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London Short Film Festival programme annnounced by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-12-17 09:51:17

17 December 2016 1:51 AM, PST | | See recent news »

We Are The Lambeth Boys The London Short Film Festival has announced the full programme for its 14th edition, which will run from January 6 to 15 2017.

Among the festival highlights is a night entitled David Bowie Sound & Vision, a series of screenings at 19 Picturehouse cinemas across the UK. The showcase, featuring Michael Armstrong's The Image, Alan Yentob's The Cracked Actor and Julien Temple's Jazzin' For Blue Jean, aims to tell the story of his career, taking in three decades, from his experimental beginnings of the Sixties to the golden era of the Seventies to his world of domination in the Eighties.

Also dipping into the archives are two evenings celebrating youth culture across the decades - the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies night will feature Karel Reisz's We Are The Lambeth Boys while the Eighties, Nineties, Noughties and beyond includes Heavy Metal Parking Lot by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn along with. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Tuesday’s best TV: Breaking the Silence Live; What Britain Earns With Mary Portas

21 November 2016 10:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A group of deaf people will have new cochlear implants turned on, live on TV; meanwhile, Mary Portas noses around to find out the nation’s salaries. Plus: Alan Yentob talks to the artist William Kentridge

Coming live from Manchester Royal Infirmary, this documentary brings together a group of profoundly deaf people – ranging in age from 32 to 78 – who have chosen to have cochlear implants fitted. We will witness the moment they are switched on and the recipients’ reactions. In some cases, they might immediately be able to hear speech clearly; in others, mere whistles and beeps that will resolve later. For all, it will be life-altering. David Stubbs

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- David Stubbs, Jack Seale, Grace Rahman, Andrew Mueller, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall, John Robinson and Paul Howlett

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Analogue Sci-Fi in a Digital Age: Revisiting The Man Who Fell To Earth

9 September 2016 6:09 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Nic Roeg’s subversive, seminal sci-fi, The Man Who Fell To Earth has been gifted with a gorgeous 4K makeover and a combined cinema/Blu-ray release for its fortieth anniversary. Based on Walter Tevis’ novel, Roeg’s film features the big screen debut of David Bowie and sees the milk quaffing rock god from Alan Yentob’s Cracked Actor, […]

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- Daniel Goodwin

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6 More Filmmaking Tips from Werner Herzog

13 July 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

6 More Filmmaking Tips From Werner Herzog

If there’s anyone who deserves a second Filmmaking Tips column, it’s Werner Herzog. It’s been almost four years since we posted the first list of his advice to fellow soldiers of cinema, and there’s just so much more to learn from the legend. He actually has his own Rogue Film School, where he directly imparts his wisdom to students during weekend seminars. He also leads a new online course at MasterClass, which began this week, where he talks about all facets of fiction and nonfiction filmmaking in a six-hour video course. He does many interviews (this week he participated in a Reddit Ama) and shares his philosophies and strategies often. Not even two of these columns properly sums it all up.

So, as is often the case, this is just an introduction to some essential tips from a unique artist and craftsman. Herzog »

- Christopher Campbell

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Charlotte Moore To Lead BBC Channels, iPlayer; BBC2 Chief Shillinglaw Exits

19 January 2016 2:18 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The BBC has today announced a management reorganization across the channel portfolio with Charlotte Moore stepping up to Controller, TV Channels and iPlayer. At the same time, BBC Two and BBC Four Controller Kim Shillinglaw is leaving the corporation. This is the latest exec shake-up at the BBC following the November departure of Director of Television Danny Cohen and the subsequent resignation of Creative Director Alan Yentob in December. Moore, a longtime BBC exec who… »

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David Bowie’s ‘Man Who Fell to Earth’ Co-Star on His ‘Heavenly’ First Movie Role

11 January 2016 7:39 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When actress Candy Clark talks about co-starring with David Bowie in Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 sci-fi masterpiece “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” the 40 years that have passed since the film’s New Mexico production melt away and the vibrancy of the experience is alive with details and insights.

“Nic’s (Roeg) original idea for the role of the alien, Thomas Jerome Newton was the author Michael Crichton, because he was tall and a little bit unworldly. But my recollection is that film producers Arlene Sellers and Alex Winitsky were talking to Nic and I about the casting and I believe it was Alex who said, “Have you thought about David Bowie?”

That was quickly followed-up, says Clark, who had previously co-starred in John Huston’s “Fat City” with Jeff Bridges and the hit George Lucas ‘50s homage, “American Graffiti,” with a real-live Bowie encounter.

“We were fortunate in that Bowie was staying in L. »

- Steven Gaydos

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David Bowie: The Fascinating Filmography of a Cracked Actor

11 January 2016 12:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Bowie’s relationship to cinema and acting was characteristically complex and knotty even before he started: He famously had to change his name from Davy Jones because there was already a British actor with that name making major waves in music as part of the mega-hit TV manufactured band, the Monkees.

For an artist who transformed rock and roll music to great acclaim and financial rewards, David Bowie’s work as an actor never matched the notoriety and success of his recordings and concerts. But Bowie accomplished a feat that eluded Elvis and many other pantheon rockers who attempted to crossover from rock stardom to films and starred in a movie that has endured as a legitimate work of art: Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 sci-fi masterwork, “The Man Who Fell To Earth.” (The other contender for that distinction is Mick Jagger, whose “Performance” is ranked as a masterwork of British »

- Steven Gaydos

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