Ennio Morricone at the Abbey Road studios, in London, to record the score for ‘The Hateful Eight’.  Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music

Ennio Morricone is a member of a club to which no film professional wishes to belong. Like Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Peter O’Toole, the singul(...)

In a time when DVDs are more likely to be gathering dust in your living room than being used, there’s one subgenre of discs that often survives a cul(...)

Star Wars drones C-3PO and R2-DT attend the opening of the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in central London on December 16th, 2015. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Star Wars fans were treated to an early surprise on Tuesday ahead of the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when the cast of the movie teamed u(...)

A familiar, bashed-up spaceship flees a planet far, far away

Variations on a signature shot appear about half-a-dozen times in JJ Abrams’s absurdly hyped addition to the Star Wars cycle. The camera pauses for s(...)

Considering Lionel Williams’s lineage – his grandfather is renowned film composer John Williams, his father is drummer Mark Towner Williams – it’s (...)

Proving that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, David Niven’s book opens with the story of how the then-emerging film director Steven Spielb(...)

A pensioner who suffered severe spinal injuries when he fell while crossing rocks on a Kerry beach was left waiting two hours for an ambulance, an inquest at the Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard

A pensioner who suffered severe spinal injuries when he fell while crossing rocks on a Kerry beach was left waiting two hours for an ambulance, an inq(...)

Coming after the masterpiece that was Rear Window and a few years before the late purple patch that began with Vertigo, To Catch a Thief (1955) occupi(...)

Author Liz Nugent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Liz Nugent has spent most of her working life in broadcasting and has written for TV and Radio. Her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, published this(...)

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a one-week high as upbeat China factory reports offset some weak spots in the Bank of Japan tankan survey. The  Nikkei ended up 1.1 per cent at 15,326.20. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Asian shares held near three-year highs overnight on upbeat Chinese manufacturing data and expectations that US monetary policy will stay loose for s(...)