Quentin Falk talks about his new biography of British filmmaker Charles Crichton

The history of classic British films is littered with supreme examples of serial collaborations between director and cinematographer: Freddie Young and David Lean, Ossie Morris and John Huston, Chris Challis and Jack Cardiff with Powell and Pressburger.  But surely trumping all those for at least sheer abundance has to be the remarkable association of Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC ASC and Charles Crichton, which spanned a dozen films across more … Read more

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“British Style”

British Style Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC British Style Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC Born and raised in a tiny village of 10,000 in the middle of America. Flat farm lands as far as the eye could see. The cinema was our only hope to believe our dreams fulfilled. … Read more

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“Nothing but the truth”

Nothing but the truth Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC HFRPS Nothing but the truth Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC HFRPS Here I am, completely enthralled, watching a low-budget B&W film made in 1946. Yet I am unable to sit through the first twenty minutes of “the biggest and best … Read more

Celebrating Slocombe

To say that cinematographer Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC ASC, who passed away on 22 February 2016, aged 103, had a varied film career would be a huge understatement. Even from early-on in his career, his adventures behind the camera would become the stuff of legends, so much so that an entire page of Sight & … Read more

A Brand New International Film Event In Bristol – Cinema Rediscovered

Cinema Rediscovered (Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st July 2016), is a brand new international film event taking place in Bristol, UK and the surrounding region. Taking inspiration from the pioneering Il Cinema Ritrovato festival which took place recently in Bologna, Italy, Cinema Rediscovered celebrates great films back on the big screen, giving audiences an opportunity to discover – or indeed … Read more

Remembering Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC

British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC, who passed away on 22 February 2016, aged 103, was regarded as one of Britain’s greatest cinematographers – an award-winner, noted for his high contrast shooting style, and a key figure in both British and American filmmaking – from classic Ealing comedies such as Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949) … Read more