In 2013, the makers of indie film magazine Little White Lies set off on a journey with Faber & Faber to create a one-of-a-kind coffee table book inspired by everything we love about movies. 

Little White Lies is a conduit for movie passion, each gorgeously illustrated issue a shrine to an movie that we simply want our readers to get excited about and then go and enjoy for themselves.

We sign off each issue by asking a prominent actor or filmmaker the same question: "What do you love about movies?" 

The question transcends the notion of whether you love movies or you don’t love movies. It challenges a specific definition of movies, how they function on some deep personal and societal level, what they mean, what they represent, and even what they are. 

Every answer is as unique as the movies themselves.


David Jenkins
Editor - Little White Lies

@daveyjenkins


What is your shoe size:  9 ish

Which film director or star (dead or alive) would you most like to have dinner with and where would you dine?

Bernadette Peters, Ronnies II, Formby, Merseyside.

What film posters do you have on the walls of your house?

Effi Briest by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

What, for you, is the king of movie soundtracks?

Michel Legrand's Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

Which is your personal favourite issue of Little White Lies magazine and why?

Dead heat between LWLies Issue 1 (The Life Aquatic Issue) and LWLies Issue 50.

What do you love about movies?

They can't hurt you when you're not looking.

Adam Woodward
Deputy Editor - Little White Lies

@AWLies


What is your shoe size:  About a foot

Which film director or star (dead or alive) would you most like to have dinner with and where would you dine?

Fatty Arbuckle, Fatty Arbuckle's.

What film posters do you have on the walls of your house?

An Italian poster for Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother.

What, for you, is the king of movie soundtracks?

The Land Before Time by James Horner.

Which is your personal favourite issue of Little White Lies magazine and why?

The Master issue, because it featured my interview with the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman from Venice, where I saw the film in 70mm at its premiere.

What do you love about movies?

I remember sneaking downstairs one restless night to watch TV and tuning in to David Cronenberg's The Fly. I was eight. I'll never forget how it made me feel.


Sophie Monks Kaufman
Staff Writer - Little White Lies

@sopharsogood


What is your shoe size:  One foot is 7, the other is 6 1/2

Which film director or star (dead or alive) would you most like to have dinner with and where would you dine? 

Werner Herzog at the end of the world. 

What film posters do you have on the walls of your house? 

Metropolis, Melancholia, The Double

What, for you, is the king of movie soundtracks?

Right now... Boyhood.

Which is your personal favourite issue of Little White Lies magazine and why? 

Inside Llewyn Davis because a) aesthetically it perfectly reflects the film and b) it houses my career highlight, an interview with Spike Jonze.

What do you love about movies? 

They take life and make it better.

Timba Smits
Creative Director - TCOLondon

@TimbaSmits


What is your shoe size:  YETI (or) BIGFOOT.

Which film director or star (dead or alive) would you most like to have dinner with and where would you dine?

Wes Anderson. Aboard the Belefonte somewhere in the Mediterranean. After dinner, we would go for a night dive in the Belefonte’s Deep Search Mini-Sub.

What film posters do you have on the walls of your house?

A trio of Coen Brothers screen prints of Inside Llewyn Davis, The Big Lebowski and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.

What, for you, is the king of movie soundtracks?

Ooo, snap! That’s a tough one. But probably a two-way tie between Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump.

Which is your personal favourite issue of Little White Lies magazine and why?

The Inside Llewyn Davis issue. The combination of the film’s '60s styling and the cold muted colours coupled with its folk music theme slipped too well into my comfort zone. 

What do you love about movies?

How they make you discover emotions that you never thought you had. And popcorn. LOTS OF POPCORN!