Director Miloš Forman

Obituary: Miloš Forman

Contemplating the possible reasons for his presence at the 48th Academy Awards, Miloš Forman wittily suggested that academy members had recognised his directorial work because “Last year I spent more time in a mental institution than the others [nominees]”. Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest managed the great achievement of the Oscar ‘Big 5’ […]

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Everything’s Alright: Bowie’s Light Shines On

It is a truth universally acknowledged that people are born, and people die. Stars are born, and they too, must eventually die. On 6th January 2016, a star whose light has been shining since he launched his music career back in 1967 died aged 69, after an 18-month long struggle with cancer. That star, of […]

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Remembering Billie Whitelaw, Beckett’s “perfect actress”

Actress Billie Whitelaw, perhaps best known for her intimate collaboration with Samuel Beckett, has died aged 82. She had the simultaneously enviable and piteous distinction of being the muse and go-to performer of Beckett’s work for many years, submitting herself repeatedly to his tiresome, grueling and always extreme methods of creation.

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