Meanwhile, the trickle of rescheduling announcements became a flood. But even as many distributors whisked their products out of harm’s way, others decided to confront the uncertainty of lockdown head on. Curzon Artificial Eye, a company with a distribution wing whose recent successes include Cold War and The Souvenir, as well as a chain of arthouse cinemas and its own streaming platform, Curzon Home Cinema, opted to stick as closely as possible to its planned release schedule, albeit through streaming rather than cinemas. “Basically, there were two reasons that we were going to survive,” says the head of Curzon, Philip Knatchbull. “One was because of Parasite” – the UK release of the Oscar-winning Korean film had been a huge critical and financial success – “and the other was because of Curzon Home Cinema.” He adds: “We are hurting enormously. We are losing I don’t know how much a week. We don’t have any grants or … [Read more...] about The future of film: can cinema survive Covid-19?
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Samsung will reportedly skip bundling a power adapter on its smartphones starting next year. As per the Korean news site, ETNews, the phone maker is considering the move to cut costs that are expected to further rise as new technologies such as folding screens and 5G connectivity make their way onto more phones. The expected timeline suggests Samsung’s next flagship set of Galaxy S phones could be the first to ditch in-box accessories and won’t affect the company’s upcoming new Galaxy Note phones. … [Read more...] about Samsung may not bundle chargers with its future phones to cut costs
9 – Chris Basham's assist was his first in the Premier League since August 2010 (for Blackpool), 9 years and 323 days ago. This is the fourth-longest gap between assists in the competition, and longest since Robbie Blake in October 2009 (10 years and one day). Longevity. #SHUTOT pic.twitter.com/YUKMlDWpez … [Read more...] about Sheffield United vs Tottenham LIVE REACTION: Stream online, TV channel as Blades cut Spurs defence apart – Prem updates
John Bevan, then 13, was living in Durham at the time. “I went to see them train maybe 10 times, on an almost daily basis. I mean, what else are you going to do?” he says. “My memory is that there was almost no one else there, and there was certainly nothing approaching security. You just walked in. They were absolutely charming. We’d stay for a while – an hour, two hours, whatever. We knew who they were, particularly Lev Yashin, who by common consent was the best goalkeeper in the world ever. They had this training routine where they’d have a couple of people on the wing and then half a dozen on the edge of the box, and they’d put over crosses and just volley them at Yashin. I have this memory of Yashin stepping to his right to punch this ball away which was going into the top corner, and punching it all the way into the other half. I remember telling my parents about the different atmosphere on the two sides of the road: the Russians were … [Read more...] about 1966 World Cup: how apathy turned to joy in England’s golden summer
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