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landscape-1451150948-best-detective-novelsHello and welcome to October’s issue of The Spread where we delve into all things mysterious. We answer some big cinematic questions in this issue like who should play James Bond in the next film? What was the late Curtis Hanson really uncovering in his masterpiece L.A. Confidential? Who is the great Italian filmmaker that you’ve never heard of? What’s the 75 year old mystery surrounding The Maltese Falcon? and many more.

We also find out whether the hype is correct about powerful documentary Fire At Sea and gay romance Theo and Hugo? Is La La Land the musical messiah it’s cracked up to be? Should you join detective Jeff Bridges for his manhunt in Hell or High High Water? Does Bryan Cranston escape the shadow of Heisenberg in The Infiltrator? Does Tarkovsky’s final film do him justice? Is Free State Of Jones really as bad as they say and is The Girl On The Train this year’s must-see mystery?

14072011-caine-klingerThe Spread also takes time to sit down with special effects guru Dan Martin to talk about his frequent collaborations with Ben Wheatley as well the past, present and future of the FX biz. John Higgins also sits down for coffee with British film industry icon Tony Klinger to talk about his father, the legendary Michael Klinger, and his world renowned film Get Carter as well as his upcoming projects.

Dan Martin will also be Cinema Jam’s course tutor at our upcoming prosthetic makeup masterclass coming this December, you can find discounts for the course in our interview with the man himself and you can read all the info and book in advance now on the course page here. You can do the same for our production design course coming on the 29th and 30th of October with Sophie Becher (who’s worked on projects for brands as huge as Coca-Cola, Gucci and Heineken) and Alice Normington (who’s worked on features as big as Nowhere Boy and Suffragette). Previous courses have  sold out in advance so make sure to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Speaking of booking early, all Cinema Jam members are invited to our fabulous October Jam Session coming up on October 18th at Juju’s Bar and Stage in Shoreditch. We’ll have a great evening of drinks, food, industry talks and screenings so shake off this early winter blues with some friendly people. Tickets and info are on our Facebook event page here.

We’ll also have a bunch of great reviews coming over the course of the month, including what’s left of 2016’s horror roster like The Girl with All the Gifts, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and Desierto, as well as some suitably spooky features to get you in the mood for Halloween, if our Horror Issue didn’t already do so. So from everyone at The Spread have a Happy Halloween and remember to stay warm!

Mark Birrell

Mark is the editor of The Spread as well as a freelance copywriter and lifelong cinephile. For writing enquiries, you can email him at mark@cinemajam.com and you can follow him on Twitter @markwbirrell

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

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