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Christopher Nolan Curates BFI Series on the Influences of ‘Dunkirk’

25 May 2017 5:09 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

“I spent a lot of time reviewing the silent films for crowd scenes –the way extras move, evolve, how the space is staged and how the cameras capture it, the views used,” Nolan said earlier this year when it came to the creation of his WWII epic Dunkirk, referencing films such as IntoleranceSunrise: A Song of Two Humans, and Greed, as well as the films of Robert Bresson.

Throughout the entire month of July, if you’re in the U.K., you are lucky enough to witness a selection of these influences in a program at BFI Southbank. Featuring all screenings in 35mm or 70mm — including a preview of Dunkirk over a week before it hits theaters — there’s classics such as Greed, Sunrise, and The Wages of Fear, as well as Alien, Speed, and even Tony Scott’s final film.

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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk To Play At BFI Southbank On July 13

24 May 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Running from 1-31 July, BFI Southbank are delighted to present a season of films which have inspired director Christopher Nolan’s new feature Dunkirk (2017), released in cinemas across the UK on Friday 21 July.

Christopher Nolan Presents has been personally curated by the award-winning director and will offer audiences unique insight into the films which influenced his hotly anticipated take on one of the key moments of WWII.

The season will include a special preview screening of Dunkirk on Thursday 13 July, which will be presented in 70mm and include an introduction from the director himself.

Christopher Nolan is a passionate advocate for the importance of seeing films projected on film, and as one of the few cinemas in the UK that still shows a vast amount of celluloid film, BFI Southbank will screen all the films in the season on 35mm or 70mm.

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Lorna Gray, Queen of Shorts and Serials at Columbia and Republic Pictures, Dies at 99

1 May 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lorna Gray, who appeared on the big screen with John Wayne, Buster Keaton, Boris Karloff and The Three Stooges and, billed as Adrian Booth, starred in many 1940s Republic Pictures serials and Westerns, has died. She was 99.

The actress died Sunday at her home in Sherman Oaks, her niece, Pam Loe-Watson, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Born Virginia Pound on July 26, 1917, in Grand Rapids, Mich., she won the Miss Michigan beauty pageant and worked as a model, singer and in a vaudeville show before making her movie debut in Paramount Pictures' Hold 'Em Navy (1937), starring Lew Ayres.

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