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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 […]

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 […]