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Films of the Year with Barry Norman


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It's been a year of mixed fortunes for the film business. In a year when ticket sales In Britain soared to around 112 million thanks to big commercial blockbusters like Jurassic Park and The Fugitive, cinema found Itself under intense moral scrutiny regarding its effects on the nation's morals.
Barry Norman chooses his ten favourite films of 1993, covering the full range of the year's releases. "We all sat down with a list of the films we'd reviewed this year and picked the ones we'd enjoyed the most," says Film 93 producer Bruce Thompson. "My list doesn't agree with Barry's. He didn'teven mention The
Fugitive, which was my favourite and did phenomenal business."
In between each choice of film, Barry looks back at the issues that have affected the industry over the year.
" It's been a strange year for
British films, says Thompson. "There's really only one film in Barry's top ten that you could definitely say is 100 per cent British, but a lot of them have British stars, directors or writers. It's difficult to say exactly what a British film is these days. We undoubtedly have the creative talent, but most movies are made by American companies." Director Michael Samuels


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Bruce Thompson.
Director: Michael Samuels

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Films of the Year with Barry Norman

BBC One London, 28 December 1993 23.00

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