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[ June 19th 2001 ]

The legendary Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire have been home to British film-making for more than 60 years. From Carry Ons to James Bonds, Pinewood's place in film history is secure and it remains a favourite for Hollywood producers who want to take advantage of the wide range of facilities, as well as enjoy its unique charm.

Responsible for some of the most magical moments in British film, Pinewood allowed a young Alfred Hitchcock to produce the groundbreaking tracking shot around a dance floor in his 1937 film, Young and Innocent, and last year created the gigantic caviar factory set in The World Is Not Enough. To celebrate the words 'Made at Pinewood Studios, London, England,' The Barbican is screening 31 films produced at the studios over the years, including its latest offering, the long-awaited Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

The season begins with a gala opening on Thursday 21 June which will bring together stars, directors and producers for a special 40th anniversary screening of the very first James Bond film, Dr No, which went into production at Pinewood in 1961. Guardian Unlimited Film have one pair of tickets to give away for the gala opening, plus three pairs of tickets to the special preview screening of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider on Thursday 5 July.

For full competition details including entry rules, visit Guardian Unlimited.

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