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  • Why I love... Schalcken the Painter

    A classic TV ghost story, Schalcken the Painter is the spine-tingling tale set in 17th-century Holland about a Dutch painter haunted by a spectre.

    Graham Fuller
    Monday 18 November 2013

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  • Why I love... Night of the Eagle

    This creepy 1962 witchcraft thriller anticipates Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives in its story of dark forces at work in middle-class suburbia.

    Josephine Botting
    Wednesday 13 November 2013

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  • Vivien Leigh: a photographer’s dream

    Remember the Vivien Leigh ‘look’ with our collection of stills and portraits of the glamorous film legend.

    Nigel Arthur
    Tuesday 12 November 2013

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  • Your questions answered on BFI.NETWORK

    The BFI Film Fund took to Twitter to answer your questions about the newly launched BFI.NETWORK. Here’s the conversation in full.


    Tuesday 12 November 2013

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  • If you enjoyed When Coal Was King...

    For those fascinated by the BBC’s When Coal Was King, curator Patrick Russell suggests some onward journeys into our nation’s industrial past on film.

    Patrick Russell
    Thursday 7 November 2013

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  • Remembering Vivien Leigh

    Vivien Leigh continues to fascinate modern audiences 100 years after her birth. Kendra Bean looks back over her too-short career.

    Kendra Bean
    Tuesday 5 November 2013

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  • When Coal Was King

    King Coal has been roused again! The BFI National Archive has been working with the BBC on a new television documentary, When Coal Was King.

    Ros Cranston
    Friday 1 November 2013

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  • Just another Day in the Life of Television?

    On the 25th anniversary of the BFI’s One Day in the Life of Television, senior curator Steve Bryant writes about journeys and changes in television.

    Steve Bryant
    Friday 1 November 2013

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  • Past lives: Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre

    Werner Herzog is famous for making films so personal they’re often downright eccentric. So, as Geoff Andrew explains, when the German auteur decided to ‘remake’ a classic vampire movie, the result was as far from formulaic as it gets.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 30 October 2013

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  • Why I love... Bela Lugosi’s Dracula

    Bela Lugosi was cinema’s first official Count Dracula. Curator John Oliver remembers seeing this cobweb-strewn 1931 classic at an impressionable age…

    John Oliver
    Friday 25 October 2013

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