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  • Carla Lane, 1928–2016

    Liverpool’s great sitcom tragi-comedist, co-writer of The Liver Birds, Bread and Butterflies, has died at the age of 87, writes Lisa Kerrigan.

    Lisa Kerrigan
    Wednesday 1 June 2016

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  • This bird has flown: elegy to Victoria Wood

    Comedy producer Hannah Mackay gives it up to Victoria Wood, a great British comedian who saw all of us and shared our love.

    Hannah Mackay
    Friday 22 April 2016

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  • Tony Conrad, 1940-2016

    William Fowler and William Raban pay tribute to modernist master of both flicker film and drone music, who brought an effortlessly human charm and idiosyncrasy to bear in his live art.

    William Fowler, William Raban
    Monday 18 April 2016

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  • Jan Nemec, 1936–2016

    Michael Brooke on one of Czech cinema’s most prodigious talents and uncompromising nonconformists, whose career was derailed by the post-1968 repression of the Prague Spring.

    Michael Brooke
    Tuesday 22 March 2016

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  • Designing dreams and nightmares: Ken Adam on his finest sets

    The late, great movie production designer reflects on his most indelible set constructions, from Dr. No to Dr. Strangelove, in these excerpts from a 2012 interview with Ian Christie.

    Ian Christie
    Monday 14 March 2016

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  • Ken Adam, 1921-2016: a tribute in pictures

    The production designer Ken Adam, who created the stages for both Stanley Kubrick and James Bond, has died at the age of 95. We look back at his extraordinary work in sketches and photographs, accompanied by Adam’s own quotes from the Sight & Sound archive.


    Friday 11 March 2016

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  • Douglas Slocombe, 1913-2016

    From real-life entanglements with the Nazis to Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark via the heyday of Ealing Studios, the veteran cinematographer Douglas Slocombe saw and filmed the whole gamut. By Nick Bradshaw.

    Nick Bradshaw
    Tuesday 23 February 2016

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  • Andrzej Zulawski, 1940-2016

    Author of some of the cinema’s most delirious visions, the Polish-French director Andrzej Żuławski provided the likes of Romy Schneider, Isabelle Adjani and Sophie Marceau with their most memorable roles, writes David Thompson.

    David Thompson
    Tuesday 23 February 2016

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  • Gallery: The departed, 2015

    A visual homage to some of the key figures in film who passed away in 2015, to accompany the roll-call in our March 2016 issue.

    Naiel Ibarrola, Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Tuesday 9 February 2016

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  • Jacques Rivette, 1928–2016

    Jonathan Romney on the most covert of all the French New Wave gang, a visionary who juggled themes of performance and plot while opening up film form to the experience of duration in films like Céline and Julie Go Boating and the monumental Out 1.

    Jonathan Romney
    Sunday 31 January 2016

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