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“Any genre can have poetry. For me, poetry contains truth.” - Jean Marais #bornonthisday in 1913⠀

#JeanMarais #Orphee #Orpheus #JeanCocteau

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“My definition of success is control.” Kenneth Branagh #bornonthisday

#Hamlet #Shakespeare #WilliamShakespeare #KennethBranagh

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“If you have the thoughts in your mind, the camera will pick up on that” Dame Judi Dench #bornonthisday

#JudiDench

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“Life is like a B-picture script! If I had my life story offered to me to film, I'd turn it down.” Kirk Douglas #bornonthisday

#KirkDouglas #PathsOfGlory #StanleyKubrick #Kubrick

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“As an artist, I feel that we must try many things, but above all we must dare to fail.” John Cassavetes #bornonthisday

#JohnCassavetes

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Happy birthday to magician of cinema, and director of A Trip to the Moon, Georges Méliès! ⠀

#ATripToTheMoon #TripToTheMoon #GeorgesMelies #LeVoyageDansLaLune #VoyageDansLaLune #FullMoon

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What sort of Christmas presents did children wish for in the 1920s? Weight-lifting clowns, cat-chasing crocodiles, and of course a goat screaming at a rabbit emerging from a cabbage…⠀
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#christmas #christmaspresents #christmaspresent #christmastime #christmasgifts #christmasgift #1920s #britainonfilm

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Behind the scenes: Touch of Evil. ⬅️➡️Rare images showing Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and her husband Tony Curtis relaxing between takes during the production of film noir classic Touch of Evil in Venice, California in 1957. #touchofevil #britishfilminstitute #orsonwelles #janetleigh #tonycurtis #charltonheston #filmnoir #behindthescenes

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The Dude abides in these minimalist graphics distilling the essence of a handful of Jeff Bridges’ most memorable characters. Design: @m_suarezinclan #bornonthisday #jeffbridges #biglebowski #bfi #britishfilminstitute

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"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second." - Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. Born 3 December 1930, Paris. One of the most autobiographical of auteurs, whose pictures are littered with references to films, books, compositions and paintings, as well as the people, places and political ideals that have shaped his personality and psyche. No wonder critic Richard Roud declared, “there is the cinema before Godard and the cinema after Godard”, while Susan Sontag compared him to Pablo Picasso and Arnold Schoenberg as one of “the great culture heroes of our time” for not just being an iconoclast, but also for being the “deliberate ‘destroyer’ of cinema”. #bornonthisday #jeanlucgodard #quoteoftheday #cinema #frenchnewwave

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Incredible scenes of Jewish children rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp arriving in Britain after WWII, 1945.
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#ww2 #wwii #worldwar2 #worldwarii #holocaust #holocaustsurvivor #holocausthistory #jewish #jewishhistory #judaism #bergenbelsen #bergenbelsenmemorial #britainonfilm

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“I've given up asking questions. l merely float on a tsunami of acceptance of anything life throws at me...and marvel stupidly.” - Terry Gilliam #bornonthisday🎂🎈

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Juliet Berto, Jacques Rivette and Dominique Labourier go arm-in-arm on the set of Celine and Julie Go Boating.⠀

The surreal and fascinating masterpiece is now available on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK.
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#CelineandJulieGoBoating #CahiersduCinema #JacquesRivette #FrenchNewWave #NouvelleVague #FrenchCinema #surrealcinema #DavidLynch #bfi #film #movies #classicfilm #behindthescenes #70scinema

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"Whether you're successful or not, you'll never actually feel the joys of accomplishment unless you love yourself. Success can be very difficult to deal with. You have to stay in the center. If you let your success define you, then you're really just setting yourself up for failure." Raise a toast to one of Hollywood’s most underrated comic actors: Goldie Hawn #bornonthisday🎂🎈

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Start your engines! The world's smallest Cadillac takes to the roads of London in 1913.
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#car #cars #classiccar #classiccars #classiccarlover #carstagram #cadillac #london #edwardian #1913 #londontraffic #londonhistory #archive #britainonfilm

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“A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world” – Louise Brooks #bornonthisday

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"An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything." - @WhoopiGoldberg, #bornonthisday in 1955⠀

#TheColorPurple #WhoopiGoldberg

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"Money doesn't buy happiness. But happiness isn't everything." - Jean Seberg. Seen here as Patricia Franchini in À bout de souffle (1960) #bornonthisday #jeanseberg #breathless

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Will Agent Starling chalk up another homicide conviction? Join the investigation in cinemas UK-wide now #BFIThriller #britishfilminstitute #silenceofthelambs #jodiefoster #cinema

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Behind the scenes: Zulu - 6️⃣ rare images of Michael Caine and the cast & crew grappling with the heat and dust of South Africa during the making of the British classic #zulu #michaelcaine #bfi #britishfilminstitute #behindthescenes #southafrica #cinema #classiccinema

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“Most of us have compromised with life. Those who fight for what they want will always thrill us“ ⠀

Vivien Leigh, #bornonthisday in 1913⠀

#VivienLeigh #GoneWithTheWind

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“Faith is in the eye of the beholder” ⠀

Tilda Swinton, born on this day in 1960⠀

#TildaSwinton #DerekJarman #TheLastOfEngland

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“Nobody stays on top forever. Nobody!” ⠀

Charles Bronson, #bornonthisday in 1921⠀

#charlesbronson

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★★★★★ "A thrilling masterpiece" - @guardian. Now in cinemas across the UK: The Silence of the Lambs 🐑😱
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#BFIThriller #TheSilenceoftheLambs #JodieFoster #AnthonyHopkins #JonathanDemme #nowincinemas #outnow #newrelease #thriller #thrillerfilms #psychologicalthriller #detective #fbi

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“I like melodrama because it is situated just at the meeting point between life and theatre” - Luchino Visconti #bornonthisday in 1906⠀

#luchinovisconti

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“It's the best job in the picture business because when you're a director, you're God” - Burt Lancaster #bornonthisday in 1913⠀

#burtlancaster #thekillers #robertsiodmak #ernesthemingway

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Jodie Foster’s Oscar-winning turn as Clarice Starling ushered in a new generation of female agents. The Silence of the Lambs returns to cinemas across the UK this Friday #BFIThriller
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#TheSilenceoftheLambs #JodieFoster #AnthonyHopkins #JonathanDemme #film #movie #BFI #thrillers #psychologicalthriller #Oscars #AcademyAwards

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🛑 Experienced drivers wanted... Brace yourself for a white-knuckle ride with The Wages of Fear, available now on BFI Blu-ray #BFIThriller
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#TheWagesofFear #Clouzot #BFI #Thriller #Film #Movie #Hitchcock #RoadMovie #Bluray #DVD #Newrelease #LesDiaboliques #Frenchcinema

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“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it”⠀

Costume designer Edith Head, #bornonthisday in 1897.⠀

#edithhead #fashion #oscars #AcademyAward #fashioninfilm #sunglasses #vintagefashion #costumedesign #costumedesigner #fashion

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