Tag: Film

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Love on Film

Yes, it’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day is soon approaching and though some may relish in a day of exchanging romantic gifts with that special someone, the rest could find themselves glued to Tinder with Ben&Jerry’s for company… However fear not, Valentine’s Day isn’t just reserved for the head over heels couples. […]

Art, Culture, History

Fine art at the movies

We highlight images from the Bridgeman archive that have been licensed for several 2014-15 blockbusters and award-winners, used for set dressing and more 1. Cinderella (March 2015) This was a big, $95 million (£64 million) production for Disney. Kenneth Branagh sets his version in the early 19th century and mostly sticks […]

Art, Culture, History

Barbara Hepworth in Dudley Shaw Ashton’s ‘Figures in a Landscape’

On offer at the Tate until next October is a retrospective exhibition on the work of Barbara Hepworth, titled ‘Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World’ the particular focus being her as an international artist. Part of the exhibition includes Dudley Shaw Ashton’s brilliant Figures in Landscape; Barbara Hepworth (owned by Bridgeman Footage), a […]

Culture, History

The Reel East-Enders

Next month Britain’s favourite TV soap, Eastenders, turns 30. Love or loath it, this long-running soap opera has become an iconic and firmly established feature in British popular culture. Reaching the number-one spot in UK television ratings within eight months of launching, it has since remained one of the nation’s […]

Culture, History

Bridgeman Goes to the Griersons

Last week we were lucky enough to attend the 42nd annual Grierson Awards ceremony in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. It was a star-studded do, hosted by the excellent Sue Perkins, witty and charming as always, but with an added fierceness as she reproached the documentary film industry for its lack of female […]

Culture

Joy Batchelor – Life in Animation

Who was Joy Batchelor? To celebrate the centenary of her birth and the release a new biography, Beatrice Okoro, Bridgeman’s UK Account Manager for TV and Film, rediscovers her groundbreaking achievements in the animation industry.     On 1st October 2014 I spent an evening at the Hungarian Culture Centre to […]