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In memory of David Bordwell, the ‘Aristotle of cinema study’

One of the greatest of all contemporary critics, David Bordwell was a tireless champion of film art whose eloquent work on film style and narrative have transformed our understanding of the history of cinema.

By James Naremore

In memory of David Bordwell, the ‘Aristotle of cinema study’
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Paolo Taviani obituary: younger of the Palme d’Or winning Taviani brothers

By Pasquale Iannone

Paolo Taviani obituary: younger of the Palme d’Or winning Taviani brothers
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Norman Jewison obituary: award-winning director of In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck and The Thomas Crown Affair

By David Parkinson

Norman Jewison obituary: award-winning director of In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck and The Thomas Crown Affair
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Ventura Pons obituary: leading and prolific Catalan filmmaker

By Maria Delgado

Ventura Pons obituary: leading and prolific Catalan filmmaker
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Glynis Johns obituary: veteran British star of Mary Poppins and Miranda

By Josephine Botting

Glynis Johns obituary: veteran British star of Mary Poppins and Miranda
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Otar Iosseliani obituary: Georgian director of inimitable, idiosyncratic fables

By Geoff Andrew

Otar Iosseliani obituary: Georgian director of inimitable, idiosyncratic fables
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Paul Watson obituary: British pioneer of fly-on-the-wall documentary

By Nick Bradshaw

Paul Watson obituary: British pioneer of fly-on-the-wall documentary
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Joss Ackland obituary: prolific character actor from White Mischief to Lethal Weapon 2

By David Parkinson

Joss Ackland obituary: prolific character actor from White Mischief to Lethal Weapon 2
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Terence Davies obituary: farewell to a British master of poetic cinema

By Michael Koresky

Terence Davies obituary: farewell to a British master of poetic cinema
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David McCallum obituary: The Great Escape, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Sapphire & Steel star

By David Parkinson

David McCallum obituary: The Great Escape, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Sapphire & Steel star
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Michael Gambon obituary: The Singing Detective, Maigret and Harry Potter star

By David Parkinson

Michael Gambon obituary: The Singing Detective, Maigret and Harry Potter star
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Horace Ové obituary: director who opened the door for Black British filmmaking

By Ashley Clark

Horace Ové obituary: director who opened the door for Black British filmmaking
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Michael Parkinson obituary: era-defining broadcaster and talkshow host

By Dick Fiddy, Marcus Prince and others

Michael Parkinson obituary: era-defining broadcaster and talkshow host
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Jess Search obituary: Doc Society founder and tireless champion of independent documentary

By Charlotte Cook

Jess Search obituary: Doc Society founder and tireless champion of independent documentary
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William Friedkin obituary: maverick Hollywood director of The French Connection and The Exorcist

By Adrian Martin

William Friedkin obituary: maverick Hollywood director of The French Connection and The Exorcist
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Carl Davis obituary: film and TV composer known for his beloved silent film scores

By Neil Brand

Carl Davis obituary: film and TV composer known for his beloved silent film scores
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Jane Birkin obituary: British star who became a French pop culture sensation

By Ginette Vincendeau

Jane Birkin obituary: British star who became a French pop culture sensation
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Derek Malcolm obituary: renowned British film critic and LFF director

By Nick James

Derek Malcolm obituary: renowned British film critic and LFF director
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Keith Learner obituary: unsung wizard of British animation

By Jez Stewart

Keith Learner obituary: unsung wizard of British animation
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Julian Sands obituary: British star of A Room with a View and Arachnophobia

By David Parkinson

Julian Sands obituary: British star of A Room with a View and Arachnophobia
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David Meeker obituary: film archivist who played a pivotal role in growing the BFI National Archive

By Josephine Botting

David Meeker obituary: film archivist who played a pivotal role in growing the BFI National Archive
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Glenda Jackson obituary: British screen star of Elizabeth R and Sunday Bloody Sunday

By David Parkinson

Glenda Jackson obituary: British screen star of Elizabeth R and Sunday Bloody Sunday
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Pema Tseden obituary: filmmaker who defined Tibetan cinema

By Tony Rayns

Pema Tseden obituary: filmmaker who defined Tibetan cinema
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Leslie Hardcastle obituary: longtime BFI controller with transformational impact

By Ian Christie

Leslie Hardcastle obituary: longtime BFI controller with transformational impact
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Raquel Welch obituary: screen sensation who transcended sex-symbol roles

By Christina Newland

Raquel Welch obituary: screen sensation who transcended sex-symbol roles
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Carlos Saura obituary: leading Spanish auteur of Cría cuervos

By Mar Diestro-Dópido

Carlos Saura obituary: leading Spanish auteur of Cría cuervos
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Hugh Hudson obituary: Chariots of Fire and Greystoke director

By David Parkinson

Hugh Hudson obituary: Chariots of Fire and Greystoke director
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Sylvia Syms obituary: defiant British screen star of Ice Cold in Alex and Victim

By David Parkinson

Sylvia Syms obituary: defiant British screen star of Ice Cold in Alex and Victim
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Gina Lollobrigida obituary: Italian screen star and acclaimed photographer

By Pasquale Iannone

Gina Lollobrigida obituary: Italian screen star and acclaimed photographer
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