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FILM

so please take a while to explore an art dear to the hearts of many, in particular members of

FILM SOCIETIES

Please note that the Bracknell Film Society is not responsible for the content of any of the sites linked here.

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OUR OWN FEDERATION AND THE BFI
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BRITISH FEDERATION OF FILM SOCIETIES
BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE

NEWSPAPERS


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Two quality papers with a vociferous readership. Recently won best newspaper website. Their film critics are the very influential Peter Bradshaw and Philip French.
This newspaper tries very hard and the website is very pleasing
The disappearance of Alexander Walker and all those London evening papers (Star and News) leaves a paucity of relevant film critics. Fortunately you can read Derek Malcolm.
Addressed to the US city's moviegoers this page makes very interesting reading for our provincial (!) audience.
A slightly gossipy look at the Hollywood scene. But bang up to date on movie politics, production and all the new and established people around town.

 

MAGAZINES


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The magazine of choice. Be careful of the synopses if you don't want the COMPLETE PLOT.
A great read, full of stuff. Lasts the month. Warns if the article gives away too much plot.
Definitely worth a look for the opinions of young filmgoers.

OTHER FILM SOCIETIES


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They offer films across a wide range of genres, including foreign subtitled, black & white classics as well as British Independents. After three successful years, they are about to start Season Four.

Can a small village support a film club?

YES

This club has won several film society awards. If you are contemplating a holiday in the Lake District why not consider arranging your dates to include seeing a movie?
Founded in 1978 in Forest Row, East Sussex, the Society has been showing great films ever since. Devoted to first-rate world cinema and art house movies, they show films from September to May. All foreign language films are shown in their original language with English subtitles.
Chertsey Film Society will begin its 33rd Season & shows 12 films a year, selected from the best of recent British, US and World cinema, as well as the occasional classic from way back in the 20th Century. All films are screened at the Chertsey Hall, and are now shown almost entirely by digital projection from DVD or Blu-Ray. There is more information for each film on the season's Film Details page.

SOME USEFUL SITES


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This is a very fine if quirky reference site

By far the most comprehensive site, good threads – arguably the best and most varied.

It is the only site I’ve found that gives the original foreign-language title as the default, even when your search string is in English.

Interesting stuff on the production quality (or not) of DVD releases; importantly, on the differences in DVD content for a given title.

By Kevin, BFS Committee Member

Screen South is the film and media agency for the South East of England. They aim to be a resource that helps people get their ideas off the ground, whether they want to make a short film, learn how to write successful scripts, set up a film festival or shoot a major movie here. They promote talent, preserve our film heritage and find ways of presenting exciting film to new audiences.
A helpful site. The British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) provide a guide to film classification.
This site contains information on over 437,600 films produced in most countries of the world between 1888 and 2008. In addition, there are over 470,000 references to books and journals and virtually all of these publications are held in their library.
A very good search site that also reviews obscure films, even European shorts on occasion.
Amazing, breathtaking range of critics world wide.

SOME ADULT CONTENT

The "Greatest" and the "Best" in Cinematic History.

This is an excellent reference source.

Greatest Films, Best of..., Oscars, Quotes, Genres, Scenes, History, Posters, Directors & Stars, Reviews.

Provides eleven pages full of useful information.
This site compares every UK online DVD rental and games rental service Their independent editors compare, rate and review over 99 online DVD rental & games rental packages from 21 providers so you can choose the best.
Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. Established in 1992 at the University of Brighton as the South East Film & Video Archive, the function of this regional screen archive is to locate, collect, preserve, provide access to and promote screen material related to the South East and of general relevance to screen history.
Kevin, a BFS Committee member recommended this site. He found that among their attributes 'they do a very detailed job on shorts, some of which we (the BFS) screened over thirty years ago'.
London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.

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ANYTHING AS LONG AS IT CONCERNS THE MOVIES.

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As an example a particular hobbyhorse of mine concerns talking heads who reveal plot situations. They give the impression that they have no concern for the people who made the film or their audience.

One such spoiler on BBC Radio 4 managed to blurt out the ending of Clint Eastwood's film 'Changeling' with Angelina Jolie.

I know Hamlet dies but maybe a particular director intends that he doesn't!