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Empire
Empire issue August 2006
Editor Mark Dinning
Categories Film
Frequency Monthly
First Issue July 1989
Company EMAP
Country United Kingdom, Turkey, Australia
Language English
Website Official site
ISSN 0957-4948

Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. It is the biggest selling film magazine in Britain, constantly outselling its nearest market rival Total Film. Empire organises the annual Sony Ericsson Empire Awards which are voted for by readers of the magazine. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x800, 98 KB)Empire issue 193 This image is of a scan of a magazine cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the magazine or the individual contributors who worked on the cover... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... EMAP plc (LSE: EMA) is a British media company, specialising in the production of magazines, and the organization of business events and conferences. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up Month in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... EMAP plc (LSE: EMA) is a British media company, specialising in the production of magazines, and the organization of business events and conferences. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... Since 1996, Empire—Britains biggest selling film magazine—has organised the annual Empire Movie Awards. ...

Contents

Regular features

In common with most British film magazines, Empire is populist in both approach and coverage unlike less irreverent and more serious magazines such as Sight and Sound. It reviews both mainstream films, including Hollywood fare, and art films, but feature articles concentrate on the former. The magazine occasionally produces themed issues around subjects such as Star Wars and "sex in film". Popular culture, sometimes called pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... Sight and Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. ... American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... U.S. theatrical release poster for German New Wave director Werner Herzogs 1973 drama Aguirre: The Wrath of God An art film (also called an “art cinema”, “art movie”, or in the US, an independent film or “art house film”) is a typically serious, noncommercial, independently made film that... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ...


As well as film news, previews and reviews, Empire has some unique regular features. Each issue (with the exception of issues 108 - 113) features a Classic Scene, a transcript from a notable film scene. The first such classic scene to feature was the "I could have been a contender" scene from On the Waterfront. On the Waterfront is an Oscar-winning American 1954 film about mob violence and corruption among longshoremen, and it has become a standard of its kind. ...


The regular Top 10 feature lists Empire's choice of the top ten examples of something film-related. For example 10 Best Chase Scenes or 10 Best Movie Gags in The Simpsons. Readers are encouraged to write in if they disagree with the choices made. Simpsons redirects here. ...


The At Home section covers DVD news and releases; Empire's editors consider this section to be of sufficient quality to term it a magazine in itself, which is also relevant to the growth and importance of the DVD market, where sales can often outstrip that of box-office. Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ...


Pint of Milk presents celebrities' answers to silly or unusual questions, including the question "How much is a pint of milk?" This is intended as a guide to the Chosen Celebrity's contact with reality, and as such can more informative than a direct interview, often reporting some surprising responses.


Each magazine includes a "Spine Quote", in which a relatively challenging quote is printed on the spine of the magazine. There are usually some obvious and obscure links from the quote to the main features of that month's edition. Readers are invited to identify the film source and the links to win a prize.


Kim Newman's DVD Dungeon is a regular feature in the At Home section, in which critic Kim Newman reviews the most obscure releases, mostly low budget horror movies and video nasties. Kim Newman (born July 31, 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. ...


Masterpieces

A regular feature since issue 167, the masterpiece feature is a two page essay on a film selected by Empire in the At Home section. The selection of the films seem to be quite random and follow no specific pattern. Only a few issues since the first masterpiece feature have not featured one - 169, 179, 196, 197 and 198.


The films to feature in this section so far are:

  1. Raging Bull (Issue 167, May 2003)
  2. Gone with the Wind (Issue 168, June 2003)
  3. The Shawshank Redemption (Issue 170, August 2003)
  4. Casablanca (Issue 171, September 2003)
  5. Blade Runner (Issue 172, October 2003)
  6. La dolce vita (Issue 173, November 2003)
  7. The Shining (Issue 174, December 2003)
  8. The Third Man (Issue 175, January 2004)
  9. The 400 Blows (Issue 176, February 2004)
  10. His Girl Friday (Issue 177, March 2004)
  11. Schindler's List (Issue 178, April 2004)
  12. The Godfather (Issue 180, June 2004)
  13. King Kong (Issue 181, July 2004)
  14. Seven Samurai (Issue 182, August 2004)
  15. Fight Club (Issue 183, September 2004)
  16. Tokyo Story (Issue 184, October 2004)
  17. Annie Hall (Issue 185, November 2004)
  18. Bride of Frankenstein (Issue 186, December 2004)
  19. It's a Wonderful Life (Issue 187, January 2005) (incorrectly labelled as #18 in the magazine)
  20. This is Spinal Tap (Issue 188, February 2005)
  21. The Silence of the Lambs (Issue 189, March 2005)
  22. L'Atalante (Issue 190, April 2005)
  23. L.A. Confidential (Issue 191, May 2005)
  24. The Searchers (Issue 192, June 2005)
  25. Do The Right Thing (Issue 193, July 2005)
  26. Brief Encounter (Issue 194, August 2005)
  27. Brazil (Issue 195, September 2005)
  28. On the Waterfront (Issue 199, January 2006)
  29. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Issue 200, February 2006)
  30. Rome, Open City (Issue 201, March 2006)
  31. The General (Issue 202, April 2006)
  32. Deliverance (Issue 203, May 2006)
  33. The French Connection (Issue 204, June 2006)
  34. The Battle of Algiers (Issue 205, July 2006)
  35. Das Boot (Issue 206, August 2006)
  36. Don't Look Now (Issue 207, September 2006)
  37. Vertigo (film) (Issue 208, October 2006)
  38. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (Issue 209, November 2006)
  39. Some Like It Hot (Issue 210, December 2006)
  40. The Wizard of Oz (Issue 211, January 2007)
  41. The Wages of Fear (Issue 212, February 2007)
  42. Belle de jour (Issue 213, March 2007)
  43. The Spirit of the Beehive (Issue 214, April 2007)
  44. Die Hard (Issue 215, May 2007)
  45. A Clockwork Orange (Issue 216, June 2007)
  46. Performance (Issue 217, July 2007)
  47. Bringing Up Baby (Issue 218, August 2007)
  48. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Issue 219, September 2007)

This article is about the 1980 film. ... Gone with the Wind is a 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel of the same name. ... The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American movie, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romance film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. ... Blade Runner is a 1982 cyberpunk, neo-noir film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. ... La Dolce Vita (1960) (translation The Sweet Life) is a film directed by Federico Fellini and usually cited as the film that signals the split between his earlier neo-realist films and his later symbolist period. ... The Shining is a 1980 British horror film by Stanley Kubrick based on Stephen Kings novel of the same name. ... film noir. ... This article is about the French film. ... His Girl Friday is a 1940 screwball comedy, a remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of their play of the same name. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Godfather is a 1972 crime film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with screenplay by Puzo and Coppola. ... This is about the original movie and novel. ... For other uses, see Seven Samurai (disambiguation). ... Fight Club[1] (1996) is the first published novel by American author Chuck Palahniuk. ... Tokyo Story ) is a 1953 Japanese dike cunt nigger bitch fag cunt whore cock sucker movie by Yasujiro Ozu, in which elderly parents from the southwestern seaside town of Onomichi visit their busy children in Tokyo — a journey which, before the introduction of the bullet train, took almost a day... Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Its a Wonderful Life is a 1946 film produced and directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story, The Greatest Gift written by Philip Van Doren Stern. ... This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... LAtalante is a 1934 French film directed by Jean Vigo and starring Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo and Michel Simon. ... L.A. Confidential is a 1997 feature film based on the 1990 crime fiction novel of the same title by James Ellroy, the third in his L.A. Quartet novel cycle. ... The Searchers is a 1956 epic Western film directed by John Ford, which tells the story of Ethan Edwards, a bitter, middle-aged loner played by John Wayne, who spends years looking for his abducted niece. ... This article relates to the movie, Do the Right Thing. For cultural terms such as the Right Thing or the Wrong Thing, see Right Thing. ... Brief Encounter (1945) is a British film directed by David Lean starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. ... On the Waterfront is an Oscar-winning American 1954 film about mob violence and corruption among longshoremen, and it has become a standard of its kind. ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman. ... Rome, Open City (Italian: Roma, Città Aperta) is a 1945 Italian film, directed by Roberto Rossellini. ... The General is a 1927 silent comedy about a bumbling Confederate engineer (train driver) who pursues Union spies who steal his beloved locomotive, The General, which incidentally also carries his estranged girlfriend as well. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The French Connection is a 1971 Hollywood film directed by William Friedkin. ... The Battle of Algiers (in Italian, La Battaglia di Algeri) is a 1965 black-and-white film directed by Gilles Pontecorvo. ... Das Boot (IPA pronunciation: /das boːt/, German for The Boat) is a 1981 feature film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim. ... For the 1983 PBS sketch-comedy, see You Cant Do That On Television. ... For other uses of the word, see Vertigo. ... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, see The Wizard of Oz (adaptations). ... The Wages of Fear is a 1953 film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot starring Yves Montand. ... Belle de jour is a 1967 French film starring Catherine Deneuve. ... El espíritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive) is a quiet, enigmatic film featuring a very young child in the leading role. ... Die Hard is a Hollywood action film released in 1988. ... Clockwork Orange redirects here. ... Performance is a British film made in 1968 but not released until (1970). ... Bringing up Baby is a 1938 screwball comedy which tells the story of a scientist who winds up in various predicaments with a woman who has a unique sense of logic and a leopard named Baby. ... The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italian: ) is a 1966 Italian epic spaghetti Western directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach in the title roles. ...

Fifteenth anniversary

Empire published a special 15th anniversary issue in June 2004 by which time the magazine had reviewed 4,240 theatrical films. Nicole Kidman was named "actress of our lifetime" and Kevin Spacey was named "actor of our lifetime". The 15 most influential films of the preceding 15 years were considered to be: An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an iconic Australian[1] Academy Award winning actress. ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is a two time Academy Award winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ...

  1. Reservoir Dogs
  2. The Silence of the Lambs
  3. Trainspotting
  4. sex, lies, and videotape
  5. The Matrix
  6. Jurassic Park
  7. The Killer
  8. Toy Story
  9. The Blair Witch Project
  10. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  11. Batman
  12. New Jack City
  13. Scream
  14. Gladiator
  15. Dumb & Dumber

Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut feature film of director Quentin Tarantino. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Trainspotting is a 1996 Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA-winning cult classic film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... Jurassic Park is a 1993 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. ... The Killer (Traditional Chinese: 喋血雙雄, Simplified Chinese: 喋血双雄; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: dip6 hyt3 seong1 hung4; Mandarin Pinyin: ; literally: Bloodshed of Two Heroes) is a 1989 Hong Kong thriller starring Chow Yun-Fat as the hitman Ah Jong, Danny Lee as the cop Li Ying and Sally Yeh as the singer Jennie. ... Toy Story is an Academy-award-winning CGI animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and Australia on December 7, 1995, as well as in the United Kingdom on 22 March... The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 low budget independent horror film, financed and distributed by Artisan Entertainment. ... Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... Batman is an American Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... For the Father Ted episode, see New Jack City (Father Ted). ... Scream is a 1996 horror film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. ... Gladiator is a 2000 movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Dumb & Dumber Dumb And Dumber is a comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, released in 1994. ...

Eighteenth anniversary

As part of its 18th birthday issue published in June 2007 Empire published a list of top 18-rated moments in film. This list is as follows: June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ...

  1. Alien - Dinner chestburster
  2. The Omen - Glass decapitation
  3. An American Werewolf in London - Wolf transformation
  4. The Exorcist (film) - Crucifix abuse
  5. Risky Business - Ready Ralph?
  6. Reservoir Dogs - Mr. Blonde slashing the face of Marvin the cop
  7. Blue Velvet - Karoke From Hell

Alien; for other films/spin-offs see Alien (film series) Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Alien (film) Alien, a 1979 science fiction/horror film directed by Ridley Scott, became a cultural phenomenon. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... An American Werewolf in London is a comedy/horror film released in 1981, written and directed by John Landis. ... The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 American horror and thriller film, adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, dealing with the demonic possession of a young girl, and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted... Spoiler warning: Risky Business is a 1983 film written and directed by Paul Brickman. ... Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut feature film of director Quentin Tarantino. ... It has been suggested that Blue Velvet in popular culture be merged into this article or section. ...

100 Most Daring films

  1. Airplane!
  2. Akira
  3. Badlands
  4. Bannanas
  5. The Battleship Potemkin
  6. Belle de Jour
  7. The Birds
  8. Blade Runner
  9. Blazing Saddles
  10. Blow-Up
  11. Blue Velvet
  12. Brazil
  13. Breathless

Airplane! is an American comedy film, first released on 27 June 1980, produced, directed, and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker. ... Akira ) is a 1988 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo based on his manga of the same name. ... The Chinle Badlands at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. ... Bannanas are tasty treats but can also be considered a slang word. ... The Battleship Potemkin (Russian: , ), sometimes rendered as The Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. ... Belle de jour is a 1967 French film starring Catherine Deneuve. ... The Birds (1963) is a horror film by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the short story The Birds (ISBN 0-582-41798-8) by Daphne du Maurier. ... Blade Runner is a 1982 cyberpunk, neo-noir film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. ... Alex Karras as Mongo in Blazing Saddles Blazing Saddles (1974) is a comedy directed by Mel Brooks and starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, and released by Warner Brothers. ... Look up blow up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that Blue Velvet in popular culture be merged into this article or section. ... Breathless can refer to: Breathless (1960 film) (French title: À bout de souffle), directed by Jean-Luc Godard Breathless (1983 film), a remake of the 1960 film, starring Richard Gere Breathless (CSI episode), an episode of the TV drama Breathless Mahoney, a role played by Madonna in the film Dick Tracy...

Readers' top films

Empire occasionally poll readers to find out what their favourite films are.


Current List, 201 Greatest Films of All Time

The latest lists was selected in March 2006.

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  4. Star Wars
  5. The Godfather
  6. Pulp Fiction
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  8. Fight Club
  9. Goodfellas
  10. The Matrix
  11. Jaws
  12. The Usual Suspects
  13. The Godfather Part II
  14. Alien
  15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  16. Gladiator
  17. Aliens
  18. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  19. Casablanca
  20. Back to the Future

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American movie, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a film, released on Wednesday, December 19, 2001, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 178 minutes (2 hours, 58 minutes). ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... The Godfather is a 1972 crime film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with screenplay by Puzo and Coppola. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery and directed by Tarantino. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Fight Club[1] (1996) is the first published novel by American author Chuck Palahniuk. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 Mafia film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguys by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... It has been suggested that Orca (Jaws boat) be merged into this article or section. ... The Usual Suspects is a 1995 American film written by Christopher McQuarrie (who earned an Oscar for the screenplay) and directed by Bryan Singer. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... Alien; for other films/spin-offs see Alien (film series) Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Alien (film) Alien, a 1979 science fiction/horror film directed by Ridley Scott, became a cultural phenomenon. ... Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a 1981 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford. ... Pollice Verso (With a Turned Thumb), an 1872 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, is a well known history painters researched conception of a gladiatorial combat. ... This article is about the film, for the video games of the same name see Aliens (Square computer game) and Aliens (arcade game). ... This title can refer to either: The Two Towers (book), the second part of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romance film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ...

Editors

Empire has had eight editors. They are:

  • Barry McIlheney (issues 1 - 44)
  • Phil Thomas (issues 45 - 72)
  • Andrew Collins (issues 73 - 75)
  • Mark Salisbury (issues 76 - 88)
  • Ian Nathan (issues 89 - 126)
  • Emma Cochrane (issues 127 - 161)
  • Colin Kennedy (162 - 209) (Will Lawrence acted as editor for 12 issues while Colin Kennedy was absent)
  • Mark Dinning (210 - present. Dinning was formerly Associate Editor on the magazine leaving to take up the position of Editor of Total Film for a period, he then returned to take up the same role for Empire)

Andrew Collins Andrew John Collins (born March 4, 1965, Northampton, United Kingdom) is a British journalist, scriptwriter and broadcaster. ...

External links

  • Empireonline.com - the magazine's official web-site
  • Empirecinemalistings.com - Empire's cinema listings service
  • Empireonline.com.au - Empire Magazine Australia

 
 

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