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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Franco Citti, 1935-2016

    Celluloid Liberation Front remembers the eternal face of Pasolini’s vanished vulgar Italy.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

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  • Ettore Scola, 1931-2016

    Pasquale Iannone on the a versatile director and leading light of the post-war Comedy Italian Style.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

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  • Video on: the cinema in David Bowie

    The late Starman put us all inside his show, says Frances Morgan.

    Frances Morgan
    Friday 15 January 2016

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  • Alan Rickman, 1946-2016

    Michael Brooke on “our generation’s James Mason or Basil Rathbone”, a man who strode the screen with variously urbane, ominous and self-deprecating authority.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 14 January 2016

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  • Warren Mitchell, 1926-2015

    Andrew Roberts on the ‘funny foreigner’ who became Alf Garnett.

    Andrew Roberts
    Tuesday 1 December 2015

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