About

The Big Picture is the visually dynamic film magazine that goes beyond the borders of the screen to reveal cinema’s unique power to entertain, inspire and connect to each and every one of us.

The magazine (and the accompanying website) offers an intelligent take on cinema, focusing on how film affects our lives. Aimed at the enthusiastic film-goer at large, The Big Picture provides an original take on the cinematic experience. Drawing from cinema’s fundamental visual power, The Big Picture turns traditional magazine publishing on its head, allowing the powerful filmic images to do the talking rather than masses of text.

The Big Picture magazine is published by Bristol based Intellect Ltd. The company was founded by Masoud Yazdani in 1986 and specialises in a wide range of books and journals that cover subject areas such as film, theatre, cultural studies, art, design, music and photography.
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Writers wanted!

We are always on the look out for talented writers who have a flair for the written word and a passion for the silver screen. If you have any exciting ideas for articles or innovative ways to collaborate with us then get in touch!


Magazine contents

Features

Screengems
An exploration of the most iconic and evocative objects to have appeared in film

Widescreen
The reception of film and it’s place in a wider context

Parting Shots
Highlighting cinema’s homages, parallels and imitations

Four Frames
A short frame-by-frame guide to magnificent moments in cinema

Cameos

Architecture & Film
An exploration of the relationship between the built and framed environments

Brand X
A unique take on imaginary brands in the movies

Fan Phenomenon
A look into the world of film and fandom

Reviews

Brilliant Failure
Exposing the films that flopped at the box office yet are well worth revisiting

Lost Classics
Rediscovering those dusty, forgotten reels that deserve another moment in the limelight

Spotlight
Exploring films on a theme

Thousand Words
Significant moments in film history

One Sheet

An exploration and critique of movie poster artwork

Reel World
Film inspired by real events

On Location
The city onscreen

 

 

Music Matters
Film scores, soundtracks and composers – a dedicated space for the appreciation of music and film

Art & Film
Showcasing the creative depictions of film in art

 

 

 


The Bigger Picture

World cinema’s hidden gems, handpicked by the Big Picture