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Samuel Wigley

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

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  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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