RSS Builder by B!Soft BFI Screenonline: What's new http://www.kenggao5.com/ Definitive guide to British film and TV history, with analysis, information and multimedia en-gb 2003-11 © BFI Screenonline What's New March 2011 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=mar2011 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=mar2011 The construction and launch of Britain's great ships is a spectacular sight - a fact not lost on filmmakers since the earliest days. As the BFI's three-year anatomy of Britain's industrial heritage, This Working Life, enters its second phase, Screenonline celebrate what is among the most majestic subjects ever to be put before a camera.

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What's New January 2010 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=jan2010 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=jan2010 For over sixty years the Central Office of Information has been cajoling the British public and, more often than not, scaring them to Stop, Look and Listen. Tufty the squirrel, Charley the cat and Green Cross Code Man left an indelible impression on children of the 60s and 70s. From crossing roads to talking to strangers, playing near electricity pylons or running barefoot on beaches, the impression created was that the world was one big death trap. Safer indoors? Not a chance: burst water pipes, faulty cabling, nuclear attack and even over-polished floors were just some of the everyday perils lying in wait.

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What's New November 2009 Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:30:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=nov2009 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=nov2009 Forty years ago saw the birth of the single most eulogised TV comedy of all time, Monty Python's Flying Circus. Individually and collectively, the six Pythons are credited with transforming British humour. But as brilliant as it was, the Python wit didn't spring from nowhere. In a thorough examination of the Python legacy, we explore the deep roots of the sextet's erudite and surreal comedy.

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What's New October 2009 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:30:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=oct2009 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=oct2009 This month, Screenonline stomps upstairs, locks itself in its room and broods on over fifty years of sitcom families. The truly happy family is a rare beast in sitcom-land, where behind almost every pair of net curtains lies a savage war of all against all: generation against generation, mum against dad, brother against sister and the dog against everybody. A temporary truce might be called at the end of a 30-minute episode, but battle is invariably rejoined next week.

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What's New September 2009 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=sept2009 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=sept2009 As the BFI’s King Coal events go overground, Screenonline looks at a century of coal mining on screen, from Mitchell & Kenyon's pioneering studies of Edwardian workers to the National Coal Board's vast film library and its fascinating Mining Review newsreel, whose 36-year history presents a matchless record of pit work and life. Plus we shine our lamp on the representation of mining in fiction films.

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What's New July 2009 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=july2009 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=july2009 With Hollywood's gangsters back in the spotlight, Screenonline this month takes a look at the British variety, from Richard Attenborough's memorable Pinkie in 1947's Brighton Rock to equally vivid portrayals from the likes of Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, James Fox, Bob Hoskins, Richard Burton and Ben Kingsley. Meanwhile, we celebrate the centenaries of the urbane André Morell, the definitive Professor Quatermass and a fine Dr Watson to boot; and Tommy Trinder, music hall star, comic actor and TV entertainer.

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What's New June 2009 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 10:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=june2009 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=june2009 This month, BFI Screenonline explores the world of British silent screen romance, where stars such as Ivor Novello rubbed shoulders with the undeservedly forgotten likes of Guy Newall, Ivy Duke, Henry Edwards, Miles Mander, Chrissie White and Lilian Hall-Davis. Meanwhile, we look at Joseph Losey's British career and examine the art of the travelogue.

Plus there's a new selection of London films in our innovative editing tool The Cutting Room.

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What's New May 2009 Fri, 22 May 2009 10:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=may2009 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=may2009 This month, BFI Screenonline explores the more than 60-year history of the quiz and game show, one of broadcasting's genuine innovations and now one of British TV's greatest commercial assets. Elsewhere, we hail the funny women of the small screen and pay tribute to the great Jack Cardiff (1914-2009), the genius of Technicolor.

In the Education Zone, four teachers explore classroom ideas around the animated short No Arks (1969), a twist on the story of Noah's Ark.

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What's New October 2008 Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=oct2008 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=oct2008 This month on BFI Screenonline, we continue our celebrations of the BFI's 75 years by highlighting the diverse feature films released under the banner of the BFI Production Board. Plus, we investigate the avant-garde's psychedelic fringes in the late 60s and 70s (with a little help from the BFI), and mark the centenary of the wonderful Sydney Gilliat.

In the Education Zone, four teachers explore classroom ideas around the harrowing nuclear war animation A Short Vision (1956).

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What's New August 2008 Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=aug2008 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=aug2008 In August, as the National Health Service celebrates its 60th birthday, BFI Screenonline looks back over the long, complex and often difficult history of this cornerstone of the Welfare State, a reward to the British people for its endurance during the long years of war. The NHS aimed to deliver care from 'the cradle to the grave', but it's creators hopes that by improving the nation's health it would reduce the burden on the system proved unrealistic. Spending in its first year nearly doubled its allocation, and from then on successive governments have struggled to keep costs down and standards up. Our collection of films starts with film's promoting the service's birth, with 1948's The Doctor's Dilemma explaining the benefits from the perspective of a working GP, and Halas and Bachelor's then ubiquitous animated Charley playing the part of the determined sceptic in Your Very Good Health. Other films and programmes explore the ups and downs of NHS services as they developed, with approaches from rose-tinted celebration to something close to outrage.

Controlled outrage is a key element in the work of Jimmy McGovern, one of the most respected writers working in television today. From his early days in the innovative soap Brookside to his breakthrough in the now classic Cracker, and on to such powerful dramas as Priest, Hillsborough and the recent The Street, McGovern has never let up in his work rate, nor abandoned his trademark angry compassion and pursuit of justice. We look back on an exceptional career.

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What's New July 2008 Fri, 18 Jul 2008 17:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=july2008 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=july2008 This July, Screenonline gets stuck into science with two new collections. Our Science Fiction collection explores Britain's very distinctive visions of the future, from the fantastical creations of the silent days, via adaptations of H.G. Wells in the 1930s and Hammer's vivid updates in the 1950s and 60s, and Kubrick's visionary, long-unavailable A Clockwork Orange (1971) and beyond. Our Science in Non-Fiction Films collection explores such magnified delights as Cheese Mites (1903) and the mysterious Magic Myxies (1931), looks at telephone technology and considers the more pressing concerns of industrialisaion and food distribution for a heavily populated world.

Meanwhile, in the Education Zone, we look at how British films have handled the difficult years of adolescence, and showcase a trio of young people's films about travel and transport.

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What's New June 2008 Wed, 4 Jun 2008 11:25:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=june2008 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=june2008 This June sees the latest of the popular BT/BFI Screenonline Archive Interactive series, with the highly esteemed actor Sir Derek Jacobi leading a richly illustrated guide to the fascinating work of the General Post Office's Film Unit, first of the great industrial film units that were central to the development of British documentary film in the 1930s and 40s. The guide features extracts from a dozen GPO films, including the celebrated Night Mail and the wonderfully kitsch The Fairy of the Phone.

Also this month, we continue our focus on Liverpool in 'A City on Screen', while we look back at the awe-inspiring body of work left behind by David Lean in this, his centenary year, and explore television in the 1950s, the decade when the youthful medium really made its presence felt. In the Education Zone, three teachers suggest lesson ideas around Jemima + Johnny (1966), a touching short film about the friendship of a young white boy and a West Indian girl, set against the backdrop of a racially-divided Notting Hill.

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What's New May 2008 Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=may2008 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=may2008 This May on BFI Screenonline we launch Liverpool: A City on Screen, a unique resource which celebrates Merseyside's rich history in film and television from the turn of the 20th Century to the present day. Featuring a wealth of archive and contemporary film and television material, this will be an essential destination for film enthusiasts, local historians and anyone with an interest in the city and its people. The result of a major collaboration between the BFI, the University of Liverpool, the North West Film Archive, Liverpool Libraries and Record Office and North West Vision and Media, Liverpool: A City on Screen will continue to grow in the months ahead.

Elsewhere, we introduce the long-awaited Timeline of British Film, while the Education Zone features materials to accompany the recent 'The Promised Land?' DVD, a selection of archive films dealing with issues of housing and homelessness in the 20th century, sent free to UK schools.

Highlights of this month's updates can be found on the Screenonline home page.

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What's New April 2008 Fri, 04 Apr 2008 15:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=april2008 http://www.kenggao5.com/index.html?rss=april2008 This April on BFI Screenonline, take a look at the latest in our series of collaborations with BT. 'A Conversation with Julie Walters' allows you to ask the questions of one of Britain's most talented and versatile performers. Packed with insights and revelations, and with some very enertaining anecdotes, this is one not to be missed...

We explore the long love affair between cinema and the railways in our 'Romance of Steam' collection and, in the History section, trace the rise and slow decline of shipbuilding - once one of Britain's proudest industries - with some stunning documentary footage.

In the Education Zone, our focus this month is on screen adaptations of the mistress of understated satire, Jane Austen.

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What's New March 2008 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:00:00 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/#march2008 http://www.kenggao5.com/#march2008 This March on BFI Screenonline, we introduce the latest in our series of collaborations with BT. 'A Conversation with Julie Walters' allows you to ask the questions of one of Britain's most talented and versatile performers. Packed with insights and revelations, and with some very enertaining anecdotes, this is one not to be missed...

This month's other big event is the long-overdue (sorry) unveiling of our massive, interactive Timeline of British Television, which we hope will be an indispensible tool for those studying, teaching or just fascinated, like us, in the history of TV from its inception right up to 2008. The accompanying Timeline of British Film is on the way...

In the Education Zone, our focus this month is David Lean's masterful adaptation of Great Expectations.

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What's New December 2007 Tue, 18 Dec 2007 16:29:55 GMT http://www.kenggao5.com/#dec2007 http://www.kenggao5.com/#dec2007 Highlights of this months updates can be found on the Screenonline home page.

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