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24 MINUTES TO BE RESTORED TO U.K. VERSION OF THE SHINING

August 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the first time, all 144 minutes of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson, will be shown in Britain, beginning on Halloween. It will be 24 minutes longer than the version that has been shown in U.K. theaters and available on home video since 1980, when the movie was originally released. The restored film […]

HITCHCOCK TO BE FETED DURING CULTURAL OLYMPIAD

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Eighty-three years after scenes from Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail were filmed at the British Museum, the movie will be screened on an outdoor wall of the museum as part of a Hitchcock retrospective being mounted as part of the Cultural Olympiad, which coincides with this year’s London Olympics The British Film Institute (BFI) said Tuesday that […]

BRITAIN OPENS MASSIVE FILM STORAGE VAULT

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Only weeks after fires set by rioters destroyed thousands of DVDs at a distribution warehouse in the U.K., the British Film Institute announced the completion of construction of a massive $19-million storage facility in Warwickshire that will house some 450,000 cans of film, representing the country’s film heritage. It will also hold the largest collection […]

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE TO TAKE OVER ROLE OF FILM COUNCIL

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The British Film Institute, known chiefly as the group that stages the London Film Festival each year, has been named by the British government to take over much of the work of the U.K. Film Council, which has been axed as a cost-cutting move. It will now be responsible for doling out funds to British […]

NEW BRITISH GOVERNMENT WITHDRAWS BFI FUNDS

June 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Struggling to come to grips with the country’s soaring deficit, the new British government said Thursday that it has scrapped plans to contribute $67 million to the construction of a new home for the British Film Institute. In announcing the decision, Jeremy Hunt, the new head of the government’s Dept. of Culture, Olympics, Media and […]