Incredible India

I know I don’t normally discuss commercials, but I’m not getting to watch many movies of my choice here in Belgrade and this Indian Tourism advert – Incredible India – is too brilliant not to mention. Love it. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUFg-ujVqMI&feature=related 250 250] Incidentally, there are great reports coming out about the resilience of advertising as a…

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Charlie Bartlett

I find myself at that stage of life where I’m looking back a lot at the choices I made that brought me to this place. I’m still pissed, for instance, that I didn’t spend my twenties as a tennis pro, repeatedly winning the Australian Open – but that’s the bitter-sweet joy of retrospective dreaming; I gave up tennis when I was eleven. …

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The Other Boleyn Girl

I’ve mentioned before that I’m something of a Tudor history buff; I didn’t perhaps mention why. I grew up in a remote part of rural England, in a small village that happened to be near the birthplace of the infamous Anne Boleyn. Anne is the first historical figure I ever really became aware of, and my entire…

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Raiders of the Last Farms

This blog is not a sledgehammer; I prefer to praise those politicans who get it right rather than bash those who get it wrong. And I usually don’t wade into the generalist mire; I try to stick to specific issues around film-friendliness, or positive film incentive programmes that can contribute significantly to economic welfare. One of…

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