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    Wolfgang Suschitzky obituary: a cameraperson of the world

    Patrick Russell commemorates the photographer and cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky, who has died aged 104, and we republish a centenary tribute and list of 19 of his finest film accomplishments.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 12 October 2016

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  • Andrzej Wajda obituary: Poland’s man of memory

    Michael Brooke remembers the towering Polish director of Kanal, Ashes and Diamonds, The Promised Land, Man of Iron, Danton and Katyń – ”one of the key custodians of his country’s conscience”, who has died at the age of 90.

    Michael Brooke
    Monday 10 October 2016

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  • RIP Herschell Gordon Lewis, the godfather of gore

    The gleeful wind-up artist behind gruesome exploitation breakthroughs Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs was truly Brutal! Evil! Ghastly Beyond Belief, says Stephen Thrower.

    Stephen Thrower
    Tuesday 4 October 2016

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  • Michael O’Pray obituary: Film and Video Umbrella founder who helped artists’ film flourish

    David Curtis on the professor, writer and curator who championed experimental filmmakers from Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol to Derek Jarman, Bill Viola, Jan Švankmajer and the Brothers Quay.

    David Curtis
    Friday 23 September 2016

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  • Paul Cox, 1940-2016

    Australia’s most prolific film director was a staunchly independent poet of human difference and connection, writes Victoria Duckett.

    Victoria Duckett
    Friday 5 August 2016

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  • V.F. (Victor Francis) Perkins, 1936-2016

    Alexander Jacoby on the co-founder of Movie magazine and author of the seminal study Film as Film, both a passionate film fan and a perceptive scholar.

    Alexander Jacoby
    Friday 5 August 2016

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  • Mania Akbari on Close-up

    The filmmaker Mania Akbari, who played the driver-protagonist of Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten in 2002, remembers her first encounter with his life-changing cinema.

    Mania Akbari
    Friday 8 July 2016

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  • Abbas and me

    Geoff Andrew remembers the private side of the late Abbas Kiarostami.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 6 July 2016

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  • Abbas Kiarostami, 1940-2016

    The most celebrated of Iranian filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami expanded the frame of documentary and narrative fiction forms in human dramas that resonated with international audiences, writes Ehsan Koshbakht.

    Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

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  • Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

    Tom Charity on the Oscar-winning writer-director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate: an artist whose extravagance served to shut the door on Hollywood’s 1970s golden age.

    Tom Charity
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

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