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04The Big Kill Off2011012020130618 (BBC7)
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David Thomson, author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, continues his journey through the power of cinema. Episode 4: The Big Kill Off.

Cinema has made us see death and final moments in any number of fiendish and inventive ways, but is it a little too in love with this shadowy realm? Thomson remembers those who lost their celluloid lives and entered our collective dreams.

Producer: Mark Burman.

Author and critic David Thomson delves into cinema's dubious love affair with death.

David Thomson, author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, continues his journey through the power of cinema.

Episode 4: The Big Kill Off.

Writer and critic David Thomson continues his journey through the power of cinema.

10 LASTFade To Black2011012820130626 (BBC7)
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For the past two weeks the film critic and writer David Thomson has taken his own highly idiosyncratic journey through the power and magic of cinema. But now he considers whether, under the relentless spread of visual media, and in the age of instant delivery, the dream palaces are places to dream anymore. Episode 10: Fade to Black.

Producer: Mark Burman.

For the past two weeks the film critic and writer David Thomson has taken his own highly idiosyncratic journey through the power and magic of cinema.

But now he considers whether, under the relentless spread of visual media, and in the age of instant delivery, the dream palaces are places to dream anymore.

Episode 10: Fade to Black.

David Thomson concludes his journey through cinema by considering if its power is waning.

David Thomson considers cinema's future. Is the dream palace the place to dream anymore?