The Big Picture: Winter's Discontent

The Big Picture

Issue Title:Winter's Discontent
Issue Number:Issue 19
Issue Date:March 2013
Description:This issue looks at recurring themes seen in films that use this harshest of seasons as a backdrop or key story device. From Samurai and hit-men to ice maidens and film obsessives, this issue is an ecclectic trawl through cinema's darkest days. Along with the roundup of regular sections, features include an interview with film critic and self-confessed Batman uberfan Kim Newman, a look at the Rosebud Sled in Citizen Kane as an evocative cinematic object, a location focus on Reykjavik and 1000 words on the lasting impact of DW Griffith's groundbreaking 1920 film Way Down East.