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  • Steel on film: the white heat of change

    As our celebration of steelmaking on screen gets underway, Mark Miodownik explains how steel and celluloid share the same awesome power.

    Mark Miodownik
    Tuesday 29 January 2013

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  • Gallery: A Liar’s Autobiography exhibition

    Props and models for the 3D adaptation of Python Graham Chapman’s life story showcase the work of some of the best British animation studios.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 25 January 2013

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  • Genres: where to draw the line?

    Tasked with bringing some order to the BFI’s film database, Jóse de Esteban asks whether it’s still useful to pigeon-hole films with genre terms.

    Jóse de Esteban
    Thursday 24 January 2013

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  • Charles Laughton’s Texas tale

    Curator Josephine Botting reveals how a reel of film found in a Sussex home sheds unexpected light on a time actor Charles Laughton spent in Texas in the 1950s.

    Josephine Botting
    Tuesday 22 January 2013

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  • Remembering Michael Winner

    The late Michael Winner was interviewed on stage at BFI Southbank three times in his final years. Curator Vic Pratt remembers a charming and flamboyant showman.

    Vic Pratt
    Tuesday 22 January 2013

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  • Underground: a souvenir programme from 1928

    Take a look inside an attractive 1928 programme for Anthony Asquith’s Underground.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 22 January 2013

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  • Michael Winner 1935-2013

    Michael Winner, the exuberant British director of Death Wish, has died aged 77.

    Nick James
    Monday 21 January 2013

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  • BFI screens long-lost Laurel and Hardy print

    Laurel and Hardy’s underrated last film, the island adventure Atoll K, is unveiled in its long-thought-lost extended version.

    Uli Ruedel
    Monday 21 January 2013

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  • Making waves: the new Senegalese cinema

    BFI Southbank’s African Odysseys continue with The Pirogue, a seagoing drama which hints at a resurgence for a troubled Senegalese national cinema.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 17 January 2013

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  • Shooting the message #6: Pukka Films

    Our series on modern corporate film returns with a look at Pukka Films, a dynamic production company pledging to deliver the art of film to businesses.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 16 January 2013

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