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  • We have never been Star Trek

    Gerry Canavan slingshots around a lifetime of allegiance to the Star Trek Ideal – and the series’ very fallible reality.

    Gerry Canavan
    Thursday 8 September 2016

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  • Where no fan had gone before: 50 years of Trekkies

    You want audience engagement? As Star Trek turns 50, Kevin Lyons looks back at the ‘mother fandom’.

    Kevin Lyons
    Thursday 1 September 2016

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  • From the Magazine

    The great levelling: ‘expanded cinema’ and the humbling of the movies

    In the post-film projection world, mutated versions of movies demand a new language, argues Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 5 August 2016

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  • The Projectionists

    Inside out: eight images of the industry that underpinned old-school movie magic, from a series by Richard Nicholson.

    Nick Bradshaw, Richard Nicholson
    Friday 5 August 2016

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  • From the Magazine

    Friends in high places: Alex Cox on Sid and Nancy at 30

    Never mind the punk scene: Alex Cox’s 1986 portrait of the ill-fated union between Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen was meant to be more of a portrait of tragic waste, so far as he now recalls…

    Alex Cox
    Thursday 4 August 2016

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  • Barry Lyndon, Euro-cynic

    Stanley Kubrick’s picaresque appraisal of a continent torn between its noble ideals and dissolute reality suddenly seems so not very 250 years ago, says Phil Hoad.

    Phil Hoad
    Sunday 24 July 2016

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  • From the Magazine

    Fantastic voyages: how VR became a reality

    A brave new world of virtual reality film is dawning, but will it prove as exhilarating and disorienting for modern viewers as the experience of early cinema was for the audiences who watched the Ciotat train arrive at the station in the Lumières’ short in 1896? By Marisol Grandon.

    Marisol Grandon
    Friday 8 July 2016

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  • From the Magazine

    Thurston Moore’s top 10 punk rock films

    For our special issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk, the Sonic Youth musician picks a personal canon of punk-cinema classics.

    Thurston Moore
    Friday 8 July 2016

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    Long arm of the lore: Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man

    Mauled by the studio, obsessed over by fans, deconstructed by academics, remade with Nicolas Cage – yet the pagan British weirdness of The Wicker Man remains fresh. Unveiling The Final Cut in 2013, its director recalls the making of a myth to Vic Pratt.

    Vic Pratt
    Monday 4 July 2016

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    Silk and steel: the life of Olivia de Havilland

    On the eve of her 100th birthday, Farran Smith Nehme celebrates the career of the last of the great pre-World War II Hollywood stars, a woman who was not only a fabulous performer but also a thorn in the side of the studios, winning a key legal battle for which every actor in Tinseltown owed a debt of gratitude.​

    Farran Smith Nehme
    Wednesday 29 June 2016

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