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The Cinematic Animal: Congo (Frank Marshall, 1995)

This article originally appeared on The Cinematic Animal. After reading, enter our competition to win the book Lives Beyond Us: Poems and Essays on the Film Reality of Animals. I can’t speak for others who were teenagers at the time, but for me in the mid-1990s Congo was an impressive film, and one that I’m pretty sure I […]

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Competition: Win Lives Beyond Us – Poems and Essays on the Film Reality of Animals

This competition is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered. In collaboration with The Cinematic Animal, we’re giving away a copy of the book Lives Beyond Us: Poems and Essays on the Film Reality of Animals. Edited by Kirsten Irving and Sebastian Manley, the expansive volume features a range of critical and lyrical responses. Ranging and […]

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Parting Shots: Deers in films

There is something elusive and majestic about deers that film directors seem unable to ignore. These beautiful animals have appeared in movies covering a wide range of genres, and whilst their fleeting appearances often only add up to a few seconds of screen time their impact is usually integral to the filmmaker’s vision. Take the […]

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Spotlight: Animal Kingdom

Cleaver Patterson and Kieron Moore pull out their binoculars for a close-up look at some of the movies where the animal kingdom takes centre stage. NATIONAL VELVET (1944) Dir. Clarence Brown When young horse fanatic Velvet Brown first sets eyes upon a magnificent gelding she calls The Pie, she falls in love and dreams of […]

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Issue 22 is out!

The spring 2014 issue is here and boy, it sure is worth the wait! The Spring 2014 issue’s theme of The Big Picture is ‘Wild Screen’ looking at where the Animal Kingdom and the Movies collide. This issue promises a whole heap of insightful features to satiate your cinematic hunger. Along with the roundup of […]