Over Christmas 2013, you couldn’t avoid Frozen, with seemingly every advert featuring the hit song ‘Let It Go’, the troubled sorceress Elsa or optimistic snowman Olaf. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, ‘The Snow Queen’, Frozen took the experimentation Disney had started in Tangled (its adaptation of Rapunzel) a step further, and audiences… Continue reading DVD Review: Frozen
2016 has been a great year for book adaptations, from Me Before You and The Girl on the Train to Arrival and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 2017’s movie lineup is just as impressive- keep reading for our month-by-month guide to the biggest adaptations of the coming year.
The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is here again! To celebrate, we’re dusting off a favourite thriller that balances jolly japes and suspense: The Lady Vanishes, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
From 31st May, the Information Store will be celebrating Volunteers Week. You can check out our blog post on fictional journeys here, or read on for some real-life tales from inspirational travellers.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 14 years since Bend It Like Beckham, the football comedy that introduced Parminda Nagra and Keira Knightley to an international audience, was released. Hitting the peak of David Beckham’s fame as a footballer with Manchester United, Bend It Like Beckham is a sweet, funny film about culture clashes,… Continue reading DVD Review: Bend It Like Beckham
The BBC is a hotly-debated topic right now, but with the launch of the BBC digital archive (accessible via eStream), we’ve been thinking about some of the great adaptations the BBC has produced over the years. Not least, their many, many adaptations of Shakespeare plays. We’ve already talked about The Hollow Crown (with the second… Continue reading DVD Review: ShakespeaRe-Told (2005)
Artists from David Bowie to Taylor Swift have been inspired by great works of literature. As exam season approaches, we present some songs to add to your revision playlist that give a nod to Orwell, Shakespeare, Coleridge, Carroll and company.