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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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  • 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

  • Voting for the Sight & Sound poll... in 1962

    We dig out some of the responses sent in 50 years ago for the Sight & Sound poll in 1962 that first enshrined Citizen Kane as the Greatest Film of All Time.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Features

  • Then and now: Red Desert reviewed

    As Michelangelo Antonioni’s unsettling vision of life in a forbidding industrial landscape is rereleased, we round up today’s reviews and compare them with what critics said in 1964.

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    Features

  • The Dark Knight Rises nets £1m in advance IMAX bookings

    With still two days to go before it opens on Friday 20 July, The Dark Knight Rises – The IMAX Experience has taken over £1 million in advance bookings at London’s BFI IMAX, the biggest cinema screen in Britain.

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    Announcements

  • Amicus and the art of the film poster

    As legendary British horror studio Amicus celebrates its 50th anniversary, we take a look at illustrator Tom Chantrell and the film poster art that time forgot.

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Features

  • Hitchcock’s The Ring streams live online

    As the restored version of Hitchcock’s 1927 boxing melodrama The Ring is unveiled at Hackney Empire, digital arts service The Space will stream the event live online.

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Announcements

  • Film Fund films at Edinburgh

    Four films part-financed by the BFI Film Fund number among the 121-strong line-up of feature films at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    Features

  • Architecture award for BFI archive

    The BFI’s pioneering new film storage facility wins a RIBA award.

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

    Features

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