Little White Lies (magazine)
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|Publisher||The Church of London|
Little White Lies is a bi-monthly, British independent movie magazine that features writing, illustration and photography related to cinema. It is published by London-based creative agency The Church of London who also publish Huck Magazine.
Issue zero was created as the final degree project of co-founder Danny Miller in 2001. The first issue was released in February 2005, printed in edition of 2500, and distributed only in UK Borders stores.
According to a report in The Guardian:
"Danny Miller conceived Little White Lies with his schoolfriend Matthew Bochenski aged 17, and they carried the dream with them through university and into their first jobs at skate and snowboard magazine Adrenalin. When the independent publishers behind Adrenalin collapsed last November, he put together the first issue of Little White Lies with Bochenski"[not in citation given]
The design of each issue of Little White Lies is inspired by its feature film, 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.
Content and Ranking system
Little White Lies' content is split into six chapters: the lead review, an editorial introduction, a series of articles inspired by the feature film, theatrical reviews, the Back Section, and future releases. The magazine uses a tripartite ranking system. The categories (Anticipation, Enjoyment and In Retrospect) are marked out of 5 and accompanied by explanatory text.
Little White Lies has featured in a blog and books, including 100 Years of Magazine Covers and guardian.co.uk.
Little White Lies is distributed throughout the UK and is stocked in shops including WHSmith, HMV, Urban Outfitters and Fopp. The magazine is also stocked in many of the UK's leading independent cinemas including all Curzon Cinemas, Picturehouse Cinemas and Everyman Cinemas.
Collaborations with "Huck" magazine
"Little White Lies" is published by creative agency The Church of London, who also produce Huck magazine. The cover film of issue 26 of "Little White Lies" was Where the Wild Things Are, directed by Spike Jonze. The Church of London commissioned illustrator Geoff McFetridge to produce a cover for "Little White Lies" and a cover for "Huck" which interacted with one another.
|1||March/April 2005||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou|
|2||June/July 2005||Sin City|
|3||September/October 2005||Land of the Dead|
|5||February/March 2006||Romance & Cigarettes|
|6||May/June 2006||Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!|
|8||October/November 2006||Marie Antoinette|
|9||December 2006/January 2007||Babel|
|10||February/March 2007||Chinese Film Special Issue|
|11||April/May 2007||This Is England|
|12||July/August 2007||Tales from Earthsea|
|14||November/December 2007||The Darjeeling Limited|
|15||January/February 2008||The Diving Bell and the Butterfly|
|17||May/June 2008||Gone Baby Gone|
|18||July/August 2008||Man on Wire|
|20||November/December 2008||The Silence of Lorna|
|22||March/April 2009||Let the Right One In|
|23||May/June 2009||Star Trek|
|25||September/October 2009||An Education|
|26||November/December 2009||Where the Wild Things Are|
|27||January/February 2010||The Road|
|30||July/August 2010||The Future Issue|
|32||November/December 2010||Tron: Legacy|
|33||January/February 2011||Black Swan|
|34||March/April 2011||Attack the Block|
|35||May/June 2011||Apocalypse Now|
|36||July/August 2011||The Skin I Live In|
|38||November/December 2011||Another Earth|
|40||March/April 2012||The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists|
|41||May/June 2012||Midnight Movies Double Bill (The Raid and The Innkeepers)|
|43||August/September 2012||On the Road|
A Magazine Is Born
In January 2011, the creators of "Little White Lies" released a video called "A Magazine Is Born". The 1.54 clip depicts the two-month process of creating issue 33 of "Little White Lies" (The Black Swan Issue) from initial conception to the final printed item. The clip is set to "A Swan is Born" by Clint Mansell from the soundtrack of Darren Aronofsky's film Black Swan.