Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Banlieue 13 (District B13) is here!

This French action film screened at TIFF last fall. It was one of my favourites then and now it's playing in T.O.! Here's my posting from the time. Here's the NYT review, but reviewer Nathan Lee seems to have Damien, Cyril Raffaelli's undercover cop character, mixed up with that of Douglas Belle, who actually plays Leito, the slum-dwelling […]

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Fri, June 2 2006 » Film, Main Page » Comments Off

Some things never change

Check out this video set to Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth (seen first at Zerby's blog). In some ways, it's a bit sad that a song about the struggles of 40 years ago can be so easily married to images from today.

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Fri, June 2 2006 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off

Guy Goma update – He didn't get the gig

A catch-up: Guy Goma, the poor dude who went to the BBC for a job interview on May 8 and wound up on live TV talking about the Apple vs. Apple lawsuit, has apparently been passed over for a gig by the Beeb. However, a Dublin web has designer started a petition to ask the BBC […]

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Fri, June 2 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

'Is a story worth a life?'

Jonathan Baker, who recently finished a five-year stint as the BBC's world news editor, talks about keeping journos safe in these dangerous times for the craft. An excerpt: We earnestly believe it when we say that no story is worth a life. But we also believe in getting as close to the action as we safely […]

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