John Gillett (1925–1995)[a] was a British film critic and researcher whose career at the British Film Institute spanned over 44 years. He was also a programmer for the National Film Theatre on the works of Buster Keaton, early Russian cinema and Japanese cinema, to name a few. He wrote film reviews for The Monthly Film Bulletin. With Ian Christie, he edited Futurism/Formalism/FEKS: 'Eccentrism' and Soviet Cinema 1918-1936. He was also an editor of Yasujiro Ozu: A Critical Anthology, with David Wilson.
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In June 1995 he received an MBE for services to the British Film Institute. That same year he was awarded the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette as recognition of his contribution to the appreciation of Japanese film and filmmakers. The certificate is just one of the items which form part of the John Gillett collection held by the British Film Institute.
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- John Gillett BFI Collections Access Database. Retrieved 8 October 2016
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- "Yasujiro Ozu: A Critical Anthology". Trove, National Library of Australia. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
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- FIPRESCI Prize 1994 International Federation of Film Critics. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- BFI collection John Gillett British Film Institute Collections Access Database. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- "A Tribute to John Gillette". British Film Institute. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
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