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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Wahoo: an obituary

Wahoo, who tragically passed this weekend, was undeniably the real MVP of Oxford’s Holy Trinity (Park End and Bridge, obviously). Home to your weekly questionable last-minute decision (“I guess we could go out”), Wahoo made a name for itself through the dogged determination of the college Shuffle reps, desperate to plug ‘RETOX’ Fridays. Despite its […]

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Alan Rickman: A Tribute

For a long time, you’d have been forgiven for associating Alan Rickman with the typecast ‘bad guy’. His career certainly started that way, with his seductive portrayal of the mordant villain Valmont in Christopher Hampton’s 1986 stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. His arrival on the film scene, too, saw him play a trio of […]

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Boulez: A Tribute

On Wednesday, upon hearing the news of the death of the composer, conductor, writer, intellectual, teacher and bon-vivant, Pierre Boulez, the musical world paused to recollect everything that he had given it: not only many dazzling musical masterpieces, and not only a wealth of the highest quality recordings with the best orchestras and ensembles, but […]

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