According to reports in the Scotland on Sunday newspaper, the Catholic Church in Scotland has launched into a holy war, with a crusade against the Da Vinci Code. The church is sending DVDs to parishes and schools lambasting what it calls the “nonsense” of the book and film. A leading church intellectual, Professor Emeritus Patrick Reilly, appears in Debunking the Da Vinci Myths DVD, saying its inaccuracies are equivalent to claiming John Knox was a child abuser.
A collection of sound effects used in some of the most famous British films of the past half-century are about to go on sale - four million of them – making this the largest archive of movie sounds in Britain. Included in the collections are the lapping of the waves as Ursula Andress emerges in her bikini in Dr No, and the sound of a van being blown up in The Italian Job.
Alida Valli, one of Italy's most famous movie actresses, who starred in The Third Man and The Paradine Case, has died aged 84. Valli, also known by her family name of Alida Altenburger, died at home in Rome.
A production company focused on telling true-to-life stories about black America has released its first commercial film over the weekend. Preaching to the Choir opened in 150 theatres in the United States and marks the first release from the independent production company Codeblack Entertainment.
Netribution: Good News for Creative People
A new report published today by the UK’s leading film organisations charts the rich and varied benefits of cinema on local communities across the UK.
Film Shorts International today includes: France goes film large – Hollywood Courts Bollywood – German Film Fund Investigated – European Viewers Go Digital - FDA P&A Spend – Norway Screens Go Digital – Dial Up Troma Classics.
Great News for Creative People From Netribution....
The Kenyan cameraman whose footage of starving Ethiopians in 1984 provoked the most famous global aid response in history has been honoured in a documentary to go on public release next month.
Sir Sean Connery has revealed that he is quitting show business for good - after he has made one last film. The 75-year-old former James Bond star is providing the voiceover for Billi the Vet, an animated film made by the cartoon company Glasgow Animation.
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