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  • John Coates (1927-2012)

    From Yellow Submarine to The Snowman, the late John Coates was the producer behind some of Britain’s most fondly remembered animation.

    Jez Stewart
    Wednesday 19 September 2012

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  • Shooting the message #4: A&N Creative

    Following a rich heritage of ‘corporate cartooning’, the special appeal of animation has been turned to advantage by A&N Creative.

    Patrick Russell
    Friday 14 September 2012

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  • World’s earliest colour moving images on view

    The world’s earliest colour film footage is seen in motion for the first time in over a century at Bradford’s National Media Museum.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 13 September 2012

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  • Anna Karenina: on-screen style icon

    As director Joe Wright’s reimagining of Anna Karenina hits cinemas, Claire Smith and Nathalie Morris look back at one of cinema’s enduring style icons.

    Claire Smith, Nathalie Morris
    Wednesday 12 September 2012

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  • Scripts and screenwriters

    To coincide with the new series of BFI/BAFTA Screenwriters’ lectures, an exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates the art of screenwriting.

    Nathalie Morris
    Monday 10 September 2012

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  • Puzzling over Vertigo

    As Hitchcock’s Vertigo is rereleased nationwide, Geoff Andrew ponders the steady rise in critical esteem of a cruel and complex film now considered the ‘greatest ever made’.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 7 September 2012

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  • BFI Film Fund films at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012

    As the 37th Toronto International Film Festival begins, we profile the programme’s eight BFI Film Fund-backed features.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 6 September 2012

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  • Launch of the 56th BFI London Film Festival

    Hundreds of print and online journalists gathered at the Odeon Leicester Square this morning for the launch of the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 5 September 2012

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  • Restoring Hitchcock #3: finding the best materials

    In this third glimpse behind the scenes of the BFI’s project to restore Alfred Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films, curator Bryony Dixon introduces the principles of ‘technical selection’.

    Bryony Dixon
    Monday 3 September 2012

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  • Shooting the message #3: Casual Films

    Curator Patrick Russell continues his series of field reports on modern ‘communications’ filmmaking with an account of Casual Films, a youthful company with a back-catalogue running to 2,250 titles for everyone from Unilever and Asda to Friends of the Earth.

    Patrick Russell
    Friday 31 August 2012

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