Category: Biography

Scott Walker, seen in reflection in the recording studio

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 May   The Rite of Spring premieres, 1913 On this day in 1913, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s orchestral ballet The Rite of Spring premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, France, as part

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Colin Farrell and Q'orianka Kilcher in The New World

The New World

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 May   Christopher Columbus dies, 1506 Start typing “Christopher” into Wikipedia and , after getting to “Christo…” it will auto-suggest Christopher Columbus. This man who died over 500 years ago, on this day in

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Yolande Moreau and Ulrich Tukur in Séraphine

Séraphine

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 May   Julian of Norwich’s visions, 1373 On this day in 1373, a woman who lived in Norwich recovered from an unspecified illness during which she had started seeing visions of Jesus Christ. The

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The Hobbyhorse: Way of the Morris

Way of the Morris

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 May   First commemorative period of silence proposed, 1919 On this day in 1919, Edward George Honey, an Australian former soldier and journalist, first proposed the idea of a silence to honour the dead of

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Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Gys de Villiers as FW De Klerk in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one 27 April     Freedom Day, South Africa Today is Freedom Day in South Africa. It marks the day in 1994 when South Africa went to the polls in the first national elections open to all races.

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Driss shows Philippe the finer things in life in Untouchable

Untouchable

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 April   Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech, 1968 On this day in 1968, the senior Conservative British politician Enoch Powell made a speech in which he alluded to Virgil’s Aenid – “As I

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John Goodman and Alan Arkin in Argo

Argo (2012)

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 April   John McCarthy kidnapped, 1986 On this day in 1986, the British journalist John McCarthy was taken hostage in Lebanon. Like most of the hostages taken during the so-called Lebanon hostage crisis, which

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George C Scott in Patton

Patton

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 April   President Truman fires General MacArthur, 1951 Today in 1951, President Truman fired his most popular, successful general, Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur had been chief of staff of the US army in the 1930s,

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Philippe Petit 417 metres up between the towers of the World Trade Center

Man on Wire

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 March   Karl Wallenda dies, 1978 On this day in 1978, Karl Wallenda, founder of The Flying Wallendas, a daredevil circus act, died aged 73. Born into a family of circus people in Germany,

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