Iconic Images: Capote

In a special “Iconic Images” post, I celebrate 2005’s Capote, possibly the finest work of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who sadly died in New York yesterday aged 46… For his portrayal of Truman Capote in Bennett Miller’s 2005 film Capote, Philip...

Iconic Images: Gravity (2013)

The astonishing success of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity has seen it reappear in cinemas across the UK. It has also made it's way back into IMAX theatres with this new poster celebrating the release...

Iconic Images: The Italian Job (1969)

Michael Caine as Charlie Croker scrambles for the gold he's gone to great lengths to acquire as his getaway bus teeters on the edge of a cliff...

Iconic Images: The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist boasts many moments that stick in the memory but few images from the film are as iconic as seeing Father Merrin arriving to be faced with this...

Iconic Images: James Bond

James Bond's introduction is one of the most iconic images in film. It has changed slightly over the years but the essence of the sequence (and the shot) remains the same.

Iconic Images: Jurassic Park

Even without the low rumble of an approaching dinosaur, and the resulting ripple of the water in the cup, this simple image sends shivers through audiences who have witnessed Jurassic Park.

Iconic Images: The Shining

When you think of Jack Nicholson's characters...do you think: plaster on the broken nose (Chinatown), the Joker's "painted" face (Batman), or this indelible image...

Iconic Images: A Trip To The Moon

The most iconic image from early cinema has to be the crashed spaceship in Georges Melies' A Trip To The Moon from 1902. It is the moon's "face" which makes it so memorable.