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👀 Take a look at four exquisite Polaroids from the making of Bergman’s The Touch, in cinemas across the U.K. from 23 Feb 📸
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#BFIBergman #TheTouch #ElliottGould #BibiAndersson #IngmarBergman #worldcinema #MaxvonSydow #SvenNykvist #BFI #cinema #classicfilm #makingof #behindthescenes

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“A lot of my work wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t seen it” - @esdevlin on the films that matter to her. This video is part of ‘The Cut’, a brand new BFI Player series that brings together superstar cultural creators to explore the films that have made them who they are. #BFIPlayer #EsDevlin #Tango #EternalSunshineoftheSpotlessMind #Cinema #Film #IndieFilm #Inspiration

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“For a true artist, difficulties become opportunities” - Alejandro Jodorowsky⠀

#alejandrojodorowsky #bornonthisday

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"I don't think you want to give all the answers, but I think every answer you do give should bring up another question” - Kim Novak ⠀

#kimnovak #bornonthisday

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“I think it is essential viewing” - @esdevlin on her rediscovery of Charlotte Gainsbourg and her performance in Nymphomaniac. Watch this film and more on BFI Player as part of ‘The Cut’, a brand new video series that brings together superstar cultural creators to explore the films that have made them who they are. #BFIPlayer #EsDevlin #Nymphomaniac #Acting #Performance #CharlotteGainsbourg

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“Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.” - James Dean⠀

#jamesdean #bornonthisday

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“I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.” - François Truffaut⠀

#francoistruffaut #bornonthisday

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“I first discovered Jean Cocteau's Orphée when I was working on an opera version of it.” Watch stage designer @esdevlin discuss how the celebrated filmmaker's magical retelling of the Orpheus myth has influenced her work. 'The Cut' is a brand new BFI Player series that brings together superstar cultural creators to explore the films that have made them who they are. Watch the full length video and find our more on #BFIPlayer. #EsDevlin #JeanCocteau #Orphée #Design #Film #Cinema #Art #Theatre #Opera

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“Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you." - Derek Jarman ⠀

#derekjarman #bornonthisday

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"Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experiences." ⠀

#paulnewman #bornonthisday

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)⠀

#NowShowing at #BFISouthbank

#Sunrise #SunriseASongofTwoHumans #FWMurnau #GeorgeOBrien #MargaretLivingston

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"I am open to what is irrational. I open doors to intuition, because rationality is really death."⠀

#jeannemoreau #bornonthisday

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"'If' and 'only' are the two words in the English language that should never be put together." Remembering the incomparable John Hurt, born on this day in 1940.⠀

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)⠀

#NowShowing at #BFISouthbank

#NineteenEightyFour #1984 #JohnHurt #bornonthisday #BigBrother #BigBrotherIsWatching #GeorgeOrwell #MichaelRadford

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“Film to me is a magical medium that makes you dream...allows you to dream in the dark.”⠀

#davidlynch #bornonthisday

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“I grew to love the ravens”⠀

#tippihedren #bornonthisday

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“It takes 500 small details to add up to one favourable impression.”⠀

#carygrant #bornonthisday

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Autumn Sonata (1978)⠀⠀
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#AutumnSonata #LivUllmann, #IngridBergman #IngmarBergman #BFIBergman

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“Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.” - Ivor Novello #bornonthisday

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Persona (1966)⠀⠀
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#Persona #LivUllmann, #BibiAndersson #IngmarBergman #BFIBergman

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"I miss you greatly and love you more than you could ever guess." Read the moving telegram Dirk Bogarde sent to the great director Joseph Losey following the shoot of their 1967 classic Accident.

#josephlosey #bornonthisday

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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)⠀⠀
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#NowShowing at BFI Southbank⠀⠀
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#JohnHurt #JackGold #QuentinCrisp #TheNakedCivilServant

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Mulholland Drive (2001)⠀⠀
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#NaomiWatts #DavidLynch #MulhollandDrive #LosAngeles

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Summer with Monika (1953)⠀⠀
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#SummerWithMonika #IngmarBergman #HarrietAndersson #SommarenmedMonika #BFIBergman

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Barton Fink (1991)⠀⠀
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#JoelCoen #EthanCoen #CoenBrothers #JohnTurturro #BartonFink

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"Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me." #LeeVanCleef #bornonthisday

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Boogie Nights (1997)⠀

#NowShowing at BFI Southbank⠀

#PTAnderson #PaulThomasAnderson #BoogieNights #HeatherGraham

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"Well I'm not a scientist. But I know all things begin and end in eternity." - Thomas Jerome Newton. David Bowie’s first starring role came in Nicolas Roeg’s visionary sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth, the story of an alien’s surreal experiences after its spaceship crash lands on Earth. Bowie advances on the otherworldly image of his Ziggy Stardust persona, playing Thomas Jerome Newton as a fragile, increasingly emaciated dandy, evolving the Thin White Duke image of his contemporaneous Station to Station LP. By his own admission, Bowie was heavily using cocaine in this period and the combination of his elegantly wasted performance and Roeg’s fractured, often startling visuals make for one of the strangest sci-fi films of the era – a clear influence on Under the Skin (2013). An image of Bowie from the film was used on the cover of the artist’s 1977 masterpiece Low. #bornonthisday #davidbowie

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“If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect a few blisters” ⠀

#LorettaYoung #bornonthisday in 1913

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“Children's souls are the inheritors of historical memory from previous generations.” ⠀

#HayaoMiyazaki, #bornonthisday in 1941.⠀

#StudioGhibli

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