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Sight and Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. The Independent newspaper has described it as "highbrow but accessible". A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles. ... Jump to: navigation, search Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Independent is a British compact newspaper published by Tony OReillys Independent News & Media. ...


Sight and Sound was first published in 1932 and in 1934 management of the magazine was handed to the nascent British Film Institute. The bfi still publishes the magazine today. Sight and Sound was published quarterly for most of its history until the early 1990s apart from a brief run as a monthly publication in the early 1950s, but in 1991 it merged with another bfi publication - the Monthly Film Bulletin and started to appear monthly. For 35 years (mid-1950s to the beginning of the 1990s) it was edited by Penelope Houston. Jump to: navigation, search 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the... Jump to: navigation, search 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Monthly Film Bulletin was a British Film Institute publication between 1934 and 1991. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ...


Sight and Sound has a more highbrow focus than other film magazines. It says it reviews all film releases each month, including those with a narrow art house release, as opposed to the more mainstream focus of its competitors. Sight and Sound also currently features a full cast and crew credit list for each reviewed film. Art house films are motion pictures that were not intended by their producers to appeal to a mass audience, but rather seek a niche amongst specialty theatres usually found in large urban areas. ...


Every decade, Sight and Sound asks an international group of film professionals to vote for their "Greatest Film" of all time. The Sight and Sound accolade has come to be regarded as one of the most important of the "greatest ever film" lists. The first poll, in 1952, was topped by The Bicycle Thieves. The five subsequent polls (1962-2002) have been won by Citizen Kane. Jump to: navigation, search 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ladri di biciclette (literally translated as Bicycle Thieves) is a 1948 Italian neorealist film known in its US English release as The Bicycle Thief. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Citizen Kane was the first feature film directed by Orson Welles (he had directed two short films previously), and is loosely based on the lives of the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, the reclusive aerospace and movie mogul Howard Hughes, and the Chicago utilities magnate Samuel...


Sight and Sound has in the past been the subject of criticism, notably from Raymond Durgnat, who often accused it of elitism, puritanism and upper-middle-class snobbery, although he did write for it in the 1950s. Jump to: navigation, search Raymond Durgnat (September 1, 1932 - May 19, 2002) was a distinctive and highly influential British film critic, who was born in London of Swiss parents. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the...


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