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