Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Jennifer Lawrence for Glamour UK

Hunger games Jennifer Lawrence for Glamour UK

A Separation at the Oscars

“At this time, many young Iranians all over this world are watching us, and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award, or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time, in talk of war, intimidation and aggressions exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture — a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country. A people who respect all cultures and civilizations, and despise hostility and resentment.”
Iranian film director ASGHAR FARHADI, on accepting his Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, A Separation

Monday, 27 February 2012

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Charles Dickens' 200th birthday

Google marks the 200th anniversary of the author's birth. Simon Callow walks us through some of the locations that were important in Dickens's own story in the video below. It is interesting how his history intertwines with so many familiar spots for Londoners. Happy birthday Dickens (: