Tom Milne (2 April 1926 – 14 December 2005) was a British film critic.[1][2]

Tom Milne
Born(1926-04-02)2 April 1926
Died14 December 2005(2005-12-14) (aged 79)
OccupationFilm critic

After war service, he studied English and French at Aberdeen University and later at the Sorbonne. Interested in the theatre too, he wrote for the magazine Encore,[2] which existed for a decade (1954 to 1965).

Milne wrote for Sight & Sound, the Monthly Film Bulletin, The Observer and The Times during his career. During the 1960s he was associate editor of Sight & Sound and editor of the Monthly Film Bulletin. His book length studies of film directors include monographs on Joseph Losey (1968) and Rouben Mamoulian (1969) in the Thames & Hudson Cinema One series, the former comprising a series of extended interviews with the director.[3][4] He also wrote a short study on the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer (1971) and edited and translated an anthology of interviews and writings on Jean-Luc Godard (1972).[5][6]

In addition, Tom Milne oversaw the translation and subtitling of French films for television screenings.[2] He was the founding editor of the Time Out Film Guide, which went through nineteen editions from 1989 through 2010.[7][8]

An archive of over 3000 novels that were the personal collection of Tom Milne is held at Lancaster University Library

References edit

  1. ^ Rosenbaum, Jonathan (February 2006). "Tom Milne, 1926—2005". Sight & Sound.
  2. ^ a b c "Memories of Tom Milne". Masters of Cinema. Archived from the original on 10 August 2010. See also "Memories of Tom Milne".
  3. ^ Losey, Joseph; Milne, Tom (1968). Losey on Losey. Doubleday. OCLC 437579.
  4. ^ Milne, Tom (1969). Rouben Mamoulian. Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253150158. OCLC 56707.
  5. ^ Milne, Tom (1971). The Cinema of Carl Dreyer. A.S. Barnes. ISBN 9780302020579. OCLC 129726.
  6. ^ Godard, Jean-Luc (1972). Narboni, Jean; Milne, Tom (eds.). Godard on Godard: Critical Writings. Viking Press. ISBN 9780670019359. OCLC 1164640.
  7. ^ Milne, Tom, ed. (1989). Time Out Film Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9780140127003. OCLC 22306685.
  8. ^ Pym, John, ed. (2010). Time Out Film Guide 2011. Time Out Guides Limited. ISBN 9781846702082. OCLC 555629372.