My Inspiration – Chris Warrington

Monday, December 26 2011
My Inspiration – Chris Warrington

It’s been a while, but this week we herald the return of our My Inspiration, in which senior industry figures talk about the films that inspired them to join our industry, or proved pivotal in their careers. And this is one of the best we’ve had, from our old pal Chris Warrington. For those that […]

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My Inspiration – Rennie Mitchell (Hicksville)

Friday, June 17 2011
My Inspiration – Rennie Mitchell (Hicksville)

Marti DiBergi: “Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?” This Is Spinal Tap (1984)  Date: Saturday July 11th 1987 (possibly) . City: Edinburgh (central). Weather: Balmy (a good 15 degrees). I was a fourth year at high school and in the midst (or […]

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My Inspiration – Nigel Wingrove (Redemption/Salvation)

Thursday, April 28 2011
My Inspiration – Nigel Wingrove (Redemption/Salvation)

Witches, Vampires, Nazis, Bridget Bardot and Sex Films have always been around me and although I can’t point to one film and say “that’s it, that’s the one” there are still several that have had a profound effect on me. The first film that I specifically recall. was, bizarrely, a western called Villa Rides about […]

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My Inspiration – Ian Allan (Clear Vision)

Saturday, March 19 2011
My Inspiration – Ian Allan (Clear Vision)

Rest. In. Peace. Summerslam 1992. We’d started in 1990 in the Parkfield days, but it didn’t really take off until this event happened. We started with three titles in July 1990, we must have had a few titles out by 1992, but when you consider the catalogue now, it’s moved on a bit. But I’d […]

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My Inspiration – Steve Kemsley (Sassy)

Friday, March 11 2011
My Inspiration – Steve Kemsley (Sassy)

“Make enough money to put our kids through good schools, buy me a few nice dresses and a big house (one day). When you’ve done that, you can fulfill all the creative dreams you need and make that bloody movie.” Belinda Kemsley circa 1996 That’s what I call inspiration. • Steve Kemsley has been behind, […]

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My Inspiration – Ian Gilchrist

Friday, February 4 2011
My Inspiration – Ian Gilchrist

I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I’ll find him for three, but I’ll catch him, and kill him, for ten.” Quint (Robert Shaw) Jaws (1975) Jaws is the first film that I can clearly remember fixating on to a rather ludicrous extent. When it opened in the small Canadian […]

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My Inspiration – Robin Guise (LipSync)

Thursday, December 23 2010
My Inspiration – Robin Guise (LipSync)

“It’s better to miss Naples than hit Margate.” Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger When I was nine years old we had to do a project at school which was unusual in that the teacher didn’t get to mark it/red pen it to death or even see it. It was just for ourselves – a homemade […]

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My Inspiration – Noreen Burgin (eOne)

Friday, December 17 2010
My Inspiration – Noreen Burgin (eOne)

At my signal, unleash hell. Gladiator (2000) I have loved movies all of my life, for me movies have always been magical, from the age of 5 my mother would take me to the cinema every week.  It is too difficult to name my one favourite movie but there are three that I could watch […]

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My Inspiration – James Blackford (BFI)

Friday, December 10 2010
My Inspiration – James Blackford (BFI)

“Having problems keeping it up Q?” Octopussy (1983) I have been a fan of the Bond films for the best part of my life and Octopussy is probably my favourite. Now before the From Russia with Love contingent get up in arms let me be clear: I’m not saying it’s the best of them but, […]

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My Inspiration – Graham Dawkins (Cornerstone Media)

Friday, December 3 2010
My Inspiration – Graham Dawkins (Cornerstone Media)

. . 1993 Not a single title, but a year that made me realise you could make money out of the industry and have a lot of fun – 1993 my first year in the business. This year was full of classic titles with loads of memories. Jurassic Park – memories of Karl Wainwright handing […]

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My Inspiration – Tom Langlands (Elevation Sales)

Friday, November 26 2010
My Inspiration – Tom Langlands (Elevation Sales)

. . . “You can’t win, Darth. Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” Star Wars Indecisive about whether to plump for Jaws (quite frankly the water’s never been safe since that entered my life) or The Godfather: Part II (it would have ended up a dissertation) I […]

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My Inspiration – Alan McQueen (sales consultant)

Friday, November 19 2010
My Inspiration – Alan McQueen (sales consultant)

“It’s not me that’s crying. It’s my eyes.” Jen De Florette (1986) In 1972 I was still at school (Lord Wandsworth College where Jonny Wilkinson would follow……a long while later). The film club there was very forward-thinking and, as a fifteen-year-old, watching Soldier Blue and A Clockwork Orange certainly whetted my appetite for quality, hard-hitting […]

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Vince Petersen (AGI)

Thursday, October 28 2010
Vince Petersen (AGI)

. . “No Way!” “Way!” Wayne’s World (1992) This must look like a surprising choice for a German as we obviously do not have a sense of humour. And, unfortunately, Wayne’s World completely tanked at the box office  in Germany… Whether that was due to the clichéd lack of humour of my German compatriots or […]

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My Inspiration – Francesco Simeoni (Arrow Films)

Friday, October 15 2010
My Inspiration – Francesco Simeoni (Arrow Films)

“That’s about as funny as a screen door on a battleship” Back To The Future I don’t think any one film made me think I wanted to work in film, it all clicked into place much later. But when I decided I was going to work in film I went to university to study it. […]

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My Inspiration – Steve Kitney (Fremantle)

Thursday, October 7 2010
My Inspiration – Steve Kitney (Fremantle)

“Working on the site from morning till night, that’s living alright . . . . “ Auf Wiedersehen Pet The 1980’s hit TV series Auf Wiedersehen Pet is not only one of my all time favourite TV series but it has also been an inspiration more than once during my time in the home entertainment […]

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