“Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond polishes off the equivalent of one and a half bottles of wine every day. They say he is not the man to trust to deactivate a nuclear bomb.”
“Comments and interaction were taken into account, rather than just views, to identify the 10 videos that people were talking about most in 2013.”
It’s easy to assume that the case was big because the Mona Lisa was already “the world’s most famous painting”. It wasn’t. Its status was dramatically enhanced by the affair.
“We’re nowhere near where we were in the ’80s when we were trapped in low budget British film-making, with films that no-one wanted to go and see.”
“The 64-year-old filmmaker called it ‘deaf and insensitive’ to the country’s problems and railed against its ‘awful cultural policy.’ Spanish state funding to the arts, including film, has been drastically reduced in recent years.”
Principal ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson: “It can be quite lonely. Sometimes you can feel isolated because you are the only one in your group of friends that really understands what you need to do to get to the next level.”
“Among Molinaro’s numerous other films were Oscar (1967) with [Louis] de Funes and My Uncle Benjamin (1969), which starred the Belgian singer and songwriter Jacques Brel.”
“Angela Lansbury is to appear on the London stage for the first time in almost 40 years in a new production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. She will reprise the role of Madame Arcati, which she first played on Broadway in 2009, winning a Tony Award.”
“More than 160 million people are now connected throughout the continent, mostly on mobile phones. With internet access surging and connectivity increasing, the doors are being thrown open to digital publishing.”
Rosemary Lee, who just won Britain’s Bonnie Bird award: “I am longing to return to the studio. … As an independent artist with a family it is not easy finding the time, resources, and opportunities to research and experiment with dancers.”
“I get all my conducting sticks in [Harry Potter’s] Diagon Alley.”
The city of Bradford “had been insuring its 4,000 item collection for Â£20m but a new valuation found that 195 pieces alone were worth more than Â£30m.” And the city’s in debt – so should it sell some art?
“Ballet dancers develop differences in their brain structures to allow them to perform pirouettes without feeling dizzy. Researchers from Imperial College London said dancers appear to suppress signals from the inner ear to the brain.”