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Andy Serkis – Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Andy Serkis - Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Andy Serkis, the actor who brought Gollum and King Kong to life, explains getting under the skin of a super-intelligent ape to Jan Gilbert Andy Serkis is the prince of performance capture. He doesn’t get the coolest costumes on set (he usually wears a lycra bodysuit covered […]

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Peter Lord – The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

Peter Lord – The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

Aardman Animations takes to the high seas with The Pirates!, its biggest ever movie, and they’ve rewritten the stop-motion rulebook, says Jan Gilbert It took 320 people five years, with 20 months of filming on 40 sets, for the Aardman animation whizzes to make their latest wickedly […]

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On The Edge

On The Edge

With so many extreme sports on the big screen, Jan Gilbert asks psychologist Rhonda Cohen why we love life on the edge. Every year people flock to the Isle of Man for the extreme thrills of the world-famous Tourist Trophy motorcycle race (TT for short). The bikes […]

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Senna – Review

Senna - Review

Jan Gilbert explains why Senna (12A) is her Movie of the Month What’s the story? Life and death in the fast lane with Brazilian motor racing legend Ayrton Senna. What’s it like? Think it’s easy to make a movie-doc about a man whose life was constantly caught on camera […]

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Archaeology On The Big Screen

Archaeology On The Big Screen

Flipside Magazine

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True Grit – Review

True Grit - Review

Jan Gilbert explains why True Grit (15) is her Movie of the Month What’s the story? A tenacious teen sets out to avenge her father’s murder with the help of the meanest US Marshal in the Wild West. What’s it like? This hard-bitten tale of vengeance was first […]

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Submarine – Review

Submarine - Review

Jan Gilbert explains why Submarine (15) is her Movie of the Month What’s the story? A Welsh dude goes on a mission to get the girl and save his parents’ marriage. What’s it like? Toss a debut novel, a first-time feature film director, and a young unknown actor […]

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Social Networking On The Big Screen

Social Networking On The Big Screen

Flipside Magazine

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Film Column, January 2011

Film Column, January 2011

What’s On: Films in January – chosen by Jan Gilbert The King’s Speech (12A) – opens 7 January Public speaking is not something most people relish. As comedian Jerry Seinfeld joked, ‘to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket […]

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Andrea Arnold, writer-director of Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold, writer-director of Fish Tank

Writer-director Andrea Arnold discusses her instincts and ideas about her latest film Fish Tank with Jan Gilbert. For Andrea Arnold filmmaking is all about instinct. Like her decision to cast Michael Fassbender, the star of Hunger, in her new film Fish Tank. “I cast Michael after seeing […]

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