Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood

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Vincent Price

Witchfinder General

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 January     Oliver Cromwell executed two years after death, 1661 On this day in 1661, Oliver Cromwell was posthumously executed. A member of parliament who had entered the civil war against the king, Cromwell had risen quickly to … Read more

The full monty moment approaches in The Full Monty

The Full Monty

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 October     World’s first football club formed, 1857 On this day in 1857, Sheffield Football Club was founded, in Yorkshire, UK, as an offshoot of a local cricket club. It is now considered to be the oldest still … Read more

Aaron Taylor and Anne-Marie Duff in Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 December     John Lennon murdered, 1980 On this day in 1980, John Lennon was murdered by Mark Chapman outside the south entrance of the Dakota building, where Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, had had an apartment since … Read more

Paul, George, Ringo and John in A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day’s Night

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 September     Brian Epstein born, 1934   On this day in 1934, Brian Epstein was born. Dead by the age of 32, the Liverpudlian who became famous as the manager of The Beatles first heard of the band … Read more

Aksel Hennie and Synnøve Macody Lund in Headhunters

Headhunters

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 October     Norway becomes independent, 1905 On this day in 1905, Norway became independent from Sweden. An independent country during the Viking and post-Viking era, Norway’s power declined after 1265, with the Black Death and competition from the … Read more

Joaquin Phoenix in Her

Her

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 August   Storm botnet maximum, 2007 Today marks the day when, in 2007, activity by the Storm Worm Trojan horse reached its maximum. Having been identified in January 2007, the worm spread via emails with catchy subject lines such … Read more

Sam Rockwell times two in Moon

Moon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one       13 November Nasa finds “significant” water on the Moon, 2009 On this day in 2009, Nasa reported that it had found “significant” amounts of water on the Moon. The word “significant” is significant, since scientists had already discovered water … Read more

Jack Cardiff with a still of Audrey Hepburn

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 July   Vincent Van Gogh shoots himself, 1890 What is it that everyone knows about the painter Vincent Van Gogh? That he cut off his ear. And perhaps a lot of people also know that he killed himself. But … Read more

Cillian Murphy in Sunshine

Sunshine

A movie for every day of the year – a good one 15 February Galileo Galilei born, 1564 On this day in 1564, the astronomer, mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei was born. He was most famous for advocating the Copernican view of the solar system, which put the sun at the centre and had the … Read more

JBL Noel shooting The Epic of Everest

The Epic of Everest

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 April   Birkenhead Park opened, 1847 On this day in 1847, Birkenhead Park was opened in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, UK. It is the country’s first publicly funded civic park and was designed by Joseph Paxton, best known … Read more

Gérard Lanvin (centre) in A Gang Story

A Gang Story

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 June   John Gotti jailed for life, 1992 On this day in John Gotti, boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City was jailed for life. Look him up on Google images and you’ll probably find his … Read more

Erich Von Stroheim in La Grande Illusion

La Grande Illusion

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 November     First World War ends, 1914 On this day in 1914, hostilities officially ceased on the Western Front (which ran through Belgium, north-eastern France and Alsace-Lorraine – then German, now French), effective 11am. Though the First World … Read more

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