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Cherie Federico

Short subjects back in vogue at York movie festival

It was the programme filler without which no cinema bill was once complete, but far from having disappeared into history, the short film is thriving – with more than 300 from around the world showcased at a festival in York dedicated to the genre.

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Richard Burton brought life to Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds. (PA).

Tony Earnshaw: Why film remakes of classic stories should stick to the script

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but I’m something of a devotee of Richard Burton. It was via the voice of the melancholy Welsh lion that I was introduced to Shakespeare, John Donne, Wilfred Owen and Dylan Thomas. Much more importantly and significantly, to me at least, he brought life to HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds as musicalised by Jeff Wayne.

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