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Beneficial Shock #8

170 x 240 mm, 82 pages
Bristol, UK
First published in 2017
Editor: Gabriel Solomons
Art director: Philip Wrigglesworth

A film magazine that explores crucial elements of cinema often marginalised or overlooked, using an eclectic mix of illustration and visual documentation. Now in a slightly smaller format and sporting (for the first time) its masthead in colour, this is the Awe and Wonder issue, dedicated to film's ability to instil that feeling in us all.

To capture awe or wonder onscreen is one thing, but to instil it in the viewer through a deeper connection is something altogether different, and it's this unique perspective that we look to explore in the pages of issue 8. Larger-than-life 'performers' such as Muhammad Ali and Aretha Franklin, who's onscreen presence has been majestically and authentically captured. Directors like David Cronenberg, Sofia Coppola and Terence Malick who's films get beneath our skin in undeniable ways. Epic creatures that fill the widest of widescreens and city symphonies that embody a place's connection to its varied inhabitants in mysterious ways. All of these and more set us on a path of discovery and a search for meaning. 

On the Journal:
‘The arrival of a new magazine combining illustration and film inevitably draws comparison with indie hero Little White Lies. But with its launch edition just out, Beneficial Shock has immediately managed to set its own terms and agenda. This is not just another movie mag.’ READ MORE

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