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Museums and the Movies: Bridge to Terabithia

June 25, 2015

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There are plenty of movies to choose from, where museums feature prominently. In others, museums only make a fleeting appearance, but still those short scenes can often be pivotal. Such as in the movie Bridge to Terabithia (2007), based on a children’s novelof the same name from 1977 by Katherine Paterson. Bridge to Terabithia is the story of two junior high school kids, both considered outsiders by their peers, who forge a tentative friendship and lose themselves in the fantasy world they create. Aspiring artist Jess comes from a […]

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The Minion Museum of Art

June 22, 2015

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So, I’ve never seen either of the ‘Despicable Me’ animated movies, but I was aware of who the Minions are. And although it hadn’t been on my radar before today, I am now also aware that their very own Minion spin-off movie is about to be released. After travelling via Mehringdamm U-Bahn station in Berlin this morning, how could I not be. Or ‘Miniondamm’, as it is now currently known, in one of the most hilarious advertising campaigns I’ve come across in a while. The […]

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Museums & the Movies: The Mummy

June 6, 2014

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You can’t go for long discussing museums and movies before you come across Ancient Egypt and mummies (in fact, we’ve already come across this theme in a previous edition of my ‘Museums & the Movies’ series). One significant movie in this genre is The Mummy itself, which features a museum that makes several appearances. Actually, so does its sequel, but one movie at a time! The Mummy (1999) Location: Cairo, Egypt Starring: Museum of Antiquities For those not familiar with the story, The Mummy starts […]

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Museums & the Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

May 15, 2014

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As we have seen in previous editions of Museums & the Movies, a film doesn’t need to be centred entirely round a museum, for the museum scenes to be significant or memorable. A prime example of this is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which packs a punch in under two minutes. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Location: Chicago, USA Starring: Art Institute of Chicago The premise of this 1980s coming-of-age comedy is simple: high school senior Ferris Bueller decides to play sick, skip school and spend […]

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Museums & the Movies: Bringing Up Baby

April 25, 2014

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It’s been a while since the latest edition of ‘Museums & the Movies‘, but being laid up ill in bed for almost two weeks did have its upsides – lots of time to catch up on my favourite museum films! One of the earliest movies on my ‘Museums & the Movies’ list, is the 1938 screwball comedy ‘Bringing Up Baby’. It actually only briefly features the starring museum at the beginning and the end, but the museum is pivotal to the movie’s plot. Bringing Up Baby […]

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Museums & the Movies: Hart to Hart

June 7, 2013

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For the latest edition of ‘Museums and the Movies’, I have to confess one of my guilty pleasures: my most favourite TV series ever is ‘Hart to Hart’! There, I’ve said it and I’m not ashamed. When I was younger, Jennifer Hart was my hero. Not only did we share a name, she was beautiful and smart and married to the love of her life. Well, I guess we have more in common than just our names ;) Anyway, it turns out that there is […]

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