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There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Life in the Street There are many photographers I admire greatly, but above all my favourite is the French master, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Born in Northern France on 22nd August 1908, Cartier-Bresson was raised in a financially comfortable environment in which … Continue reading

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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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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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It’s A Wonderful Life

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’.

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