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  • Waverley Steps: a day in Edinburgh

    Curator Patrick Russell is intrigued by the abiding romantic power of Waverley Steps, a 1948 evocation of the Scottish capital.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 21 October 2015

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  • Vintage 1920s fashions for Ken Russell’s Women in Love

    These original costume designs by Shirley Russell for her husband Ken’s erotic adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love represent an early example of the trend for vintage roaring 20s style.

    Claire Smith
    Thursday 8 October 2015

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  • How to make your first (silent) movie count

    This long tracking shot through a film studio is just one of the ways that the precocious young debut director Anthony Asquith announced his arrival in the 1928 film about filmmaking Shooting Stars.

    Bryony Dixon
    Wednesday 7 October 2015

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  • In pictures: highlights from the BFI LUMINOUS gala 2015

    Visual highlights from our fundraising gala celebrating the best of British film and film talent. Guests helped to raise over £430k to support the BFI National Archive 


    Wednesday 7 October 2015

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  • Chantal Akerman has died aged 65

    Akerman leaves behind a groundbreaking body of work, including the three-hour classic Jeanne Dielman.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

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  • The time Alec Guinness met Fidel Castro

    Cuba, 1959. The Batista regime has just been overthrown by Castro and his revolutionaries. Enter Alec Guinness, Noel Coward and Carol Reed to make a film of Graham Greene’s comic spy story Our Man in Havana…

    Vic Pratt
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

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  • Suffragettes in film

    How the battle for women’s suffrage in the early years of the 20th century was captured on film.


    Monday 5 October 2015

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  • Where to begin with Jia Zhangke

    With his latest film in this year’s BFI London Film Festival and the man himself appearing on stage and in conversation, now’s a good time to get up to speed with the work of modern Chinese master Jia Zhangke.

    John Berra
    Monday 5 October 2015

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  • John Guillermin (1925-2015)

    The late British director is worth remembering for much more than latter-day blockbusters The Towering Inferno and King Kong – his early career was packed with lively dramas and thrillers.

    Kevin Lyons
    Friday 2 October 2015

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  • Three to see at LFF if you like... animation

    Three hot tickets at this year’s BFI London Film Festival for all animation fans great and small.

    Justin Johnson
    Friday 2 October 2015

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