Behind the Camera
A rich archive giving an unparalleled insight into the creative process. Enjoy this diverse range of wisdom and perspective on the art and craft of cinema.
From recent interviews to archive documentaries and experimental films about the cinematic process, this illuminating collection highlights the myriad forms of filmmaking and the talents behind it.
A far reaching interview with multifaceted artist Derek Jarman, conducted in 1987 by producer and critic Simon Field as part of the ICA Guardian Conversations series.
Inside Film201635 mins
The actor discusses Jean-Luc Godard’s film about a young woman who drifts into prostitution, and her relationship with the director.
Inside Film196813 mins
Famed for managing small budgets and delivering a profit, Robert Hartford-Davis talks about his career as a producer/director in this 1960s interview.
Inside Film196819 mins
Caustic and very personal ravaging of film criticism, from the director of Tom Jones, A Taste of Honey and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
Inside Film196729 mins
Remarkable meeting with the Scot, promoting the only film he's ever directed, and illustrating how it awakened his political consciousness.
Inside Film196721 mins
Lively interview with veteran filmmaker on the state of the British film industry, and his work with his regular star, Peter Sellers. Filmed in 1967.
Inside Film1 mins
Terence Davies introduces Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister's poetic paean to Great Britain.
Inside Film8 mins
Working with Terence Davies on Of Time And The City, Anderson addresses the importance of archive footage and his wider role as an archive producer.
Inside Film201512 mins
Peter Kosminsky, Claire Foy and Debbie Wiseman join Hilary Mantel to talk about the BBC adaptation of her Booker Prize-winning novel, Wolf Hall.
News196710 mins Location: Dorset
Julie Christie and Alan Bates entertain us as Hardy’s book is brought to life.
News19715 mins Location: St Mawgan
Michael Caine completes mission as Oberst Kurt Steiner.
Short documentary20161 mins
Sir Ian McKellen reflects on his most renowned on-screen Shakespearean role, reprised from Richard Eyre's acclaimed National Theatre production.
Short documentary20161 mins
Sir Ian McKellen introduces Laurence Olivier's classic adaptation of Henry V, a rousing wartime classic which McKellen contrasts with Kenneth Branagh's more circumspect 1989 version.
Short documentary20162 mins
The champion of BFI's Shakespeare on Film season introduces Akira Kurosawa's great Macbeth adaptation.
Charlie Chaplin relaxes on the tennis court in this potted history of Hollywood, which looks back fondly to the early days of film, in a world on the brink of war.
A laudatory item on the mid-1930s British film industry makes this issue of the cinemagazine fascinating for film fans.