Writing for dystopian robots?
Writing for the web gives prose the character of a machine. Shouldn’t we give the machine character?
The museum of cinema in Turin
I somehow imagine that all museums before 1990 were cheerless, unheated places run by men in tight weave and small
Ben Hecht: the craft of the ‘anonymous’ screenwriter
Even a cursory examination of Ben Hecht suggests a whirlwind of energy. His output was one long unchecked literary rampage
Too smooth: why aren’t there more hairy politicians?
In recent years – certainly since the Blair government – it has become the norm to examine members of parliament
Cheap and sentimental things
The word ‘cheap’ and the word ‘sentimental’ aren’t generally part of a lexicon of praise. Both might be used to
Journey to Italy: Hollywood goes Neapolitan
De Sica’s The Bicycle Thieves and Umberto D maybe among the most famous examples of Italian neo-realism, but the films
What is a web editor?
In most forms of publishing it is a square assumption that the medium of the material should not require too
Programmes about programmes
Some time ago at 8pm on a Saturday evening, the BBC broadcast a tribute programme to Bill Cotton, the former