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Butterfly memories, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

Luke Davies, Oscar nominated screenwriter for Lion with Anne-Katrin Titze Photo: Susan Engel

Meeting up with novelist, essayist, film critic, and very famous poet, Luke Davies, to discuss his latest screenplay, based on Saroo Brierley's memoir A Long Way Home for Lion, directed by Garth Davis, starring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar, we talked about the Proust moment, Hans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl, Anton Corbijn, John Frankenheimer's The Train, Felix Van Groeningen's Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell, Gianfranco Rosi's Boatman, Australian adoption laws, butterflies, and visual cues.

In Lion, memories are the only tools available to the hero for regaining a sense of origin. Luke Davies attaches us firmly to little five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who gets lost on a dangerous, life-altering adventure.

Saroo (Sunny Pawar): "He describes this hedge that was filled with butterflies."

Salvation does
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Ralph Fiennes in Almeida’s ‘Richard III’ to Air Live in Movie Theaters Worldwide (Exclusive)

Ralph Fiennes in Almeida’s ‘Richard III’ to Air Live in Movie Theaters Worldwide (Exclusive)
London — London’s Almeida Theatre will broadcast artistic director Rupert Goold’s production of “Richard III,” with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to movie theaters around the world on July 21.

Almeida Theatre Live will give worldwide audiences the opportunity to see plays from the stage at the Almeida’s London home for the first time. Almeida and distributor Picturehouse Entertainment are partnering to broadcast “Richard III,” produced by Illuminations.

The production will be filmed using multiple cameras around the stage and auditorium, with John Wyver as producer. Wyver currently produces the RSC Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon international broadcasts, and with Illuminations he previously worked on filmed versions for the BBC of “Hamlet” with David Tennant and “Macbeth” with Patrick Stewart, which was directed by Goold. For the screen, Goold also directed “Richard II” for the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown” series.
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Actor Hakan Yildiz In Talks To Join Hungarian Horror Bloody Night

Actor Hakan Yildiz is in talks to star in new Hungarian horror flick 'Bloody Night'. Turkish star Yildiz, who will also be appearing in Pau Maso 'The App Killer' and recently in Susan Engel's 'Haunted Maze', has produced a number of genre titles which includes 'The Road Killer' and 'Scream Queen Campfire'. 'Bloody Night' which will kick off shooting in January 2012 is about a group of College students who plan for their Spring break holiday and travel to Budapest. During that time they soon see that it was a wrong idea. The ShootEasy and Sweet Dreams Production will be released later in 2012. Check out the official Facebook page and teaser poster below....
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The Bullying Backlash

A constant news cycle of horrific bullying stories has some parents frequently intervening in their children's social lives, but they may be harming their kids in the process.

A mother picks her sixth-grade daughter, Cara, up from school. Cara looks upset. The mother asks what's wrong. Cara says her friend Annie was mean to her, calling her a "slut" and refusing to sit with her at lunch.

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The mother is not surprised. She has never liked Annie, or Annie's parents, the way they let their daughter wear skimpy clothes and buy whatever she wants regardless of price. She is also aware that bullying is a widespread national problem that, according to everything she hears and reads, requires prompt adult intervention. When she gets home, she calls the school principal and other mothers in her bucolic Massachusetts neighborhood to say that
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Doctor Who complete reviews: The Stones Of Blood

It’s easily done. You tape The Godfather off the telly, think everything will record Ok, but when you come to play it back, you find that the last 30 minutes have recorded Spice World: The Movie by mistake.

From quality to gibberish in the blink of an eye. But this isn’t just the prerogative of a wonky Vcr; Doctor Who sometimes falls foul of this curse. Great stories are let down by a sub-par final part. The Hand Of Fear is a notable offender. Some say Pyramids Of Mars part four isn’t quite in the same league as the other three parts. But when it comes to howling disappointment, The Stones Of Blood nabs the prize.

It’s a crying shame that the final instalment of The Stones Of Blood dips drastically, since the first three are some of the best ever in Doctor Who. It’s a
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