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There's a new book out called 'Twee' by Mark Spitz. It's described as a study of the first cultural movement since Hip Hop, an old-fashioned and yet highly modern aesthetic that's embraced internationally by teens, twenty and thirty-somethings and even Baby Boomers, creating a hybrid generation known as Twee. Spitz reckons that Vampire Weekend, Garden State, Miranda July, Belle and Sebastian, Wes…
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Back in 1951, Powell & Pressburger didn't make a film called 'Pandora & The Flying Dutchman', but everyone thought they did. The film has the odd ethereal feel of one of their miraculous lightning-in-a-bottle movies, as Ava Gardner and James Mason find redemption from their respective mythologies in the present-day Riviera. The interesting thing is that for all of its 'European-ness', American…
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Because it made me laugh, and I used to do this with my brother too.
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Admin does not make a point of attending films about princesses, but this one marks a bit of a watershed. When Pixar agreed to join Disney, who had lost the plot in its pursuit of family entertainment, it was generally felt that Pixar would be subsumed by the Mouse House. Instead, under the guidance of John Lasseter, the opposite seems to have happened if 'Frozen' is anything to go by. Returning…
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