10 great films about Brits abroad
At the pictures, the Briton abroad is a varied beast. For every gregarious reveller, there are protagonists who are flustered, overwhelmed or put off balance by the experience of foreign climes. And for every Little Englander bristling at the way things are done in their exotic surroundings, there are those characters for whom trips abroad provide an essential escape from their own past and identity. Read more

10 great films about Brits abroad

At the pictures, the Briton abroad is a varied beast. For every gregarious reveller, there are protagonists who are flustered, overwhelmed or put off balance by the experience of foreign climes. And for every Little Englander bristling at the way things are done in their exotic surroundings, there are those characters for whom trips abroad provide an essential escape from their own past and identity. Read more

The 10 best Dennis Hopper performances
“Dennis Hopper was standing near me. He was telling me how he kills pigs in New Mexico with a .22 pistol and covers them with shaving cream and shaves the hair off.” This might read like an extract from a Bret Easton Ellis novel, but it is in fact taken from Eleanor Coppola’s entirely non-fictional memoir Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now. Hopper was consuming staggering quantities of cocaine during the notoriously debauched shoot of Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam war opus, as one might infer from his crazed performance as a photojournalist-turned-disciple of Marlon Brando’s truly insane Colonel Kurtz. But his turn here is no mere substance-addled pantomime… Read more

The 10 best Dennis Hopper performances

“Dennis Hopper was standing near me. He was telling me how he kills pigs in New Mexico with a .22 pistol and covers them with shaving cream and shaves the hair off.” This might read like an extract from a Bret Easton Ellis novel, but it is in fact taken from Eleanor Coppola’s entirely non-fictional memoir Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now. Hopper was consuming staggering quantities of cocaine during the notoriously debauched shoot of Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam war opus, as one might infer from his crazed performance as a photojournalist-turned-disciple of Marlon Brando’s truly insane Colonel Kurtz. But his turn here is no mere substance-addled pantomime… Read more