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Featured Articles

Spaces of TV: Production, Site and Style

Until the 1990s, most British TV was shot on video in the studio, with film used only for exteriors. What impact did physical space have on both changing modes of production and television aesthetics?

The Film Space

A new free teaching resource aims to encourage and build an understanding and appreciation of moving images, in all forms, for those in full-time education. Its co-founder, Ian Wall, fills in the blanks.

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Recent Reviews

  • The Andromeda Strain

    Dr Miles Booy reviews the 2008 sci-fi mini series upon its release to DVD.

  • Misinformation

    Professor Martin Iddon discusses a collection of COI documentaries tracked by Mordant Music.

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Dr Stacey Abbott looks again at an unsung classic on 1930s cinema now on Blu-ray.

  • 100 Animated Feature Films

    Professor Paul Wells looks at the BFI’s book on the best 100 animated features.

  • Basics of Filmmaking: The Language of Film

    We review a guide to film aimed at students and staff.

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