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Sausages, steam trains and biplanes : Showcasing 100 years of Scotland on film

Most people when they think of films probably think of the latest blockbusters showing at the cinema; fantastic stories far removed from everyday life, and rarely showing anything of Scotland.  What many people don’t realise is that for four decades the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving all kinds […]

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Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-first century Batman

Published to coincide with Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, released in July 2012, Will Brooker’s book explores Batman’s twenty-first century incarnations. There have been many Batmans:  TV’s Adam West, Frank Miller’s graphic novels, the videogame Batman of Arkham Asylum, the very different Batmen drawn by Frank Quitely, Dave McKean or Jim […]

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