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Little White Lies (magazine)

Little White Lies is an internationally distributed movie magazine and website. It is published by London-based media company TCOLondon, who also publish the DIY culture magazine Huck.[1]

Little White Lies
June-July 2017 issue of Little White Lies.jpeg
June–July 2017 "Dunkirk" issue
EditorDavid Jenkins
CategoriesFilm
FrequencyBi-monthly
PublisherTCOLondon
Year founded2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon
LanguageEnglish
Websitelwlies.com

Contents

History and contentEdit

Little White Lies rose out of the ashes of Adrenalin, an adventure sports and lifestyle magazine. When Adrenalin's publisher went bankrupt, a group of friends working there decided to turn designer Danny Miller's student degree project "Little White Lies: Issue Zero" into a full-fledged magazine.[2]

The design of each issue is inspired by its feature film, often represented on the cover by an illustration of its lead actor. The cover film also influences interior aspects, such as editorial icons, chapter headings and custom typefaces. However, the overall template of the magazine remains the same.[3] It was called "the best-designed film magazine on the shelf" in The Guardian.[4] Its content is split into three acts: the lead review, a series of feature articles inspired by the cover film, and the reviews section, which also includes interviews with directors and stars of upcoming movies. The magazine uses a three part ranking system.[5] The categories ("'Anticipation", "Enjoyment", and "In Retrospect") are marked out of five and accompanied by explanatory text.

BooksEdit

The first Little White Lies book, What I Love About Movies (ISBN 978-0571312085), was published by Faber and Faber in 2014. The book is a collection of responses from directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola and actors including Ryan Gosling, Kristen Stewart and Helen Mirren to the magazine's signature question: What do you love about movies?[6]

Little White Lies has since published other books such as Making Your Own Movie in 39 Steps and Where's the Dude?: The Great Movie Spotting Challenge. The former is a step-by-step guide to filmmaking while the latter is a Where's Wally?-inspired book where the reader is tasked with finding a character from The Big Lebowski.

WebsiteEdit

Little White Lies also maintains a website that publishes movie reviews, features articles, and a podcast. Like its magazine, movie reviews are rated in three parts: "Anticipation", "Enjoyment", and "In Retrospect."

The website has an online store selling books and board games.

PodcastEdit

In April 2017, Little White Lies started a podcast titled Truth & Movies, named after the publication's motto. The podcast is co-hosted by various members of the magazine's staff and they converse about new movie releases and their opinions of those movies.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Channels". tcolondon.com. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ "8.1 / Massive black truth / Danny Miller". ohgoodnessgreatness.blogspot.co.uk. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Back Issues Archive - Little White Lies". Little White Lies. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  4. ^ "Little White Lies Weekender, Cinema Palestino: film festival previews". The Guardian. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  5. ^ Manhire, Toby (20 July 2005). "Why the British film industry is constitutionally flawed". The Guardian.
  6. ^ Farrington, Joshua (11 October 2013). "Faber snap up film, fiction and music". The Bookseller. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

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