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On beauties and their beasts

Disney’s animated 1991 version of the classic tale is fuelled by women’s erotic impulses and a view of men as monsters – as are so many other versions, from Jean Cocteau to Angela Carter, as Marina Warner explored in our October 1991 issue.

By Marina Warner

On beauties and their beasts
From the Sight and Sound archive

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation

By Folke Isaksson

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Monte Hellman made westerns unlike any before or since”: Quentin Tarantino hymns Ride in the Whirlwind

By Quentin Tarantino

“Monte Hellman made westerns unlike any before or since”: Quentin Tarantino hymns Ride in the Whirlwind
Features

When the lights went out: cinemas during World War II

By Henry K Miller

When the lights went out: cinemas during World War II
From the Sight and Sound archive

“You never stop moving! You never go anywhere!”: the final scene of Shampoo

By Sheila O'Malley

“You never stop moving! You never go anywhere!”: the final scene of Shampoo
From the Sight and Sound archive

“American audiences’ greater education seems to have evaporated”: Jack Nicholson interviewed in 1974

By John Russell Taylor

“American audiences’ greater education seems to have evaporated”: Jack Nicholson interviewed in 1974
Features

There’s a good girl: Promising Young Woman and the virgin/whore trope

By Hannah McGill

There’s a good girl: Promising Young Woman and the virgin/whore trope
Features

Believe the hype? What NFTs mean for film

By Pamela Hutchinson

Believe the hype? What NFTs mean for film
Features

No success like failure – a natural history of the film maudit

By J. Hoberman

No success like failure – a natural history of the film maudit
From the Sight and Sound archive

Dirk Bogarde: a class act

By Nick James

Dirk Bogarde: a class act
Festivals

By us, about us, for all: why films by trans people matter for everyone

By Thomas Flew

By us, about us, for all: why films by trans people matter for everyone
Features

A chance to catch eight shorts by documentary pioneer and poet Cecilia Mangini

By Ruairí McCann

A chance to catch eight shorts by documentary pioneer and poet Cecilia Mangini
Features

Pimple and the tramp: the fickle fortunes of a silent comedy star

By Bryony Dixon

Pimple and the tramp: the fickle fortunes of a silent comedy star
Features

The rise of the deepfake

By Dominic Lees

The rise of the deepfake
Features

Mapping calamity in real time: the first wave of pandemic documentaries

By Adam Benzine

Mapping calamity in real time: the first wave of pandemic documentaries
Features

Handling the truth: documenting conspiracy in the age of misinformation

By Jonathan Romney

Handling the truth: documenting conspiracy in the age of misinformation
Features

In the beginning: cinema’s murky origin story

By Peter Domankiewicz

In the beginning: cinema’s murky origin story
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice

By Margaret Hinxman

“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice
In partnership with JNTO

A cinephile’s guide to Japan

By Jasper Sharp

A cinephile’s guide to Japan
Features

The many faces of Arsène Lupin

By Pamela Hutchinson

The many faces of Arsène Lupin
In partnership with JNTO

Kawase Naomi: looking from the outside in

By Jasper Sharp

Kawase Naomi: looking from the outside in
From the Sight and Sound archive

“I am NOT going to write my memoirs!”: Gloria Swanson talks pictures

By Rui Nogueira

“I am NOT going to write my memoirs!”: Gloria Swanson talks pictures
Features

“You gotta really get the politics right”: Shaka King on filming Black Power and protest

By Nicholas Russell

“You gotta really get the politics right”: Shaka King on filming Black Power and protest
In partnership with JNTO

Tokyo rising: how Japan’s new wave rose – and broke

By Donald Richie

Tokyo rising: how Japan’s new wave rose – and broke
Festivals

Rotterdam round-up: the best of the 2021 IFFR

By Kambole Campbell

Rotterdam round-up: the best of the 2021 IFFR
Features

Ways of filming: Mike Dibb in profile

By Matthew Harle

Ways of filming: Mike Dibb in profile
From the Sight and Sound archive

Funeral in Berlin: Marlene Dietrich and Germany

By Gertrud Koch

Funeral in Berlin: Marlene Dietrich and Germany
In partnership with JNTO

Eight new visions of Japan on screen in 2021

By Jasper Sharp

Eight new visions of Japan on screen in 2021
From the Sight and Sound archive

Wolves, lambs – and Clarice Starling: the rise of the serial killer in 1990s cinema

By Amy Taubin

Wolves, lambs – and Clarice Starling: the rise of the serial killer in 1990s cinema
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