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  • Artists and documentary: up close and personal with Hockney

    Home movies and diary readings make Randall Wright’s new David Hockney film a wonderful, intimate look at the life of a great artist, and one of a number of recent documentaries that have given us unique access to the fire of artistic creation.

    Georgia Korossi
    Thursday 27 November 2014

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  • 10 things we learned from Keir Dullea’s reddit AMA

    You put your questions to 2001: A Space Odyssey star Keir Dullea during a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), and this is what we found out.

    Eleni Stefanou
    Thursday 27 November 2014

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  • Inside Afrofuturism: a sonic companion

    From Sun Ra and Public Enemy to Flying Lotus and Janelle Monáe, black musicians have adapted the themes and iconography of science fiction to imagine alternative black realities. Take a trip through the weird and wonderful world of Afrofuturism with our musical guide.

    Ashley Clark
    Wednesday 26 November 2014

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  • On the set of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    Exclusive script pages and Polaroids from the making of Star Wars include scenes that were never filmed and snapshots of the cast in production on an immortal sci-fi classic.

    Nathalie Morris
    Tuesday 25 November 2014

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  • In pictures: LGBT sci-fi characters on film and TV

    Join us to boldly go into the wonderful world of queer sci-fi on the big and small screens.

    Alex Davidson
    Tuesday 25 November 2014

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  • Why I love ... The Brood

    Critics were revulsed by David Cronenberg’s early body-horror film The Brood, but it remains one of the director’s very best movies: frightening, resonant and a highly personal response to Cronenberg’s own private life.

    Josephine Botting
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • How The Terminator made Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron

    Will any of today’s action movies have the longevity of the 30-year-old classic The Terminator? This is the story of the blistering sci-fi thriller that sent the careers of Arnie and James Cameron into the stratosphere. 

    Lou Thomas
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • Out of the Unknown: sci-fi and the 60s

    Cult series Out of the Unknown set a new standard for adult TV sci-fi, drawing on writers such as Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard and Ray Bradbury to reflect the social concerns of the 1960s right back at the viewer.

    Mark Ward
    Thursday 20 November 2014

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  • 1929 and the joys of the pressbook

    Radio 4’s Spin the Globe researchers visited us to find out about cinema in 1929. It’s amazing how much you can glean about the era from its pressbooks, created to help promote the latest releases.

    Bryony Dixon
    Tuesday 18 November 2014

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  • The best of #BFI Voyager on Twitter and Facebook

    Our Virtual Science Fiction Literary Festival #BFIVoyager explored the links between science fiction literature and film, connecting you with leading authors from our partners at HarperVoyager. Here are the social media highlights.


    Monday 17 November 2014

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