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Eastern Europe is an area of the world which is rife with folklore, legend, myth and fairy tale. These stories are more often than not as bleak and unforgiving as the stark living condition and bitterly inclement climate. It’s fair to say that 19th century Estonia was probably not a great time and place to …

Since their domestication thousands of years ago, dogs have been man’s best friend. Loyal, obedient, protective, loving. Our cinema screens have been graced by some truly great canine performances – Lassie, Red Dog, Marley and Beethoven all won over hearts, if not always minds. Indeed, the latter starred in a whopping eight film series and …

The Donbass is a region is eastern Ukraine or south-western Russia, depending on your perspective. Given its geographical location, the area has had a rather turbulent and colourful history since the land was first populated in the 17th century. In 2014, it became the arena for Vladimir Putin’s latest muscle-flexing land grab/reclamation project, despite some …

James Cagney had one of the most interesting career arks in twentieth century Hollywood. He started out in cinema playing the tough guy in films during the 1930s and 1940s. The likes of Angels with Dirty Faces, The Public Enemy and White Heat made his name. Frustrated with being typecast, he always wanted more and …

Myths, legends and fairy tales have long fascinated humans, permeating into just about every society and culture around the world. Folklore, passed down by word of mouth, song and eventually through the written word, still plays an integral role in many communities. These stories have often been thinly-veiled cautionary tales or moralistic parables to control …

Last month we lost one of the greatest composers of the modern era. Although André Previn had huge success working in jazz and classical music, aside from an appearance in a hilarious Morecambe and Wise sketch, he’s probably best remembered for his work on films. In a glittering career he received thirteen Oscar nominations, including …

Named after the former German chancellor, the Bismark was one of a pair of fast battleships which were the largest and most powerful built under the Third Reich. It was the pride of the German fleet and became a focal point of nationalistic fervour. However, despite its formidable reputation it wasn’t destined to play a …

Gloria Grahame was not your usual Hollywood star. Despite being obsessed by her looks later on in her career (to a worrying degree) her contract was sold by MGM to RKO because she ‘hadn’t what it takes’ to be successful. She had four husbands, one was the son of another (who she was caught in …

Bette Davis was an indomitable presence on screen. In a career which spanned over sixty years she became one of the most recognisable faces of cinema. She is undoubtedly one of the Hollywood greats and an actress who is still celebrated today. Her formidable talent was rewarded with a raft of awards including two Oscars …

In retrospect, the British Empire wasn’t exactly a glowing success story given the toll it has taken on the countries we conquered. The same could be said for the actions of almost all colonial nations. Sudan is a country no stranger to subjugation and itself once held power in the region under the Kush. In …