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Daily Briefing. Visions and Adaptations

The visions are from the 1970s, the adaptations from the mid-19th century.

All eyes may have shifted to Toronto, but Venice still has a couple of kicks to deliver. Today belongs to Marco Bellocchio, and tomorrow evening, the Lions will be awarded before Whit Stillman closes this year's edition … Gary W Tooze recommends Olive Films' release on DVD of Visions of Eight (1973), a compilation of short documentaries by Miloš Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling, Yuri Ozerov and Michael Pfleghar on the 1972 Olympics in Munich (only one of them, by the way, Schlesinger's, references the "Munich massacre") … How to fill the hole left by Miramax: 1. Get Joe Wright (Atonement) to direct Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Watson and Olivia Williams in Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Anna Karenina; 2. Adapt Les Miserables — the musical, of course, not the book — sign Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) and Hugh Jackman and start talking to Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter … The Zurich Film Festival, now bigger than ever, has unveiled its lineup.

Bellocchio explains why he's revisited Nel nome del padre (In the Name of the Father, 1971). For news and tips throughout the day every day, follow @thedailyMUBI on Twitter and/or the RSS feed.

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