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Samuel Wigley

Samuel edits the news section of bfi.org.uk. He is also a contributor to Sight & Sound, Total Film and The Guardian.

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  • Happy 50th anniversary, Mr Bond

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Dr No, we present the script pages of the scene that first introduced secret agent James Bond to the screen.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Features

  • Hitchcock’s Champagne: the 1928 pressbook

    Take a look inside the original 1928 pressbook for Alfred Hitchcock’s Jazz Age comedy Champagne.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    Features

  • Filling silence: Mira Calix scores Champagne

    One of nine composers commissioned to score the new restorations of Hitchcock’s silent films, Mira Calix discusses her music for Champagne.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Interviews

  • Hitchcock’s Champagne streams live online

    As the BFI presents the restoration premiere of Hitchcock’s Champagne with a new live score, the event will stream simultaneously on The Space.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Announcements

  • World’s earliest colour moving images on view

    The world’s earliest colour film footage is seen in motion for the first time in over a century at Bradford’s National Media Museum.

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    Features

  • BFI Film Fund films at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012

    As the 37th Toronto International Film Festival begins, we profile the programme’s eight BFI Film Fund-backed features.

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    Features

  • Launch of the 56th BFI London Film Festival

    Hundreds of print and online journalists gathered at the Odeon Leicester Square this morning for the launch of the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Features

  • Designing covers for BFI Film Classics

    As the groundbreaking BFI Film Classics book series celebrates its 20th anniversary with 12 new collectors’ editions, we take a look at the newly commissioned covers, showcasing some of the best of contemporary British design and craft-making.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    Features

  • Then and now: The Lodger reviewed

    With The Lodger, Alfred Hitchcock’s early classic about a mysterious killer haunting the foggy streets of London, rereleased nationwide in a brand new BFI restoration, we sample this week’s reviews and dig out some of the original critical reactions to compare.

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    Features

  • The unveiling of the Greatest Films of All Time

    Sight & Sound magazine has announced the long-awaited results of its once-a-decade poll of critics to determine the Greatest Films of All Time. In a room packed with writers, film programmers and curators, many of whom were voters in the poll, editor Nick James began a countdown through the top ten to reveal that Vertigo (1958) had ousted Citizen Kane (1941) from its half-century reign at number one.

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Features

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