Posts tagged ‘Films’

November 29, 2010

Is the written word disappearing?

Due to the rise of the internet and the increase in television outputs, there are some who have warned us that the written word is disappearing before us in a rush of blogs and internet updates. This could be true as newspaper readership has started declining and many schools have been criticised for their poor levels of reading in students. Could it be true that the written word is becoming obsolete?

According to Clint Reilly, the San Francisco Chronical  has lost $350 million since 2000 and 35% of staff have been laid off. This decline in the press could be because many now go to the internet for their updated news and even journalist have been known to use twitter for leads on news stories. From an outside perspective, it could be true that the written word is in decline. I can’t remember the last time I managed to read a book properly or read a book that wasn’t advertised on the television or had been made into a film already. The written word is powerful. It describes stories and lives in far greater detail and has been the basis for many successful films, such as ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary‘ and ‘Atonement‘.

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November 29, 2010

The End of the Hollywood Icons

With the death of the legendary Tony Curtis in September, 2010 many may start thinking that all the Hollywood icons of the 50s and 60s are gone. In a way, it’s true.

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November 24, 2010

Top 10 Christmas Films (not necessarily to do with Christmas)


Ahhhhhh yes, the Christmas tiding are upon us in a few weeks. A time for women for the women to run around with their lists of presents, decorations and mint baileys sticking out of their handbags and a time for men to leave everything until Christmas Eve. It’s almost here. The DFS adverts are already on (even though they play that same advert all year around) and Poundland is already filled with gifts and tacky signs. If you so happen to get a time to relax with family and friends then pop in a film to get you in the Yule tide mood. These films are always appropriate around Christmas but not all of them are associated with Christmas.

1. Miracle on 34th Street (Directed by Les Mayfield: 1994)

This is an obvious one but it’s a classic. Richard Attenborough is just wonderful as Mr Cringle and there’s just something about Santa being incarcerated that just feels like Christmas.

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