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2008-08-11 15:00:53

JOINING an almost capacity audience for Friday's Hansel and Gretel opera in the TSB Showplace, one could see why it has found its way into hearts since penned by Englebert Humperdinck in 1893. No, not the pop-singer, but a Wagner contemporary. First, it's an easy-on-the-ear goodtriumphs- over-evil story. Several songs have become operatic pops, there's scope for humour, and opportunity for many a spectacular lighting and visual effect, none overlooked by director Michael Hurst....

2008-07-29 15:00:48

By JONATHAN RENNIE and JAMES WATT THEY may make us recoil. . . but those big screen baddies keep bringing us back for more. Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia were the goodies, but let's be honest, everyone waits in keen anticipation for the 'dum dum de dum' score to begin and the sound of James Earl Jones' heavy breathing as Darth Vader comes into sight. And really, does Jodie Foster offer the thrills in The Silence of the Lambs or is it Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter? Film...

2008-07-27 00:00:29

His evil turn as psychotic psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter has earned Anthony Hopkins the crown of king of the villains. The Port Talbot-born legend has topped a UK poll to find the ultimate movie bad guy. Sir Anthony (pictured) was deemed the scariest, following the vote by more than 2,500 members of the online rental and entertainment site, Lovefilm.com. With a penchant for fava beans and chianti, Sir Anthony's unnerving Oscar-winning performance scared fans rigid with nearly a quarter...

2008-07-20 15:00:19

New Zealand Opera's latest production, Hansel and Gretel, will be hitting a town near you during the next few weeks. Arts reporter Nicola Kean catches up with director Michael Hurst and New Zealand's favourite mezzo-soprano Helen Medlyn. IT'S like going to a play with music, is how opera singer Helen Medlyn describes her latest show Hansel and Gretel. Directed by entertainment jack-of-all-trades Michael Hurst, the opera, contrary to stereotypes, promises to be accessible, fun and just a...

2008-02-06 16:55:00

Kids taking too long to grow up? Just eat 'em. When offspring don't move out from home, humans might gently encourage their children to leave, but sand goby fathers might devour them. These new findings shed light on why parents might cannibalize their own young. A wide range of animals gobbles their own kids "” polar bears, burying beetles, hamsters, wolf spiders and a range of fish species. Such actions are puzzling, given all the time and energy that goes into producing offspring...

2006-08-17 11:22:02

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton, known for their offbeat films like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," will team again to make "Sweeney Todd," based on Stephen Sondheim's award-winning stage musical, the DreamWorks movie studio said on Thursday. Depp often brings an eccentric edge to his roles, like the swishy pirate captain Jack Sparrow in current hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and director Burton has created some of the movies'...

2006-08-16 15:24:13

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton, known for their offbeat films like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," will team again to make "Sweeney Todd," based on Stephen Sondheim's award-winning stage musical, the DreamWorks movie studio said on Thursday. Depp often brings an eccentric edge to his roles, like the swishy pirate captain Jack Sparrow in current hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and director Burton has created some of the movies'...

2006-05-03 13:51:48

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Prosecutors at the retrial of a German cannibal, jailed for eight years for killing a man and eating his flesh, said on Wednesday he should be jailed for life. Armin Meiwes, imprisoned two years ago for killing a computer engineer who had begged to be eaten, is standing trial for the second time after Germany's top criminal court ruled his initial sentence for manslaughter was too lenient. Prosecution lawyers said Meiwes had killed the man from Berlin to...

2006-03-03 06:51:15

BERLIN (Reuters) - A court ruled on Friday that a film that closely mirrors the true story of a German man who killed and ate a willing victim cannot be shown in Germany because it violates the rights of the real-life cannibal. "Rohtenburg" ("Butterfly -- A Grimm Love Story") was set to open in Germany on March 9 but a state court in Kassel upheld a complaint from Armin Meiwes, dubbed "The Cannibal of Rotenburg," that the film unjustifiably infringed his personal rights. Meiwes, a...

2006-02-28 15:41:03

By Philip Blenkinsop BERLIN (Reuters) - A real-life German cannibal who ate a willing victim is being immortalized on the big screen, like the fictional Hannibal Lecter, despite his legal bid to block the movie version of his gruesome crime. "Rohtenburg" ("Butterfly -- A Grimm Love Story") is set to open in Germany on March 9 and will hope to profit from the shock and fascination the case of Armin Meiwes evoked in a transfixed public in Germany and beyond. The movie tells the tale...


Latest Cannibalism Reference Libraries

Wendigo
2014-02-10 16:19:19

The Wendigo is a legendary demonic creature or spirit from the Algonquian people of the Atlantic coast, and the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. It is said the Wendigo could either posses humans or be a human that has been transformed into a creature. One of its traits is that of cannibalism. The Algonquian people believed that the eating of human flesh would put the person at risk of becoming a Wendigo. There is a modern medical term known as Wendigo Psychosis, which...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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