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Are big budget TV dramas killing film?

[ad_1] Image copyright Alex Bailey/Netflix Sitting in a trailer on the set, the producer of Netflix’s The Crown declines to tell me how much it all costs. But a member of the crew later chortles that they “spent £750,000 yesterday”. It looks like a film, costs as much as a film and, according to executive […]

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Entertainment news round-up: 12-18 March

[ad_1] Another busy week in the entertainment world has ended, including the announcements of the new Bake Off line-up, the final Glastonbury headliner, and the title of JK Rowling’s new novel. Here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed: Image caption The BBC has ordered three more series of Call the Midwife Call […]

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Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

[ad_1] Media captionChuck Berry: the man who invented rock and roll Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police in the US state of Missouri report. The singer was found unresponsive at lunchtime on Saturday, St Charles County police said. Berry’s seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over […]

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Obituary: Chuck Berry

[ad_1] Chuck Berry’s trademark four-bar guitar introduction and quickfire lyrics reflected the rebelliousness of the youth of the 1950s. He was one of that exclusive group who took rhythm and blues from its black roots and “crossed over” to make it part of most teenagers’ lifestyle. He influenced generations of succeeding rock stars, most notably […]

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The sequels that should never have been made

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russell Crowe starred in Gladiator, which was directed by Ridley Scott Gladiator is the latest film which might be receiving the sequel treatment. The film, which was directed by Ridley Scott, won the best picture Oscar in 2000. Before now, many of us thought a sequel was out […]

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The designer uniting Henry Moore and Christian Dior

[ad_1] Iconic dresses by Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier rub shoulders with sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth in an exhibition curated by one of Britain’s leading fashion designers. Jonathan Anderson – creative director of the JW Anderson and Loewe labels – has put together the Disobedient Bodies exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield […]