Did you know that cinemas used to market horror films to couples? It may have something to do with strict rules about physical contact and teenage courtship…you might have found it hard to steal a kiss from your sweetheart in the daylight, but once the blood starts flying on-screen, they might feel more inclined to… Continue reading This is Halloween ’17: Drive-in movies and monsters
This week the Information Store is celebrating International Translation Day and European Languages Day! Our display features illustrations by James Chapman along with a selection of manga and international fiction. In this post, we look at some of the most famous fictional languages, spoken in fantastical worlds, magical schools and underground warrens.
Do you experience deja-vu in the Norfolk countryside- that eerie feeling like you’ve been here before? Cities, fields and landmarks around Norfolk are often used as film and TV locations by directors- it’s much easier to turn the Sainsbury’s Centre into Tony Stark’s new office with a little CGI than build a whole new set… Continue reading On location: films made in Norfolk
Looking for a great summer flick to get you in the back-to-college mood? Try Clueless, a rom com with a literary heritage, a good heart and some excellent visuals! Originally released in 1995, Clueless was inspired by Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma (which is 200 years old this year as well!). Clueless was one of the… Continue reading DVD Review: Clueless (1995)
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.