Tag Archives: CinemaScope

318. Battleship Potemkin

Sergei Eisenstein devised montage for black and white and silent film. How have sound, colour and digital extended his theories?

259. THX-1138

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas was an avant-garde filmmaker whose sole interest was in making highly experimental short films.

238. Great Shots – Part Three

What makes for a great shot? Beauty? The lens? Lighting? Combine them and you have more than just an image.

236. Great Shots – Part Two

What makes for a great shot? Beauty? The lens? Lighting? Combine them and you have more than just an image.

202. #Shakespeare400

He died in 1616 but the fact that over four hundred films have been made from his plays shows how much The Bard knew about human nature.

201. The Most Influential Films Ever Made – Part One

The films that really changed the course of cinema are often the ones few people have seen.

156. The Apartment

With six Oscars, five WGAs, a DGA and the Palme d’Or, Billy Wilder’s career was so blazing you’d be forgiven for saying, “Well, somebody’s perfect.”

152. Mad Max: Fury Road

Most action films are fuelled by testosterone. But Fury Road has so much estrogen coursing in its engines, let’s call it Mad Maxine.

150. The Bridge on the River Kwai

With this Oscar winning classic, David Lean stopped being an ‘English filmmaker’ and became an ‘international star director’.

141. Once Upon a Time in the West

Sergio Leone’s masterpiece doesn’t only reference American westerns. He also drew inspiration from an English film.

Moving Pictures: From Hollywood to Silicon Valley

This extended video-essay examines the innovations at the heart of cinema, focusing on how cinema is coping with the move from Hollywood to Silicon Valley.

98. Peter Weir – Master and Commander

Peter Weir: 6 Oscar nominations, no wins. No other living director has been so denied the statuette. Does it matter?

8. The Innocents

This adaptation of Henry James’s novella has influenced a host of chillers from Rosemary’s Baby and The Shining, to The Others and Shutter Island.

6. The Hustler

Paul Newman was nominated for his performance of ‘Fast Eddie’ Felson, a talented but callow pool shark. Robert Rossen’s adaptation was nominated for 9 Oscars.


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