Results tagged “BFI South Bank”

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With the arrival of the world on the capital's doorstep craving red telephone boxes, drizzle and scones, it's time to roll out the cultural blockbusters.

And with a confluence of circumstance and need that was the hallmark of a Charles Dickens' story, 2012 also sees the bicentennial of the author's birth.

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The birth of the debate on censorship of the moving image in Britain is thrust into the limelight by an event at BFI South Bank this week.

The fact the drowning of 38 people at the bungled launch of warship HMS Albion at Blackwall in 1898 was caught on film and then subsequently screened just days after the tragedy caused considerable controversy.

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Film director Ridley Scott became the 62nd recipient of a fellowship from the BFI last week.

The man behind Alien and Blade Runner discusses the pressures of command, his planned venture into 3D and the art of splattering a creature out of a man's chest.