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  • Creative destruction: Better Books, Cinema 65 and the birth of the London film underground

    Henry K. Miller excavates the mid-60s bookshop where by night the likes of Jeff Keen, Bruce Lacey and John Latham attempted to wreck the print word.

    Henry K Miller
    Tuesday 24 July 2012

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    Christopher Nolan: escape artist

    In the space of just over a decade, Christopher Nolan has shot from promising British indie director to undisputed master of a new brand of intelligent escapism. Joseph Bevan anatomises his body of work.

    Joseph Bevan
    Wednesday 18 July 2012

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    ‘Working with Hitch’: Neil Brand on scoring Blackmail

    Writing a score for the restored version of Alfred Hitchcock’s last silent film, 1929’s Blackmail, gave composer Neil Brand new insight into the master’s techniques.

    Neil Brand
    Thursday 5 July 2012

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    Brighton bombshell: Jeff Keen

    In memory of the late “Peckinpah of the South Downs”, Jeff Keen, who died yesterday, we reprint Will Fowler’s profile written for the BFI’s 2009 retrospective of the artist’s work.

    William Fowler
    Friday 22 June 2012

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  • 4DX: Here come the feelies

    Just when you thought it was safe to shed your 3D glasses, the South Koreans have added another ‘dimension’ to the movies. Jasper Sharp returns from the east in some physical confusion.

    Jasper Sharp
    Thursday 21 June 2012

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  • Christoph Schlingensief: against taste, defying complacency

    Agata Pyzik explores the life’s work of a versatile provocateur who straddled art and exploitation.

    Agata Pyzik
    Tuesday 19 June 2012

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    Classical virtues: Shindo Kaneto and Yoshimura Kozaburo

    Japanese director Shindo Kaneto, famed for ghost classic Onibaba, died on 29 May at the age of 100. Alexander Jacoby pays tribute.

    Alexander Jacoby
    Thursday 31 May 2012

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  • Saura’s flamenco flights

    Carlos Saura’s 1980s ‘flamenco trilogy’, now released in a set of bare-bones DVDs, constitutes some of the boldest dance films ever made. As Mar Diestro-Dópido reports, on a recent visit to London the director provided all the background you need.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Wednesday 23 May 2012

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  • The battle of Chicago: The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    The Spook Who Sat by the Door might long have been recognised as one of the great African-American calls to arms – had it not been suppressed by the FBI, says David Somerset.

    David Somerset
    Wednesday 23 May 2012

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    The mark of Kane

    With Sight & Sound’s once-in-a-decade Greatest Film of All Time poll looming in 2012, David Thomson launches a series of occasional debates on the canon, here wondering whether Citizen Kane will – or should – retain its top spot.

    David Thomson
    Thursday 10 May 2012

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