The Haunting of Hill House creator reveals how season 1 and season 2, Bly Manor, are related
The ghosts are set to return, but with a big difference“At its foundation, the Haunting series is very much about haunted spaces and haunted people. The way we make those things dance together is really going to be what’s uniform about Hill House and Bly,” Flanagan told Vanity Fair, before hinting at a change of direction for the Netflix series that will feature the same cast returning to portray different characters in a new setting.
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Sofia Coppola thinks having children has changed her approach to filmmaking.
The 49-year-old director - who has Romy, 13, and Cosima, 10, with husband Thomas Mars - has admitted she now has less time to sit around and "daydream" about movie projects.
She shared: "There's a moment when you have little kids and you're working and thinking, 'Who are you?'
"You get lost in the shuffle, and then you find your way. I don't feel like that now, but there was a moment I had to figure it out. As a writer I used to stay up all night, but when you have kids you can't.
MPs go back to work, as the prime minister urges the rest of the UK to do the same
Boris Johnson is facing one of the toughest tests of his premiership as he attempts to persuade parents to send children back to school and workers to return to their offices. On the day MPs return to the Commons after the summer recess, schools in England and Wales are re-opening, with the government desperately hoping for a mass return to classrooms.Ministers believe getting children back to school is vital to end the widespread working from home which has turned city centres into ghost towns and led to massive job losses on the high street.
"As a writer you need hours to daydream. Then, suddenly, it's 'babysitter for two hours - be creative!' It was a whole different shift."
Sofia's new film, 'On the Rocks', is a "father and daughter buddy story".
And the acclaimed filmmaker has admitted the movie was partially inspired by her own father, legendary director Francis Ford Coppola.
Sofia - who previously helmed the award-winning 'Lost in Translation' - told the Sunday Times newspaper: "I have so many memories and quotes from my dad, and that relationship was really impactful on me.
"Felix is made up, yet there are elements of my dad. He was bigger than life to me growing up. But Felix is this international playboy, so he's a combination of my dad and my dad's friends.
"Also, my father-in-law is a fun big character. It is a bunch of figures in my life from that generation."
Matt Dawson makes rare move by sharing lovely picture with wife to announce split
A Question Of Sport host Matt Dawson and his wife Carolin have confirmed their shock split after 11 years
Gallery: Hollywood daredevils: These stars almost died on set! (BANG Showbiz)
When you sit down at the cinema or settle down in front of your television to watch the latest blockbuster or action romp you will usually be amazed by the feats you see on screen.Of course CGI is used in most films to create the death-defying stunts that wow audiences but many actors are still prepared to put their bodies on the line for our entertainment - sometimes with severe consequences.These are the top 10 stunts that went wrong...
Whilst filming the biographical film ‘Ned Kelly’, in 1969, Mick Jagger was injured by a pistol, which backfired, forcing the metal into his hand. Jagger had been filming for Kelly’s final shootout with the police when the accident occurred. The accident may have been a stroke of luck though, as it inspired Jagger to write the Rolling Stones classic ‘Brown Sugar’. Jagger explained “I was trying to rehabilitate my hand and had this new kind of electric guitar, and I was playing in the middle of the outback and wrote this tune.”
In pursuit of realistic-looking stunts, Stallone opted for real hits as often as possible when filming 1985’s ‘Rocky IV’. # Stallone told co-star Dolph Lundgren to “just try to knock me out. Really cut loose as hard as you can”. However, Stallone underestimated Lundgren's strength and admitted that “he hit me so hard he almost stopped my heart". Looking back, Stallone accepts “That was a really stupid thing to say. Next thing I know, I’m on a low-altitude plane to the emergency room, and I’m in intensive care for four days”.
‘Police Story’ is one of Jackie Chan’s most popular and most dangerous films. In the 1985 action film, the climatic stunt involved Chan throwing himself off a balcony in a shopping centre, grabbing a pole covered in light bulbs, sliding down it and then dropping off it through a glass roof and onto a decorative house. The stunt didn’t go to plan and Chan sustained serious burns on his hands from the lights and the hard landing dislocated Chan's pelvis and injured two vertebrae in his spine. Fortunately, the shot was good enough to keep the first take - hopefully he wouldn’t have tried it again!
Michael J. Fox
When filming ‘Back to the Future Part III’ Michael J Fox agreed to actually hang from the rope to help make the strangulation scene in the 1990 film look more realistic. Fox was supposed to hold the rope away from his throat with his hands in order to prevent actual strangulation. However, at one point, the actor let go of the rope and was actually strangled, to the point of him passing out. Fox remembered his suffering saying, "It was a full 30 seconds before anyone noticed. Thankfully Bob Zemeckis, a fan of mine though he was, realised that I wasn't that good of an actor".
Whilst filming for 2003’s psychological horror ‘Gothika’, Halle Berry broke her arm. Robert Downey Jr. had to roughly grab her limb in accordance with the script, but he "grabbed my arm the wrong way and broke it," Halle revealed. This is not the only on-set accident Berry had suffered, as she nearly choking to death whilst making 007 film ‘Die Another Day’, and hit her head on solid concrete during the filming of ‘The Call’.
George Clooney has never been the same since the stunt gone wrong in 2005’s ‘Syriana’. During a torture scene, Clooney cracked open his skull. Which would have been bad enough, but the subsequent debilitating full-body pain suggested something more serious was wrong. After visiting a neurologist, Clooney found out that he had a two-and-a-half-inch rip in the middle of his back, a half-inch tear in his neck and was leaking spinal fluid to the point out of his nose. Clooney’s pain management specialist told him, “You can't mourn for how you used to feel, because you're never going to feel that way again.”
Charlize Theron was almost paralysed attempting a stunt for 2005’s ‘Aeon Flux’. She had been acting in a scene during which she fell on her neck. Revealing it could have been the end of her career and a normal life, she said, “I was a centimetre away from being completely paralysed for the rest of my life.” Afterwards, Theron was left dealing with “eight years of pain management, where I just couldn’t get rid of the spasms and the nerve damage. I ended up having a (neck) fusion".
Isla Fisher’s impressive underwater stunt in ‘Now You See Me’, released in 2013, was supposed to have safety measures in use to protect the actress, but they failed and the Fisher had to save herself. Fisher’s escapologist character performs a trick where she escapes from a tank submerged in water and tied with chains. But Isla became entangled and couldn’t get out of the water or call for help. She explained, ''They had a guy who was off camera, but he was a long way away with a can of oxygen ... by the time I realised I couldn't get up and beckoned for him, I realised that I had run out of air.'' Luckily after two-and-a-half terrifying minutes underwater she “got out before it went even more horribly wrong”.
Schumacher has nothing to prove in F1 Eifel GP FP1 debut - Leclerc .
Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel have both voiced their support for Mick Schumacher on the eve of his official Formula 1 debut in FP1 at the Nurburgring . © LAT Images Schumacher 'has nothing to prove' in FP1 debut Formula 2 championship leader Schumacher will drive the Alfa Romeo of fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Antonio Giovinazzi in the Friday morning session, in what are expected to be tricky cold and wet conditions.