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2009-04-14 19:21:16

Sony Pictures Entertainment says it has acquired the movie rights to Remote Control, a thriller novel by Mark Burnell. Control is to be produced as a feature film by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli's EON Productions, it was announced Tuesday by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. Ileen Maisel will join Wilson and Broccoli in producing the project, and Burnell will adapt his novel into the screenplay. Sony and EON previously collaborated on the two most...

2009-04-14 12:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on their successful collaboration on the two most recent and highest grossing James Bond adventures in the history of the franchise, Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the motion picture rights to REMOTE CONTROL, a thriller novel by Mark Burnell, to be produced as a feature film by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli's Eon Productions, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures....

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2009-03-31 11:41:21

IFC has announced plans to air a six-part documentary series reuniting the surviving members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. USA Today said director Alan Parker's Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) is set to premiere on the channel in October to mark the group's 40th anniversary. The series reportedly will feature appearances by founding Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, as well as interviews with celebrities such as Steve...

2009-03-01 01:05:00

Monty Python's Life of Brian, a spoof of religious movies, is to be shown openly in a Welsh town this month for the first time in 30 years. The movie -- which tells the story of a boy born in the next stable over from Jesus Christ and ends up crucified while singing Always look on the bright side of life -- was banned in Aberystwyth soon after its release in 1979. As near as anyone can remember, a committee of local religious leaders decided the film was blasphemous. As it happens, the town's...

2009-02-24 12:28:36

An Aston Martin DB5, identical to the model featured in a number of classic James Bond movies, is going up for auction, Eddisons announced Tuesday. The car is the same type that appeared in the films Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale. It is being offered for sale at a guide price of $216,000-$288,000. The online auction begins March 12 and is to run eight days. The iconic car was first registered in February 1964 and has been fully restored to concourse...

2009-02-11 20:35:31

A director at Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London says he is meeting with police to discuss concerns that Romeo and Juliet promotes knife crimes. Bill Buckhurst, who is directing a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy that will be shown for free to about 10,000 teenagers, said he plans to discuss its violent aspects, including three fatal stabbings and Juliet's famous suicide-by-dagger, with Cmdr. Steve Allen, a knife crime expert , The Sun reported Wednesday. Katharine Grice, a...

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2009-02-03 15:38:03

The British Academy of Film and Television says it plans to bestow its BAFTA Fellowship on U.S. filmmaker Terry Gilliam at the upcoming BAFTA awards ceremony. Gilliam, a member of the former Monty Python comedy troupe, has directed the films Brazil, Time Bandits, 12 Monkeys, The Fisher King, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the soon to be released The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which features the last big-screen performance of the late Heath Ledger. Gilliam is to be honored at...

2009-01-24 16:58:16

British comedian John Cleese, known for his work with the comedy group Monty Python, is very fit and active at age 69, his girlfriend says. U.S. actress Barbie Orr, who says she's 27, said the Monty Python and the Holy Grail actor also has undergone medical and dental procedures to stave off the effects of old age, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. He takes a lot of vitamin supplements and eats really well and he works out. His arms are really muscular and he still has amazing legs, Orr said....

2009-01-12 02:00:00

LONDON, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate a successful first year, Navarone http://www.navarone.com launches a new website this week. Inspired by the spirit of the classic film The Guns of Navarone, this fresh business has been making film and video for the web for the past year, but wanted to delay its official launch until it could demonstrate a track record of success. Clients already include Orange, Magnum and Toptable. Recognising that digital agencies and their brands...

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2009-01-08 16:33:32

Quantum of Solace is the top James Bond film of all time at the North American box office after grossing $167.1 million, Columbia Pictures said Thursday. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures film, which is the 22nd 007 adventure in the franchise and which stars Daniel Craig as the suave British secret agent, surpassed the $167 million grossed domestically by Casino Royale, the previous Bond outing, Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, said....


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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