Everything from film industry discussions to Disney classics...
- 27 July 2011
- by Sheryl Simms
Film 4 Summer ScreenatSomerset House, the open-air cinema event, where you can catch your favourite films in the great outdoors, starting July 27th – 7th August, may have sold out but there's still the opportunity to get tickets for Behind the Screen with BAFTA. Here you can catch a series of talks and discussions given by the directors, actors and industry insiders connected to this year's catalogue of films.
Still available is Wild about Wilder, a celebration of the works of filmmaker and screen writer Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot and The Apartment). There's also a discussion led by Oscar -winning writer Sir Robert Harwood and film critic Barry Norman on the works of film director Roman Polanski. You may fancy listening in on Dressed by Design: Great Costumes in Film with contributions made byAlice Rawsthorn, International Herald Tribune's design critic and BAFTA and Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood.
While for video game enthusiasts, the relationship between gaming and film is explored in Playing Games with Cinema. Last but not least, director Mike Newell conducts a talk about The Influence of The Actor's Studio, an organisation founded in 1947 which became well known for teaching 'method' acting to many of the Hollywood greats.
For more movie magic, take yourself down to the British Film Institute. They're marking the release of Disney's 50th animated feature by showing the complete works chronically, over an entire year. So indulge your inner child by watching Disney favourites, The Little Mermaid (8th & 13 August), The Rescuers Down Under (20th & 24th August)and Beauty and the Beast (27th & 31st August).
The BFI's tribute to the violet- eyed screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor will be a fantastic treat for all her adoring fans. From the 1st – 31st August they'll be showing classics like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,Giant, Father of the Bride, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and many more.
Don't forget to check out the BFI's timetable of talks and discussions on a variety of movie matters, including, the autumn launch of Dr Who.