The Glamour of Autumn

Telegraph reader Alistair Homer: “I saw your request for autumn pictures and I thought I’d submit this picture which was taken at Black Pond on Esher Common, Surrey. Just as I was about to press the shutter a stick came whistling over my shoulder and hit the water with a large splash, promptly followed by a black Labrador, completely ruining my photographic moment of autumnal tranquility and I thought, my perfectly mirrored reflection of the beech tree and its spreading boughs. After the dog had left, with stick in mouth and the small waves had had turned to ripples, the scene presented a very different reflection. The autumnal colours of the beech leaves, to me, look like flames.”

Tourists enjoy a rare burst of sunshine in Cambridge as they punt down the River Cam in front of a glorious autumnal display.
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A tourist does a handstand under an autumnal tree in Hyde Park, London
Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


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New James Bond Theme: Skyfall

Skyfall by Adele is the new theme of the the 23rd James Bond movie. If you still haven’t listen to it then you should! It has this moody tune which is really nice! It is the theme of the new James Bond movie.

Skyfall was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and features a 77-piece orchestra. According to it’s producer Paul Epworth, it is “dark and moody”. Epworth said they worked hard to give it, “the James Bond feeling”. He added: “I think you will need to see the film and see where the song happens in the context of the film…. and it will all make sense.” (source)

The song was number one within 10 hours of being released (at 00:07 BST), overtaking last week’s official UK number one Gangnam Style, that crazy guy’s song.

Here is the lyrics video of Skyfall:

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Must See Photos: Extreme Weather

The biggest dust storm in living memory rolls into Phoenix on July 5, 2011, reducing visibility to zero. Desert thunderstorms kicked up the mile-high wall of dust and sand.

Multiple lightning bolts strike in a summer monsoon thunderstorm southwest of Tucson, Arizona.

Ice blown off Lake Geneva, Switzerland, covers trees, cars and a promenade during a severe cold spell in February 2012. A cold front hit Europe with temperatures plummeting far below zero, killing several hundred people.

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Gold iPhone 5 for a Change?

Liverpool designer Stuart Hughes has announced a limited edition of 100 18ct gold iPhone 5s at a whopping £21,995 each. His company say they will kit out the 64GB version handset with gold and diamond furnishings. Mr Hughes claims to have previously made an iPhone 4S Elite Gold for £6 million for an unnamed Australian businesswoman. Man I want one of these!? Oh may be not a gold iPhone! (Source)

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Les Misérables, This Christmas’s Screen Adaptation

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Love musicals? Here’s one of the movies that you shouldn’t miss. Les Misérables is an upcoming British musical drama-film which is based on the world famous French novel by Victor Hugo under the same name, in which a prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption. As everyone knows that this ain’t the first adoptation of the novel, for sure.

The 2012 movie is  directed by Tom Hooper—who is the director of the Oscar winning movie The King’s Speech. And the screen play is written by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. The movie cast list includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Tveit.

The movie tells the story of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread. He agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine, and must avoid being captured again by Javert, a police inspector. And it is to be released on 25 December 2012 in US and in 11 January 2013 in UK.

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Cloud Atlas: Upcoming Epic Sci-Fi

Watch this first!

Interested? If you like Sci-fi’s then you don’t wanna miss this one. Cloud Atlas is a upcoming movie based on David Mitchell’s novel under the same name.

The official synopsis for Cloud Atlas describes the movie as “an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.”

The film premiered on September 9, 2012 at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. And it is set to be released on October 26, 2012 in the United States. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film in the United States and Canada, and Focus Features International handles sales and distribution for other territories.

  • Theatrical poster

    Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

  • Director: Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
  • Writer:  Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski (Screen Play)
  • Producers: Grant Hill, Stefan Arndt, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
  • Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant (Full Cast)
  • Release date: September 8, 2012 (Toronto International Film Festival)/ October 26,    2012 (US)
  • Run Time: 164 minutes
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Pic of the Day

Sam Heath aka Sam Bubbleman engulfs a woman inside a bubble on the South Bank in London. He holds nine world records, including fitting 50 people inside a bubble, creating 56 bubbles inside another and the world’s largest bubble, measuring 500 cubic feet. Sam is set to create the world’s first bubble art exhibition at the Grand Marnier Bubble Bar at the Britannia in Hackney on Friday 21 September.

© Picture: Rosie Hallam / Barcroft Media

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