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  • Life Just Is: a filmmaker’s journal

    Working on his debut feature, Alex Barrett kept a record of every stage of production – an intriguing insight into the life of a low-budget filmmaker.

    Alex Barrett
    Wednesday 5 December 2012

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  • Godard’s telegram

    Scheduled to give a lecture at the BFI in 1968, Jean-Luc Godard never showed up. Instead came a telegram…

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 3 December 2012

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  • Ridley Scott: a career in pictures

    To celebrate Ridley Scott’s 75th birthday, we present a selection of behind-the-scenes images of the great director at work.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 30 November 2012

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  • The BBFC files: Trash

    Scenes of intravenous drug use caused a headache for the 1970s censor board. The BBFC’s senior archivist Jen Evans rumages through the Trash file.

    Jen Evans
    Friday 30 November 2012

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  • BFI Most Wanted: our discoveries so far

    The BFI’s international search for 75 ‘missing’ British films has turned up some real treasures, but the hunt goes on…

    Josephine Botting
    Thursday 29 November 2012

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  • ‘This is a play!’ – breaking the fourth wall

    Is it time for television to rediscover its experimental edge and bring the ‘fourth wall’ crashing down again?

    Anna Coatman
    Wednesday 28 November 2012

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  • The BBFC files: The Killing of Sister George

    ‘By far the most explicit scene of lesbian physical love that has ever been submitted’ – the censor report on a boundary-pushing drama.

    Jen Evans
    Tuesday 27 November 2012

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  • Exploring The Shining at the Kubrick Archive

    Offering an exciting glimpse into the making of The Shining, archivist Richard Daniels introduces some of the treasures of the Stanley Kubrick Archive.

    Richard Daniels
    Monday 26 November 2012

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  • That Ealing moment: The Man in the White Suit

    Is this Ealing’s most cynical scene? Curator Mark Duguid remembers a morally twisted moment in the 1951 comedy The Man in the White Suit.

    Mark Duguid
    Monday 26 November 2012

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  • The Grierson Awards 40 years on

    The 40th edition of the Grierson Awards revealed the modern British documentary in fine fettle. But what would John Grierson himself have made of the contenders?

    Catherine McGahan
    Saturday 24 November 2012

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