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Paris – a city of cinema

Paris is busy building new cinemas for old films. In November last year the major French film company Gaumont-Pathé opened a 5-screen cinema called Les Fauvettes in the thirteenth arrondissement. Not only is the name Les Fauvettes a throwback to the cinema’s previous existence as a Music-Hall called La Fauvette (1895 – 1930s), but the…

The Great Gatsby: a history of adaptations

The Great Gatsby seems to be everywhere at the moment. There are posters at bus stops, adverts on the television and articles in every publication I pick up. In recent weeks it has been impossible to escape the publicity. Baz Luhrmann’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel is one of the most…