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Composer David Shire talks to Aedín Gormley at the Light House cinema about his life in the movies. Photograph: Simon Lazewski

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival welcomed two legends back to the city – one a home boy, the other a late Englishman of Irish desce(...)

David Shire:  When I am in Hollywood they say: ‘Why do you waste time writing for the theatre?’

“Isn’t modern technology great?” David Shire says after appearing on my computer screen. It certainly is. On a sombre winter day I find myself lookin(...)

Summer nights: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease

The summer of 1958, in which Grease was set, looked a beguiling cocktail of hormonally charged lindy hops, leather pants and all-round frivolity. Whic(...)