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Films from the Long War: 'Their Finest Hour' Offers Five British WWII Classics

These WWII films from directors Alberto Cavalcanti, Guy Hamilton, Michael Anderson, Leslie Norman and J. Lee Thomson are excellent studies in history, filmmaking, and wartime propaganda.

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A Sherlock Holmes Fit for a King

In an excellent series of TV adaptations, the noble and striking Douglas Wilmer offers a portrayal of Holmes that is perhaps closest to the great writer's original character.

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Her Own Brand of Stardom: 'Nicole Kidman: BFI Film Stars Series'

The British film historian Pam Cook examines 20 years worth of Nicole Kidman's varied career to place this unique actress within a new context as Australia's first global star.

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Film Archiving: The Importance of Enlightening Those Audiences Sitting in the Dark

Special programs devoted to cinematic greats like Alfred Hitchcock or Deborah Kerr might be the flashiest part of an archivist’s job, but fiction curator Jo Botting also enjoys tracking down rare films and ensuring the next generation gets to see them.

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The Birthplace of Reality TV Celebrities: 'The Molly Dineen Collection'

When Molly Dineen began her film-making career in the '80s she did not suspect she would help launch a new kind of celebrity onto the world: the reality TV star.

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'Shadows of Progress' Is a Testament to the Best in Documentary Filmmaking

This is one of the best DVD releases of the year. It's so substantial, and so thorough, that it becomes not so much a DVD collection as a small, single-subject library of film.


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