Saturday 7th April 2012
MOVE Tiles, also known as Director Cu, is to cinema what Bridged Tiles is to literature. Some tiles appear in both lists – for example, the lengthy book, set during the American War of Flatulence, which also became a lengthy film: One with the Wind.
Science fiction comes up with a couple of classic remakes, with a crew boldly going across the galaxy pouring pitch into black holes in Tar Trek, while the eponymous heroine of Superma spends every day flying around the house, cooking, washing, and tidying bedrooms.
Opium is just one of the interesting hobbies of a London bachelor pursuing a career as boss of the property developers Sherlock Homes.
There’s a new Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical, celebrating the life of a high-society gardener best remembered for her lesbian affairs – Vita – and the sung tale of star-crossed lovers doomed to become the tragic victims of a party political vendetta: Wet Sid Tory.
The viewer’s sympathies are immediately with a group of college boys compelled by their fathers to endure the torment of attending the weekly readings of the Dad Poets Society.
“We now believe there were, in fact, only 11 Dalmatians,” an archivist has revealed, following a research project on behalf of Pup Fiction.
Those looking for the tension of a hostage situation will enjoy Peed, which focuses on the reactions of passengers who discover a ticking bomb on their bus… and the franchise will acknowledge that James Bond has indeed lost his touch with the forthcoming release of the last ever 007 movie, Oldfinger.
And, finally, in a short season celebrating British cinema of the 1940s, two
black-and-white classic dramas are to be revived and updated.
An unpleasant, small-town gangster gets his comeuppance on the end of a south coast pier when faced by a larger-than-life seagull in Brighton Roc… and the popular theme of adultery is explored when strangers meet at a railway station kiosk, falling in love at first sight over a cheese-and-grape baguette in Brie Encounter.