Travel back in time for dinner at Krakow’s castle with Hans Frank, the mass-murdering, Chopin- adoring governor general of most of Poland. Think the thoughts of the emperor and poet Hadrian (“Animula vagula blandula”). Visit Montparnasse, Berlin, London, the Republic of Gilead. These classic novels take you there:
I’ll never be able to watch Michael Caine again without thinking of “ The Trip ,” a mockumentary in which British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon do sidesplitting imitations of various movie legends.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that U.S. President Barack Obama handled criticism from actor Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention with class as both politicians seek re-election in coming months.
When Paul Heth showed up in Moscow after the Soviet Union disbanded, the former U.S. soldier had nothing more than $600 and a love of movies. Now he’s taking on some of Russia’s wealthiest men in a race for box office riches.
“Skyfall,” the latest James Bond film and the third starring Daniel Craig, led the U.S. and Canadian box office with a franchise-record $87.8 million in ticket sales for Sony Corp. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
A 1964 Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in “Goldfinger” and fitted with twin machine guns may fetch as much as $10 million at a London auction as 007 fans and collectors battle for James Bond’s favorite car.