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Sight & Sound unveils digital archive with Exact Editions

Sight & Sound, in conjunction with Exact Editions, has launched a digital archive including all of the magazine's 500+ issues.

Published by the BFI since 1932 Sight & Sound has partnered with Exact Editions to develop a research tool for institutions, universities, schools and other organisations around the world. With the archive’s launch, film fanatics and academics will be able to study 85 years of back issues of the magazine, as well as its sister publication Monthly Film Bulletin (1934-1991), at the click of a button, the company says.

The digital archive displays every page of the magazine’s 500+ issues, as well as each new issue. From the early days of cinema through to the latest Christopher Nolan blockbuster, Sight & Sound has been there from the start of cinema, offering film commentary and criticism.

Available for the first time for institutional subscribers. A subscription to Sight & Sound with Exact Editions features unlimited IP authenticated access for every user at a subscribing institution. The full archive can be read, searched and downloaded seamlessly across web, iOS and Android digital platforms, ensuring that any issue can be read anytime, anywhere.

Rob Winter, Head of Publishing at the BFI said: “We are proud to present this archive project with Exact Editions. It is exciting to be able put the archive of Sight & Sound and Monthly Film Bulletin in the hands of new readers with this institutional subscription.This is an unrivalled archive of film commentary and criticism that showcases the best writing on film. It is also a fascinating record of the films released in UK cinemas, paired with insightful reviews. Together it’s an essential treasure-trove of a resource for the serious film fan - and it looks great on the Exact Editions platform!”

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions said: “Sight & Sound is the perfect magazine for the Exact Editions platform, each issue is beautifully produced and shines on our reader. Exact Editions are proud to offer the comprehensive archive to our institutional subscribers, for whom it will be invaluable.”