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Bicycle Thieves

Film Studies: European Film History – Italian Neo-realism and The Bicycle Thief In the five years following the Second World War, Italy saw many changes. In 1946 it became a Republic and a more liberal society which meant for example, that women … Continue reading

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Back in the U.S.S.R.

Film Studies: European Cinema – The Russian Renaissance and Battleship Potemkin Russia: October 1917, the people rise up bearing the communist flag and bring an end to the Tsarist dictatorship, eliminating the bourgeoise and placing power into the hands of the citizens. Lenin, … Continue reading

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Recreating a Scene – Lighting & Mise-en-Scène

DVP Weeks 7 & 8 Our task was to reproduce a scene from any film of our choosing. The focus was on the use of lighting and mise-en-scène. Our lecture covered a series of very useful tips and techniques that should … Continue reading

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Nosferatu and German Expressionist Cinema

An Introduction to Film Studies 2: European Cinema For our first lecture in European Film studies, we talked about German expressionist cinema, its influence, its context in the country’s history and the techniques and styles used by this movement. After the First … Continue reading

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..and Finally, That’s it for Hollywood!

Introduction to Film Studies 1: Hollywood Cinema. Week 6 Our lecture covered the topic of semiotics and issues of representation and as an example for discussion in these areas, we were shown the film ‘Philadelphia’.

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What Hitchcock Would Do & What I Auteur Do….

Rear Window Peek-a-boo! Week 4 of an Introduction to Film Studies 1: Hollywood Cinema, saw us watching James Stewart (again!) watching his neighbours, watching each other keep an eye on one another. The film, of course, is Alfred Hitchcock’s fantastic … Continue reading

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Citizen Kane

   In our first session for the Introduction to Film Studies 1: Hollywood, we were shown the Orson Welles Film Citizen Kane.

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