The five best TV pilots being filmed right now

The five best pilots that are being filmed right now and will debut thus autumn if picked up. THE CORRECTIONS – Jonathan Franzen is onboard as writer/producer for the series based on his celebrated novel. Noah Baumbach is slated to direct, and the cast includes Ewan McGregor, Dianne Wiest, Chris Cooper, Greta Gerwig, Maggie Gyllenhaal,…

Are we losing languages?

It sounds implausible but, according to UNESCO, around ten languages really do die out each year. And it is estimated that half of the living languages in the world are under threat of extinction. While the WWF and other similar organisations strive to save breeds of animals from extinction, it’s worth noting that languages are…

Jacques Cousteau documentary

Broadcast into millions of homes around the world from 1966 to 1976, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau documentaries chronicled the sub-aquatic explorations of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his crew aboard RV Calypso. For the first time, the entire series is available on DVD. The former French naval officer, who died in 1997 aged 87, was…

The Pacific Theatre

If you ask people who’ve fought in a war, they’ll often tell you that it’s not like it’s portrayed in the movies. For a start, the noise is different. Hollywood creates the noise people think war sounds like and gives them that audio experience, rather than what you really hear among the bodies and bullets.…