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14 techniques for more thorough proofreading

PR pros put great effort into crafting press releases, building a targeted media list and developing relationships with journalists. Yet even a minor …

Public Relations

Must-have movies: Great Expectations (1946)

<b>Tim Robey reviews a classic that every film-lover will want to own</b><p>I remember being told at school that whenever Dickens's Great Expectations was chosen as a GCSE set text, class slackers tended to set aside the York Notes and just watch David Lean's magnificent 1946 screen version instead, which is …

David Nicholls: Adapting Great Expectations for the screen

Read a book at the right age and it will stay with you for life. For some people it's <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>, <i>Jane Eyre</i> or <i>Wuthering Heights</i>, but for me it is <i>Great Expectations</i>. I first read it at 14 or so and, apart from some infatuations with Orwell, Fitzgerald, Salinger and Hardy, it has remained my …

The Gothic in Great Expectations

• Article by: John Bowen<br>• Themes: The novel 1832–1880, The Gothic<br>• Published: 15 May 2014<p>Professor John Bowen considers how Dickens uses the characters of …

David Lean | Great Expectations

questions and conclusions<p>by Douglas Messerli<p>David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Cecil McGivern, Ronald Neame, and Kay Walsh (screenplay, based on the …

Great Expectations

It was quite a surprise to learn that David Lean had not read Charles Dickens’ <i>Great</i> <i>Expectations</i> before he embarked on his film version in 1945. The …

David Lean • Great Director profile

b. March 25, 1908, Croydon, Surrey, England<br>d. April 16, 1991, London, England<p>filmography <br>bibliography <br>articles in <i>Senses</i> <br>web resources<p><i>Film is a</i> …

Great Expectations • Senses of Cinema

<i>Great Expectations</i> (1946 UK 118mins)<p><b>Source:</b> CAC <b>Prod Co:</b> Cineguild <b>Prod:</b> Ronald Neame <b>Dir:</b> David Lean <b>Scr:</b> Lean, Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan <b>Phot:</b> Guy …

Walter Murch - Why I prefer nodal editing to matching action (72/320)

Apocalypse Now Q&A with Walter Murch

Walter Murch - Sound design: 'Let's jump off the back of the tiger (109/320

American vs British pronunciation: 7 words to watch out for

Americans and Brits. There are some things that we have different words for (<i>zucchini</i> vs <i>courgette</i>, <i>stroller</i> vs <i>pram</i>), and some words we use for …

Only 40,000 words long, this story of colonial brutality is a mesmerisingly ambiguous voyage into the darkest parts of the soul<p>Conrad’s famous novella is based on a real journey the author took up the Congo in 1890, during King Leopold II of Belgium’s horrific rule. It is a fantastic, imaginative …

Literature

Kurtz and Heart of Darkness: Did Joseph Conrad base Mr. Kurtz on Robert Louis Stevenson?

The gleaming white skin and hairless head. The emaciated body carried out on a stretcher. The worshipful natives on every side, fulfilling even the …

Ryunosuke Akutagawa in focus

Though he died by his own hand at the age of 35, novelist Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s accomplishments were such that, even after so brief a writing career, …

Threepenny: Lin, Murakami

Haruki Murakami writes the most bizarre novels—dark, cool, eminently rational in tone, they are nevertheless populated with psychics and monsters, …

LaF - Literature and Film Podcast

About This Show<p>Show Info: The LaF podcast is a stimulating examination of the elements of cinema. We intend to entertain and enlighten as we discuss …

Aliens and Ghosts in Murakami Stories

In the fall of 2011 we celebrated the long-awaited publication of the big novel <i>IQ84</i> by the prodigious Japanese writer Haruki Murakami with a Symphony …

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Books

Podcast Series: Voices from Japan - Writers' Centre Norwich

Introducing the first in a series of podcasts exploring the world of Japanese literature. Hosted by translator Polly Barton in partnership with …

Resource: Podcasts on Japanese Literature and Culture

As many of you know, we love podcasts. With all this newfangled technology, podcasts are an excellent way to practice language or learn about topics …

abd3142

Is there anyone who can give a general survey of modern Japanese literature? I thought of literary critics, scholars of Japanese literature and …

GUNZO

<b>Gunzo</b> is a monthly literature magazine which was founded in 1946 with the aim of publishing the best of contemporary literature without favoring any …

6 of the best love poems for World Poetry Day 2018

World Poetry Day is today, so what a perfect time to get stuck into some beautiful words.<p>Love is a common theme in poetry.<p>After all, it’s an emotion …

World Poetry Day 2018: 28 of poetry's most powerful lines ever written

The rhythm of the tongue brings wordless music into the air; it is in poetry that the human essence is refined to such ritualistic purity. It's in …

Literature

Review: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Post-Colonial theory is filled with examples of the effects of colonization. In many cases, western scholars take on the challenge of understanding …

‘This journey of Tambu helps us view society from a different perspective’<p>Nervous Conditions is a non-fiction book that deals with the themes of poverty, the challenges faced by women trying to achieve their aims in life and the struggles they have to undertake to be able to succeed. The main …

Books

The Essence of the Japanese Mind: Haruki Murakami and the Nobel Prize

The trouble is, I don’t have a damn thing to do with anything fifty thousand years ago—or fifty thousand years from now, either. Nothing. Zip. What’s …

Literature