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brash young Australian businessman, en route to the United States in order to save his business from a takeover. A third has Orson Welles playing Max Buda, a temperamental film director, and his excitable and scatty Italian star actress, Gloria Gritti (Elsa Martinelli). Buda has to leave the country for tax reasons and the delay threatens a huge tax bill for him. There is a also a fourth, less important, story focused on Margaret Rutherford as the eccentric and slightly dotty Duchess of Brighton who is off to work in an American holiday resort in order to make some

in Anthony Asquith
Robin Nelson

upgrade to widescreen, HDTV and the larger screens of “home cinema”, the more affluent buying large, flat, wall-mounted plasma screens. Thus, even though the experience of a TV drama on digital television will perhaps never be the exact equivalent of a visit to the cinema, it is becoming a much closer approximation, close enough for TV drama producers increasingly to think cinematically and for established film directors increasingly to be prepared to work in television (if only perhaps as a guest director). Quentin Tarantino, for example, directed a double episode of

in State of play
‘Reading between the lines of history’
Alexandra Parsons

, that the images of Jarman posing as the silent cardinal are reproduced in Derek Jarman's Caravaggio in rich colour plates signals that Jarman wanted the self-representation to be remembered. Jarman playfully demonstrates his own identification with Caravaggio through this indirect means: he uses the painter's own methods, mimicking the way Caravaggio used other figures to symbolise certain aspects of himself, rather than being more direct. By posing as a cardinal in the film, Jarman may have been gesturing towards his role as film director. We

in Luminous presence
Franco-Maghrebi identity in Hassan Legzouli’s film Ten’ja
Ramona Mielusel

choose to keep the expression “Franco-Maghrebi’ in order to distinguish Legzouli from a “Franco-French” filmmaker.  2 Born in 1963 in Aderj, Morocco, Legzouli has lived in Lille since the 1980s, when he came to study mathematics but went for cinema instead. He continued his film studies in Brussels, where he received his film director’s degree from INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle) in 1994. He returned to France to pursue a career as a film director.  3 Ailleurs et ici (1990), Coup de gigot (1991), Le Marchand de souvenirs (1992), Là-bas si j

in Reimagining North African Immigration
The making of a director
Lisa Downing

Splendid group, which counted among its members such names as Michel Blanc, Thierry Lhermitte, Josiane Balasko and Miou-Miou, also collaborated closely with film director Bertrand Blier, who worked to promote and encourage the troupe of young actors. All of them went on to enjoy successful careers in acting, direction and production. Moreover, Blier is credited with having renovated French cinema by bringing to the big screen

in Patrice Leconte
Sue Harris

other family friends included the film director Henri-Georges Clouzot, the playwright Marcel Achard, and the actor François Périer, the man acknowledged by the mature Blier as ‘mon deuxième père’ (‘my second father’ (France Culture 1995 )). Given Blier’s privileged contact with individuals from the French theatre and cinema worlds, his professional movement towards the milieu was perhaps unsurprising, and his background clearly

in Bertrand Blier
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Girls in the news
Peter William Evans

Powell and David Lean, are indebted to both tendencies. The 1930s saw great upheavals in the social, economic and political life of the country (e.g. the effects of the Wall Street Crash, high unemployment, the rise of Nazism), and Reed’s films do not fail to reflect the vicissitudes of the times. The first decade of Carol Reed’s career as a film director reveals in embryo the characteristics of the later masterpieces

in Carol Reed
Alberto Fernández Carbajal

resisting the Western notion of homosexuality . In the Directory of World Cinema: Italy , Daniel Hipkins describes Özpetek as ‘a rare example of a high-profile foreign film director working in Italy’ ( 2014 , p. 94). Born in Istanbul in 1959, Özpetek left Turkey when he was twenty years old to study film in Italy, where he has worked and lived ever since. A foreign-born presence within Italy’s predominantly white film industry, Özpetek is often singled out as one of the country’s important ‘ethnic’ directors, albeit often in a tokenistic

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film
Nordic Gothic and transcultural adaptation
Maria Holmgren Troy

have considerable impact on adaptations. These media have also had varying statuses in different national and regional contexts over time. For instance, Twin Peaks (ABC 1990–1991), which influenced Danish art film writer and director Lars von Trier's foray into that medium, was an unusual instance at the time of an American film director making a TV series. 10 Although, as Helen Wheatley argues in Gothic Television ( 2006 ), television may be the

in Nordic Gothic
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Aspects of the ‘triangular’ relations between Europeans, Muslims and Jews
Amikam Nachmani

–5 January 2015. The Dawn of Direct Democracy Party entered the Czech Chamber of Deputies with 14 seats in the 200-seat Chamber for the first time in the October 2013 elections, gaining 6.88 per cent of the votes. 15 Silvia Aloisi, ‘Italian senator calls for “Pig Day” against mosques’, EuropeNews (13 September 2007), (accessed 16 August 2015). 16 Wikipedia, ‘Theo van Gogh’,​van_​Gogh _​ (film_​director) (accessed 16 August 2015); Donadio, ‘Provocateur’s death haunts the Dutch’. 17 ‘Ayaan Hirsi Ali

in Haunted presents