This article by film critic Philip French, entitled '50 Lost Movie Classics', was taken from the 17 December 2006 edition of the newspaper, 'The Observer'. The films were chosen by film critics and filmmakers and include over looked classics like 'Petula' by Richard Lester and films by directors such as Robert Zemeckis, John Huston, Wim Wenders, and Frank Perry. Of particular interest is number 26: 'The Bill Douglas Trilogy' directed by Bill Douglas, 1972-1978, nominated by Lizzie Francke, who calls Douglas a 'true poet of cinema' and sadly notes the only other feature film Douglas directed was 'Comrades'. Also, at number 28 director of 'Atonement', Joe Wright, nominates 'Babylon', produced by Gavrik Losey. On the back of the article is an opinion piece by Liz Hoggard in praise of Channel 4. This is prompted by C4's announcement that their alternative to the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day 2006 will be by a woman wearing a niqab veil.

Item number 37421
Category Press Cutting
Type Films
Dimensions height 473mm; width 315mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Philip French (author)