Dunkirk and the use of Shepard Tone
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated latest film has proved a smash with audiences, becoming the 13th highest grossing film of 2017 so far despite being released towards the end of July. The film’s subject strays from Christopher Nolan’s renowned fantasy and science fiction work and is instead a gritty...over 1 year ago
This month we're talking about... ITV!
This month on the Director's Cut website, we're curious to hear your thoughts on all things ITV. What do you like? What would you change? Has Broadchurch gripped you this series? Or are you more into the big Saturday night entertainment shows? If you were in control at ITV for...almost 2 years ago
‘Which actor would you like to play you in film’: are fans like their favourite films stars?
This week in the YouGov office we’ve been talking about Disney’s new live action film Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson. The film has broken box office records, earning £18.4 million in the UK, securing the fifth biggest opening weekend ever. Disney have attempted to give the film a...almost 2 years ago
Terrestrial Sport on TV
The final whistle may soon be blown on live sport being shown on terrestrial television, but does it matter? Has live sport on terrestrial TV run its race, or is there life in the old dog yet… Beyond, what are known as ‘Category A’ sporting events (the Olympics, the Football...almost 2 years ago
The BRITS defining moments: Director's Cut app results
As the Brits comes to a close for another year, we’ve been asking Director’s cut members about their most iconic moment in the history of the Brits, over on the Director’s Cut app. Amongst members, the most defining moment of the BRITS goes to Jarvis Cocker, and his crashing of...about 2 years ago
This month we're talking about... BBC Two!
Hello and welcome to a brand new feature here on the Director's Cut website. Each month we'll be asking for your thoughts on a different channel. This month we want to know what you think about BBC2! From Top Gear to the Great Pottery Throw Down, University Challenge to Muslims ...about 2 years ago
Why are audiences going Ga Ga for La La?
Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land has taken the box office by storm, it’s won seven Golden Globes and is nominated for fourteen Oscars. The film is a love letter to Hollywood and its stars Ryan Gosling and Ema Stone, a struggling musician and actress, led us through the ups ...about 2 years ago
Fiction - better read, or watched?
To read, or not to read? To watch, or not to watch? These questions are at the heart of the debate which rages across offices, dinner parties and pretty much, anywhere and, everywhere else. Which is better, reading the book or watching the adaptation on screen? Using YouGov’s connected data, ...about 2 years ago
Love in the Time of Tinder: is our media changing perceptions of romance?
Dating show audiences are more optimistic about finding love in unconventional ways: yet when it comes to physical attraction versus emotional connection, they’re still traditional romantics. With the emergence of dating apps like Tinder and Happn, the way in which single people meet and date has changed dramatically over the ...over 2 years ago
App results: Planet Earth II
Planet Earth voted the nation’s favourite Attenborough documentary: will Planet Earth II repeat its success? This week we saw the return of hit 2006 series Planet Earth on BBC1, narrated, as ever, by Sir David Attenborough. To celebrate, we’ve been looking into the nation’s favourite documentaries. We found that a ...over 2 years ago