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I've been granted leave of absence by my doctors so I'm off to Madrid for the weekend to see my oldest friend, who has been restricted for a very long time by one of the toughest lockdowns in the world. The thought of fresh sights thrills me to the core. As much as I love my flat I've seen a little too much of it lately. I'm in the sweet spot wherein my infusions are still working and I feel the…
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Christopher Fowler
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In a time of fake news, the story couldn't be more timely. In America, an article written for a magazine spawned a play and an essay about the negotiability of facts in non-fiction. In 2003 John D'Agata, a writer from the American school of factual overload had an essay spiked for inaccuracies. The piece ostensibly concerned a boy who committed suicide from a tower in Las Vegas. His fact-checker…
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This was Cinerama, UK-style - in what is now the Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street, Soho. A triple-screen-wide experience served by mostly lousy films, it was a fad that didn't last as long as the current one for 3D. With the cover of my 'Film Freak' book heading for press and plans for the April release of the book gathering pace, I thought I'd explain my thinking behind it. In 1916, US…
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[gallery orderby="post_date"] The thread on the last entry 'Don't Look Back' was hilarious, especially the way it morphed from Liv Tyler to Andy Murray, so I thought I should continue. The photos above span thirty years. (I think the one with Doug 'Pinhead' Bradley is on the shoot for our dentist horror short with Charlie Boorman.) The best part of ageing is the gradual return to invisibility -…
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