will be counting both of these. So without further ado, here are the ten best concept albums (or rock operas) ever made….
10. Dust Bowl Ballads – Woody Guthrie
No better place to start than the beginning, right? Woody Guthrie’s brilliant masterpiece is the first concept album ever made, »
- J.D. Westfall
From the abolition of slavery to the 'war on terror', this year's Academy Awards are dominated by heavyweight political films
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Early in 1927, Louis B Mayer, the head of MGM studios and soon to be the highest-paid executive in the world, met a handful of fellow conservative thinkers to create an elite Hollywood organisation with the grandiose title of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The aim was to deter the development of unions, or at least to control and arbitrate their operations. The academy, and the awards set up the following year as an expression of the good taste of its members (of whom there are now 6,000), began in politics and continue to be influenced by it.
Twenty years later, MGM went for three years without winning an Oscar and Mayer was fired by the company's ultimate boss in »
- Philip French
We're very nearly at the end. This is the penultimate entry: Part 29 out of 30 in our list of the 300 Greatest Films Ever Made. These are numbers 20-11.
20) All About Eve (1950) John Mankiewicz USA
18) Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen USA
17) One Flew Over The Cukoo’S Nest (1975) Milos Foreman USA
14) Rashamon (1950) Akira Kurasawa Japan
Numbers 10-1 coming next.
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6 items from 2013
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