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FILM FLAM DIPLOMACY | WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange warns Benedict Cumberbatch: “You should reconsider your involvement in this enterprise.”

Earlier this year, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange popped Benedict Cumberbatch an email message, warning the actor not to go ahead with “The Fifth Estate,” the Hollywood movie based on Assange. The message aimed at halting the movie based on him, his website and his rivalry with Daniel Domscheit-Berg, played by Daniel Bruhl. The email has been widely reported, quoted by many sources, but only recently first published in full by WikiLeaks, and is re-printed below. Continue reading

U.K.’s National Theatre Live re-broadcasts Richard Bean farce “One Man, Two Guvnors” on U.S. screens

U.K.’s National Theatre Live re-broadcasts Richard Bean farce “One Man, Two Guvnors” on U.S. screens

ACROSS THE UNITED STATES:  This past September, National Theatre Live, the popular initiative that offers theatrical performances on film screens, kicked off its third season with Nicholas Hytner’s feel good production of One Man, Two Guvnors, Richard Bean’s new version of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding.  The farce, staged by … Continue reading

Movie Review:  Theatre Svoboda, a documentary film by Jakub Hejna

Movie Review: Theatre Svoboda, a documentary film by Jakub Hejna

THEATRE SVOBODA (DIVADLO SVOBODA) Czech Republic, 2011 98 Min, Color DIRECTOR: Jakub Hejna PRODUCER: Jiří Konečný SCREENPLAY: Jakub Hejna, Barbora Příhodová DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jiří Chod CAST Josef Svoboda EDITOR Jakub Hejna MUSIC Anthony Phillips The most riveting scene of Theatre Svoboda — the feature-length documentary film about the famous Czech scenographer Josef Svoboda — takes place … Continue reading