David Lean

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Steven Spielberg at the Five Came Back world premiere in New York in 2017. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty

Before making an argument about a beautiful circularity in the film business, we should dampen down some of the overheated chatter about Steven Spielb(...)

Cinema poster of Walt Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People (€100-€150), Fonsie Mealy.

Though mostly binned after the final credits have rolled, cinema posters have become valued items for collectors, with some achieving astronomical pri(...)

Director Martin Scorsese: ‘[Old films] are among the greatest treasures of our culture, and they must be treated accordingly’. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty

If you dipped into social media this week you could be forgiven for believing that Martin Scorsese was under attack from a legion of detractors. Look (...)

Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972). The mafia drama was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Oh no. The champion of the untrue truism is back. He’s pressing you into the corner of the train carriage and puffing up to bore-for-Europe dimensions(...)

Robert Mitchum in a scene from Ryan’s Daughter. Photograph: Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images

When the Ryan’s Daughter crew of 200 colonised the Dingle peninsula for the making of his film in 1969, the director David Lean took over the newly-bu(...)

Timothée Chalamet: Dune is a blockbuster that won’t get delayed. Right? Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty

When Denis Villeneuve signed up for one of pop culture’s great white whale hunts, he can’t have imagined the project would take on an emblematic quali(...)

Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield

Armando Iannucci has had a bad idea for a film here. There are fewer feature adaptations of David Copperfield than you might think (it’s a full 50 yea(...)

My, your majesty, what brown eyes one’s got

Will the “blue-eyed community” call for a boycott of The Crown? We learnt last week that the people behind that absurdly lavish soap opera have decide(...)

Albert Finney: the actor in Karel Reisz’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Albert Finney Born: May 9th, 1936 Died: February 7th, 2019 There were endless revelatory moments in British cinema and theatre as the 1950s fizzed in(...)

Albert Finney: the actor in 1985. Photograph: Fox/Hulton/Getty

Albert Finney, one of the actors who helped change British theatre and film in the early 1960s, has died after a short illness, at the age of 82. He (...)

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