Film Stories issue 43 (July 2023): full details and order your copy here

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In the latest issue of Film Stories, we chat to the people behind Greatest Days about how the Take That musical made it to the big screen. 

Introducing the new issue of Film Stories magazine, that’s shipping out now!. The magazine is primarily mail order, although it goes into a few WHSmiths stores around the UK.

Here’s the cover of the new issue, that’s packed with 100 pages of movie mayhem, and then we’ll tell you what’s in it…

The cover of Film Stories issue 43, featuring the cast of Take That musical Greatest Days.

Shipping shortly…

Amongst the features inside the issue…

And the world comes alive – The director and stars of Greatest Days tell us how the Take That musical made it to the big screen.

From violent films to video games – Throughout the 1980s, 18-rated films were commonly made into games, releasedunrated, and enjoyed by kids of all ages. Obviously, it couldn’t last forever.

Red Pledge – We take a look at the Chinese government’s five-year plan to grow its cinema industry internationally – and why it doesn’t seem to be working in the UK.

The music of Michael Kamen – Celebrating the wonderfully diverse work ofa legendary film composer

The beauty of Barbie films – ahead of the release of Greta Gerwig’s summer blockbuster, we rank Barbie’s animated outings. Get ready for some questionable CGI…

The outsiders – a love letter to the films telling smaller stories about average people.

George Orwell – the works that did – and didn’t – make it to the big screen.

Patrick Read Johnson – He developed Dragonheart, directed Baby’s Day Out, and then walked away from Hollywood. Now he tells us his story.


The Science Bit: our technical column covers output.

My film story

Reviews! New films! Some of them are good, too!

Things for the watchlist


Movie clinic!

The letters page!

More interviews!

And lots more!

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