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TV Viewing Without The TV Set

HDTV has bought the television industry some more time, but the growth of Internet video means its business model looks shaky.

Comedy Film Project for Women Launched

A new women's scriptwriting workshop hopes to eke out great British comedy films of tomorrow.

London Film Festival 2008

The LFF presents a mouth-watering line-up of distractions from the credit crunch

Is Real's DVD Ripper A DRM Too Far?

RealNetworks' RealDVD allows you to rip your DVDs to HD, but also adds more DRM argues one commentatorRob Glaser, RealNetworks CEO, hasn't had a lot of winners lately so we bet the idea of helping you copy your Hollywood DVD sounded like a great way to strike it rich...again.

EIFF 2008 Programme Launch

The EIFF breaks away from its traditional August slot for a fortnight of film in June.

Watch The Century of Self online

The BBC's fascinating series about the shadow cast over the 20th Century by the ideas of Sigmund Freud.The Century of Self is an excellent four-part series from the BBC about the influence of Freud's ideas on the 20th Century.

Read the review below, or just watch (note there is stuttering in first few seconds).

Four Oscars for Coen Brothers

No Country For Old Men is big winner on Oscar night 2008.It was the Coen brothers' night as they scooped the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay awards at the Oscars last night.

No Country For Old Men (An Extract)

Joel & Ethan Coen may win an Oscar for their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel No Country For Old Men. Read an extract and get a discount on the book.

The Oscars voting system

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ballot system is still done in the same way as it was in 1936 - by hand.

This is a description of how the Academy decides Oscar-winners.

Oscar's Accountants Take Spotlight

The Academy likes Oltmanns and Rosas, the secretive agents of Oscar, to be safe and dull.Monty Python's sketch about the chartererd accountant who wanted to become a lion tamer (watch on YouTube) may have had fun sending up this "dull, dull, dull" profession.