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Annual Index 2013

The Sight & Sound Annual Index for 2013 is available to download and print here. The listings includes subject, director, film title, contributor and more and provides a comprehensive index of the entire contents of each Sight & Sound print issue over the course of the whole year.

With thanks to Patricia Coward, who has compiled it for us.

 

Our recent issues

  • Sight & Sound: the December 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the December 2014 issue

    The making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, plus David Thomson on westerns, the rise of Christianity movies, Winter Sleep, Leviathan, Life Itself and much more.

  • Sight & Sound: the November 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2014 issue

    Mike Leigh gets Romantic, Darwinian sci-fi and the birth of the Method. Plus Nightcrawler, ’71, Gone Girl, The Knick, Venice and Toronto, agnès b, Zabriskie Point…

  • Sight & Sound: the October 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the October 2014 issue

    David Fincher on Gone Girl, Peter Lorre, David Cronenberg and Maps to the Stars, Pawel Pawlikowski, 20,000 Days on Earth, Lauren Bacall.

  • Sight & Sound: the September 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the September 2014 issue

    The Greatest Documentaries of All Time poll, plus the documentary new wave, Laura Poitras, the Dardennes, Kelly Reichardt and Raymond Durgnat.

  • Sight & Sound: the August 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the August 2014 issue

    Richard Linklater on Boyhood, Steve McQueen on Do the Right Thing, action-blockbuster stars, China’s Fifth Generation, One Night in 1914 – and David Thomson on left-handed cinema.

  • Sight & Sound: the July 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the July 2014 issue

    Amma Asante on race, costume drama and Belle, Bruno Dumont on Juliette Binoche and Camille Claudel, Jane Campion on Cannes, Chinese classic Spring in a Small Town and the dark dreams of Dennis Potter.

  • Sight & Sound: the June 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the June 2014 issue

    Miyazaki Hayao takes flight with The Wind Rises, plus Jia Zhangke on A Touch of Sin, Amat Escalante on Heli, David Thomson on the cinema of World War I and the S&S Interview with Dario Argento.

  • Sight & Sound: the May 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the May 2014 issue

    Everything you needed to know about Hollywood before the censor, plus Walerian Borowczyk reappraised, Lukas Moodysson on We Are the Best!, John Michael McDonagh on Calvary and Jeremy Thomas, super-producer.

  • Sight & Sound: the April 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the April 2014 issue

    Jonathan Glazer on Under the Skin, David Mackenzie on Starred Up, Richard Ayoade on The Double, Mark Cousins on A Story of Children and Film and the S&S Interview with Jeremy Thomas.

  • Sight & Sound: the March 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the March 2014 issue

    Jim Jarmusch on Only Lovers Left Alive, Wes Anderson on The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lars von Trier’s Nymph()maniac and the many faces of Derek Jarman.

  • Sight & Sound: the February 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the February 2014 issue

    Joel and Ethan Coen on Inside Llewyn Davis, Steve McQueen on 12 Years a Slave, Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Altman’s The Long Goodbye and the S&S Interview with George Romero.

  • Sight & Sound: the January 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the January 2014 issue

    In our January issue: The best films of the year, plus Spike Jonze’s computer romance, Bong Joonho versus Harvey Weinstein and Alexander Payne and Bruce Dern on Nebraska.

  • Sight & Sound: the December 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the December 2013 issue

    In our December issue: lost in space with Gravity, in time with Computer Chess, at sea with Leviathan and in love with Blue is the Warmest Colour.

  • Sight & Sound: the November 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2013 issue

    In this issue: Gothic cinema from Universal to Hammer to Twilight – plus The Selfish Giant, Philomena, Captain Phillips and the peak of silent cinema.

  • Sight & Sound: the October 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the October 2013 issue

    In this issue: 40 years of The Wicker Man, plus The Great Beauty, Slavoj Žižek on cinema’s dark secrets, Claude Sautet’s noir classic Classe tous risques, Eddie Marsan’s stealthy success and James Benning on watching paint dry.

  • Sight & Sound: the September 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the September 2013 issue

    In this issue: Television special – the hidden gems of the small screen: when film directors make TV, plus Steve Coogan and Armando Ianucci on Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Breaking Bad, Satyajit Ray, Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours and Shane Carruth on Upstream Color.

  • Sight & Sound: the August 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the August 2013 issue

    In this issue: Frances Ha’s Greta Gerwig – the most exciting actress in America? Plus Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives, Wadjda, The Wall, Jean Grémillon and a Deep Focus on the essay film.

  • Sight & Sound: the July 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the July 2013 issue

    Richard Linklater on Before Midnight, plus Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, Abbas Kiarostami on Like Someone in Love, Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England and a full Cannes roundup. In print and digital from 7 June.

  • Sight & Sound: the June 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the June 2013 issue

    Neil Jordan’s vampire return Byzantium, Audrey Tatou in Therese Desqueyroux, Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children, Olivier Assayas’s Something in the Air, Tony Garnett, Marcel L’Herbier and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Sight & Sound: the May 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the May 2013 issue

    In this issue: Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, plus Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited!, In the Fog, Scarecrow, the history of the music videos and the roots of neorealism.

  • Sight & Sound: the April 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the April 2013 issue

    In this issue: Danny Boyle, Kristin Scott Thomas, Carlos Reygadas, Point Blank and Beyond the Hills.

  • Sight & Sound: the March 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the March 2013 issue

    Gael Garcia Bernal in Pablo Larraín’s No, plus Caesar Must Die, Somersault, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Montgomery Clift.

  • Sight & Sound: the February 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the February 2013 issue

    Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, Spielberg’s Lincoln and much more.

  • Sight & Sound: the January 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the January 2013 issue

    In this issue: Ang Lee’s 3D spectacular Life of Pi, plus the best films of 2012. In print and digital from 1 December.

  • Sight & Sound: the December 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the December 2012 issue

    Read about our new issue.

  • Sight & Sound: the November 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2012 issue

    The best of Venice, Toronto and the upcoming London film festivals: Sightseers, Rust and Bone, Ginger and Rosa and On the Road.

  • Sight & Sound: the October 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the October 2012 issue

    Holy Motors, Dredd, Lawless, Barbara, Chris Marker, David Thomson, Greil Marcus, Paul Fejos, Mary Pickford and the FBI.

  • Sight & Sound: the September 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the September 2012 issue

    In our redesigned, expanded new issue: The Greatest Films of All Time by 846 critics and 358 directors. Plus more pages, sections and columns, and a wider remit – from the business of film to artists’ movies.

  • Sight & Sound: the August 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the August 2012 issue

    The genius of Alfred Hitchcock: Guillermo del Toro on the Master of Suspense; plus Christopher Nolan, Patricio Guzmán, Bruce Lacey, Boris Barnet, Wolfgang Suschitzky and Andrew Kötting’s Swandown.

  • Sight & Sound: the July 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the July 2012 issue


    Thursday 21 June 2012

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