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    Oshima Nagisa, 1932-2013

    The director’s militant refusal to fit in was reflected in his films, which sought to shock his audiences into seeing themselves more clearly.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 7 February 2014

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    Jesús ‘Jess’ Franco, 1930-2013

    An extraordinary 180-film career took the Spanish director from assisting Orson Welles to churning out horror and pornography, writes Stephen Thrower.

    Stephen Thrower
    Friday 7 February 2014

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    Elías Querejeta, 1934-2013

    The Basque producer helped transform an impoverished film industry in Spain, creating some of its most controversial movies, writes Tom Whittaker.

    Tom Whittaker
    Friday 7 February 2014

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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014

    Nick James remembers an actor who made us, and the movies, better.

    Nick James
    Wednesday 5 February 2014

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  • Antonia Bird, 1951-2013

    Mark Cousins pays tribute to the heat, ire, vision and persistence of his late friend and collaborator.

    Mark Cousins
    Tuesday 29 October 2013

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  • Patrice Chéreau, 1944-2013

    Trevor Johnston on the master of theatre, opera and film.

    Trevor Johnston
    Friday 11 October 2013

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  • Karen Black, 1939-2013

    Peter Tonguette on the soul of the 1970s’ New American Cinema.

    Peter Tonguette
    Thursday 15 August 2013

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  • Sheila Whitaker, 1936-2013

    Clyde Jeavons on the BFI archivist turned committed and ground-breaking writer and programmer who brought the London Film Festival to a wider public.

    Clyde Jeavons
    Monday 12 August 2013

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  • Bernadette Lafont, 1938-2013

    Ginette Vincendeau on the icon of the French New Wave icon and French cinema veteran.

    Ginette Vincendeau
    Tuesday 30 July 2013

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  • Mighty Ray Harryhausen

    Michael Brooke remembers the monster movie maestro who remodelled Hollywood.

    Michael Brooke
    Wednesday 3 July 2013

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