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Flip the script: how Here Today defies the grim fate for screenwriters on film

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John August, who has written several Tim Burton films including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, had harsh words for anyone thinking of putting a screenwriter at the centre of their script: “It shouldn’t be a surpri...

From pazza to partenze: Conte defies Cassano criticism as Inter march on

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As Inter prepared to extend their winning run to an 11th consecutive match, one former employee was calling for the manager to be sacked. “They don’t play well!” protested Antonio Cassano during his weekly appearance ...

‘Special’ Karim Benzema defies time and critics to lead Real Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane does a nice line in gentle smiles and gentler put downs, little glimpses of what a hassle the whole dealing-with-the-media thing can be sometimes. But often he seems to enjoy it too and this was one of...

Osinbajo defies expectations as Nigeria’s vice-president

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The role of vice-president is one that John Adams, the first person in the US to hold the position, called “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived”. Nigeria’s Patience Jonathan captured...