He tries desperately to appear wise and clever to people, taking to wearing all black, sunglasses indoors, holding impressive works of literature in the hope that passers-by will be interested, telling the manager of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris that their essay section is disappointing (despite not having any suggestions on how to improve it).
If this sounds insufferable to you, then perhaps Tunnel Vision isn’t for you.
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Car chases have been a part of cinema since the early days. Once filmmakers worked out that something moving – and moving fast – is exciting to watch, they began putting in chases of all kinds. After all, it isn’t called a motion picture for nothing. So here are some iconic car chases. Bullitt The […]
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As a run-through for Bond, it might be the movie that convinces the 007 producers to pay attention to what Elba’s fans have been yelling for all this time.
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The world is in shock after Friday’s horrific events in Paris. This is the second time this year that Parisians have had to suffer a sudden murderous attack. Following the murders of cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo in January, the slogan Je Suis Charlie was take up across the world as a rallying cry for freedom […]
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“I was really struck by how many Irish writers had moved to Paris and made their home here, even writing in French. I wanted to celebrate that.”
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As if living in Paris and working at one of the most famous bookshops in the world wasn't enough, Fallon and fellow bookseller Terry Craven have co-founded de Selby Press with the intention of publishing Irish writers based in France.
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By Niall McArdle The Eiffel Tower is 125 today. Did you know it was supposed to dismantled in 1909? You can read the history of the design and construction here. Engineer Gustave Eiffel also designed the dome of the Nice Observatory, Pest Railway Station in Budapest, and the metallic structure of the Statue of Liberty, […]
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