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Quentin Tarantino pulls out all the stops for what he claims is his last film. And so he sought out an old acquaintance. The movie critic will be Tarantino’s third film in which Brad Pitt plays an important role. The actor had previously starred in Once upon a time in Hollywood (for which he won an Oscar) and Inglourious bastards.
Tarantino (60) always stated that he would retire after ten films. Not much is known about the new film yet. The director said last May at the Cannes Film Festival that the story is set in 1977, and that it is about a foul-mouthed film critic who “really existed, but was never really famous”. The release of The movie critic is for next year. Filming will start soon, the rest of the cast is still a secret.
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“Don’t mention the war”. The famous quote from Fawlty Towers will soon conquer the West End. The legendary TV series moves to the screens, again under the direction of John Cleese (84).
The specialist of the funny walkactor and screenwriter, was personally responsible for developing a theater version of Fawlty Towers. He drew on three episodes for this: The hotel inspectors, The Germans and Communication problems. These are transformed into one whole. “They are my three favorite episodes, for which a new explosive finale has been written,” says Cleese.
He doesn’t play along himself. Although the actors behind the four main characters Basil, Sybil, Manuel and Polly look very similar to their predecessors.
By Fawlty Towers Only twelve episodes were shown in 1975 and 1979. Yet it is considered one of the best sitcoms ever. The episode was released in 2020 The Germans axed by the BBC due to racist content, but it is now available again with a disclaimer. Meanwhile, Cleese is still working on a reboot of the series. His daughter will also play a part in this.
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TV maker Rob Vanoudenhoven (55) is back, but in a different guise. Until the end of this month he is exhibiting in the Brussels Salon d’Art gallery. In the 1990s, Vanoudenhoven was a well-known TV face, as a panelist Everything can be better and in its own program The XII works of Vanoudenhoven.
Making art has always been there. “When television was still my main activity, it was a moment of peace,” he tells Bruzz. “It was a way to come to myself, alone in the studio, far away from the hustle and bustle and meetings.”
In 2021 he showed his collages, including cut-up pornographic images, at the Verbeke Foundation. More exhibitions followed. In his recent work, Vanoudenhoven gives discarded or banal materials a new meaning. (tove, gvds)