Filmed warfare was a new phenomenon at the time of the First World War and it was months before the British authorities allowed cameramen up to the front line. David Walsh of the Imperial War Museum discusses the restoration of THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME (1916), one of the first such films and long-held to be a classic of its kind.
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As the amount of digital material generated by universities increases every year, what can be done to preserve them for the future? Linda Ligios and Karen Colbron, King’s College London, are looking for solutions with Presto4U.
Adrian Cowell’s award-winning 1970 documentary The Tribe That Hides From Man about the Kreen-Akrore Indians is now available on DVD. Dr Elizabeth Ewart of the University of Oxford has gone to Brazil to watch the film with the original tribe and examines its complex legacy.
Michael Paris reviews Richard Attenborough’s film of the celebrated anti-war stage musica.
Professor Tony Howard reviews a guide that aims to extend our understanding of the ‘popular’ historically.
Dr Jon Burrows reviews the first academic monograph on the the Mitchell and Kenyon Collection.
Celebrated filmmaker and historian Kevin Browlow reviews the BFI’s guide to UK moviemakers.
John Riley reviews a production of Shostakovich’s take on the Shakespeare play.