Strange daze head­ing our way

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Keep your cal­en­dar free for the Stranger Than Fic­tion doc­u­men­tary fes­ti­val, which kicks off at the Ir­ish Film In­sti­tute on Au­gust 16th. Among the films be­ing screened are An­ton Cor­bijn Inside Out, a piece on the great rock pho­tog­ra­pher; Very Ex­tremely Dan­ger­ous, Paul Duane’s study of a mu­si­cian turned bank rob­ber; and An­drew Gal­limore’s The Gen­tle­man Prize­fighter, an ex­am­i­na­tion of boxer Jim Cor­bett. Fur­ther de­tails will fol­low in these pages. EX­TER­MI­NATED the story.

“There isn’t a film. I can as­sure you defini­tively that was all non­sense,” he said. “The BBC own Doc­tor Who and, for the mo­ment, I run it for them. I can say that with author­ity be­cause, as far as the BBC is con­cerned, I’m the voice of Doc­tor Who. So if I say it, it’s true.”

So what was Yates up to? “I don’t think [he] was ever signed to it,” Mof­fat said. “I never signed him, so he’s not. But I think he’s [ex­pressed] an in­ter­est in do­ing it and he’s a very fine di­rec­tor and I think he’d cer­tainly be some­one that would be on the list for di­rect­ing such a project.” au­thor’s ap­pen­dices to The Lord of the Rings.

“Do we take this chance to tell more of the tale?” Jack­son pon­dered. “And the an­swer from our per­spec­tive as the film-mak­ers, and as fans, was an un­re­served ‘yes’.” This could go on for­ever.

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