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Interview with Frank Harper of St George’s Day

Interview with Frank Harper of St George’s Day

Frank Harper is the writer, director and star of St George's Day, a new British gangster film that not only has plenty of twists and turns, but loads of laughs too. The Film Review caught up with him about making his first film. The Film Review: St George's Day is the first film you've directed. What was...

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Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace on Shut Up and Play the Hits

Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace on Shut Up and Play the Hits

Back in 2010, directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace decided to step away from music documentaries, following the release of their Blur-based documentary, No Distance Left to Run. However, just a few months later, the pair found themselves teaming up with LCD Soundsystem frontman, James Murphy, to create a...

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Talking frame-rate with THX’s Kevin Wines

Talking frame-rate with THX’s Kevin Wines

Recently, I spoke to Kevin Wines, THX's Director of Image Technology, about the recent push towards higher frame rates in film with the 48FPS shooting of The Hobbit.The frame rate in a film is the number of images in sequence that pass before your eyes within a single second. The default for cinema, currently, is...

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Tony Scott: A life behind camera

Tony Scott: A life behind camera

Another life is lost, another legacy left behind. On 19 August 2012, the film industry was left reeling by the loss of yet another of their own; the director and Briton, Tony Scott. From Top Gun to Domino, he painted a career that both his peers and the filmmakers of tomorrow will revere for years to...

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Indie Stream: YouTube and independent filmmaking

Indie Stream: YouTube and independent filmmaking

For those who wish to immerse themselves in the world of filmmaking, but without the trappings and limitations of the many studios who produce films that are often, at best, cookie-cutter "safe" products meant for mass consumption, there aren't many places left to go. Or rather, this was the case, before...

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Superhero Olympics

Superhero Olympics

With the likes of super-speedy Usain Bolt bombarding the 100m and Rebecca Adlington swimming her way to success, the London 2012 Olympics has never been more exciting to watch. But how would these professional athletes compare to the likes of our favourite superheroes and supervillains? We've put together a...

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Documenting the Buddhas of Aynak

Documenting the Buddhas of Aynak

Great stories lie in the most unexpected places, but surely a large mining project must be one of the most unlikely. Who would have thought that an area so matter-of-fact, so recondite, so lacking in gloss would produce a real corker. When Brent Huffman read a news report about the copper mining project at Mes...

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50 years on: Memorable Marilyn Monroe Moments

50 years on: Memorable Marilyn Monroe Moments

It's been half a century since the beautiful and talented Marilyn Monroe passed away, but her legend still shines on.  Known for her breathy voice, platinum blonde hair and voluptuous figure, the Californian actress was the star of many classic films. The pin-up actress was just 36 when she died...

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Olympics Top 10: Great sports movies

Olympics Top 10: Great sports movies

Don't you love a good sporting event? Both on the field and in the cinema. The London 2012 Olympics are well under way, and we're all feeling inspired. We could swim to victory, ride for that gold medal, run like our shoes are on fire. If they can do it, so can we, because the world is our...

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Kickstarted: crowdfunding films

Kickstarted: crowdfunding films

Attempting to garner funding for any project is extremely difficult if you happen to lack any kind of deal that certifies you as A Thing That Will Be Released. Publishers and studios are a solid foundation upon which to place your project, your hopes, and your dreams. But if you don't have that, fear not: you...

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