My friends and I are in our final year of a Film & Media studies degree. Four of us have been working together over the last couple of years and have formed a small production team. We call ourselves Perygl … Continue reading
World Cinema: Themes and Case Studies – City of God (Cidade de Deus) How many of us actually watch films from around the globe on a regular basis? I’m guessing, on average, not that many. Granted, we are more likely to these days … 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
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
For our latest instalment in an Introduction to Film: Hollywood, we looked at Narrative, Institution and Ideology in film. The film shown was Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.