Monthly Archives: October 2011

THEATRE REVIEW: Raymond Chandler’s ‘The Big Sleep’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – As Alvin Rakoff’s production of Adam Rolston’s “A Sentimental Journey”, about the life of Doris Day, opens in Los Angeles, the British-based filmmaker and stage director takes on another Hollywood icon with the World Premiere … Continue reading

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Norman Jewison on the music in ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’

By Ray Bennett GHENT, BELGIUM: Canadian filmmaker Norman Jewison has had an outstanding career as director and producer of major Hollywood films but it’s sometimes overlooked how much great music played in his success and how many wonderful composers he … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Mark Rylance in ‘Jerusalem’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “We are an unruly people,” Queen Elizabeth I warned the King of Spain, by which she meant the likes of Johnny “Rooster” Byron the Romany outlaw who cries freedom from his little patch of English … Continue reading

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MOVIE PREVIEW: ‘The Three Musketeers 3D’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – When Milla Jovovich’s husband said that he wanted to make a new film version of “The Three Musketeers”, she said, “Really? No. Really?” The actress says: “But then I thought if anyone is going to … Continue reading

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