The Big Picture 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.

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 film writing on its head, allowing the powerful filmic images to do the talking rather, than masses of text.

The Big Picture magazine is owned 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 film. If you have any exciting ideas for articles, or would like to work with us, then get in touch.

Magazine contents


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

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


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


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

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