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There's an opportunity for British film to flourish, writes ex Hammer Films chief Terry Ilott, but all will be lost if we don't sharpen our business skills
The successes of 12 Years a Slave and Gravity at this year's Oscars have given rise to self-satisfied crowing in sections of the British media. One could be forgiven for thinking that British film was in good health. But while the UK remains awash with astonishing talent both in front of and behind the camera, and while we continue to enjoy a patrimony that comprises a treasure chest of stories we can plunder, the fact remains that over the past thirty years it has become almost impossible to make even a decent living – never mind build a business or a career – in the British film industry.
The industry sucks the creative life out of our best creative talents, then throws them over the side, »
Netflix Streaming can be overwhelming — so many options, yet so hard to actually weed through — and we here at Vulture have tried to make it easier for you with our weekly and monthly streaming video roundups. Now that Valentine's Day is upon us, it seemed appropriate to weed through the love-tinged movies currently available to stream on Netflix and point out some can't miss titles. Read on:A Room With a View: Let's start with the proper nouns: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham-Carter (though you'll barely recognize her, she's so young), Merchant-Ivory, Italy. Is that not enough? Okay: There's a non-sex scene in a field that is hotter than basically anything you can find on HBO. It is the definition of swoon. Punch-Drunk Love: "Many people hate it," writes Vulture critic David Edelstein about this Paul Thomas Anderson movie in our recent list of 25 great »
- Gilbert Cruz,Amanda Dobbins
Valentine's Day is upon us, and if you have young kids at home and/or forgot to secure a sitter, you're probably going to have to celebrate at home. Perhaps you've been together a while and don't get caught up in the dinner and gifts revelry any more (if ever!). We hear you, and we've got some great recommendations for a lovely romantic movie night after the kids have gone to bed.
For couples who love old-school rom-coms: "You've Got Mail"
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There was something magical about Meg Ryan in her Hollywood heyday, and she was once quite deservedly the queen of romantic comedies. Although we adore "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," this remake of "The Shop Around the Corner" combines our love of New York-set romances, all things Tom Hanks, and the allure of bookstores.
For couples who like some »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
From Chris Laverty’s regular column ‘Fabric of Cinema’ for Arts Illustrated magazine, here is an abridged version of the most recently published essay ‘A Migration of Talent’.
The current issue of Arts Illustrated focuses on those that have moved across geographical boundaries to expand the scope of their work. It has long been the norm for costume designers from the UK to relocate, not necessarily permanently, to Hollywood. Their careers have been forged by the demands of the business they compete in. But what would have happened if, say, Sandy Powell (Shakespeare in Love), or Joanna Johnston (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) had never worked beyond these shores? How would their art have been affected? Could they have been as successful?
Below is an extract from A Migration of Talent. Purchase a copy of Arts Illustrated magazine, either hard copy or online, for the full essay, featuring interview quotes from »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
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