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Carry On Girls!

Whether it’s Barbara Windsor’s seaside-postcard bubbly blonde, Joan Sims’ hysterically historical leading lady, Hattie Jacques’ authoritarian maiden aunt, or Valerie Leon’s statuesque strumpet, the Carry On girls were stoic, sexy, and fiercely
November 15, 2023

1971: 100 Films From Cinema’s Greatest Year

1971 was a great year for cinema. Robert Altman, Dario Argento, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leone, George Lucas, Sam Peckinpah, Roman Polanski, Nicolas Roeg and Steven Spielberg, among many others, were
September 7, 2023

Vampire Cinema: The First 100 Years

Written by acclaimed cultural historian, Christopher Frayling, Vampire Cinema: The First 100 Years emerges from the publishing vaults into the harsh light of day this October. Those familiar with Frayling’s work will know
October 27, 2022

The Art Of Film: Terry Ackland-Snow

You may not know his name, but you certainly know his work. Terry Ackland-Snow has worked on more than 80 feature films, including two James Bonds (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and The
February 20, 2022

The Art And Soul Of Dune

Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, Dune, was the starting point. A novel that won award after award—and, despite being discussed as the archetypal ‘un-filmable’ novel—went on to inspire an hugely successful TV and
November 1, 2021

The Art Of Making Movies: Gus Van Sant

This October, Laurence King Publishing will be releasing the first book to focus on the creative process of iconic filmmaker Gus Van Sant. Written by Katya Tylevich, The Art Of Making Movies: Gus Van Sant,
September 28, 2021

Celebrating Guillermo del Toro

With Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated film Nightmare Alley slated for release on 17th December, and his live-action Pinocchio set to arrive on Disney+ in early 2021, it’s looking very much like a Del
September 23, 2021
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