Legendary Pinewood and Shepperton studios to be honoured at Baftas

February 7th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 7 (ANI): Legendary studios Pinewood and Shepperton, which have witnessed some of the most celebrated flicks, are all set to be honoured with an award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

The studios have made acclaimed flicks since ages, ranging from Gandhi to Slumdog Millionaire.

The 75-year-old studios, after producing over 1500 flicks, have carved a niche in every old and young heart.

The studios” classics include The African Queen, David Lean’’s Great Expectations, Dr Strangelove, Superman and The Shining, and 20 James Bond films, including Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace and many more.

The Observer’’s film critic Jason Solomons said that Pinewood’’s ability to adapt has ensured it remained a cornerstone of the British film industry.

“Britain has always led the way in the craft categories. They have always been known for their wonderful cameramen, their wonderful props masters, their wonderful set designers. All of those were housed at Pinewood, Sky News quoted the Flick critic as saying.

“But these days, the craft is in the technology and so, if Britain does not advance in technology, it will get left behind, he added.

The studios have grown alongside the film industry and have the largest sound stage in Europe. (ANI)

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