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  1. Taking London to the World: Robert Paul Shows His Native City in Motion (2019)

    Subject
    Film studies; History

    Second in a series of three lectures in which Professor Ian Christie explores key moments in the portrayal of London in cinema over the past century, and what these portrayals may mean locally and...

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  2. Queen (2019)

    Director
    Katryn Elkin
    Subject
    Film studies; Women’s studies

    In this "pregnancy and baby" video, as the artist describes it, Elkin tackles, with humour and irreverence, issues around motherhood, labour and creation, personal biography, being an artist and the...

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  3. 19th Century Craze for Steresoscopic Photograhy, The (2018)

    Subject
    Film studies; History

    Stereoscopic photography rapidly became a worldwide craze after the Great Exhibition of 1851. Cheap viewers and mass-produced stereographs brought startlingly vivid images within reach of a mass audience,...

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  4. Gothic London: Recreating the Ancient City on Screen (2018)

    Subject
    Film studies; History

    First in a series of three lectures in which Professor Ian Christie explores key moments in the portrayal of London in cinema over the past century, and what these portrayals may mean locally and...

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  5. Freestyle (2018)

    Subject
    Film studies; History; Politics & government

    The Peterloo Massacre (16 August 1819) began as a peaceful demonstration in Manchester for rights and representation, with thousands gathering to express their views. This short film explores its legacy from...

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  6. Mathematics Goes to the Movies (2017)

    Subject
    Film studies; Mathematics

    An enormous amount of our leisure time is spent interacting with the media, watching television and movies. Much of the space on our computers (and on the Internet) is taken up with static and moving images,...

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  7. To Be, Or Not to Be ‘Hamlet’ (2017 Audio)

    Subject
    Film studies

    Following his new stage production of Hamlet at The Old Globe in San Diego, Beth Accomando interviews the theatre’s artistic director, Barry Edelstein to explore how his interpretation compares with...

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  8. Shakespeare Film Series Returns the Old Globe (2017)

    Subject
    Film & television production; Film studies; Shakespeare

    Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director of The Old Globe, discusses the theatre’s film series featuring the work of four filmmakers: Julie Taymor, Peter Brook, Al Pacino and Baz Luhrmann.

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  9. Shakespeare in Science Fiction (2017 Audio)

    aka: Shakespeare in Science Fiction

    Subject
    Film studies; Science; Shakespeare

    The performance of Shakespeare’s plays in the future is examined by Sarah Annes Brown, the co-director of the Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England.

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  10. London Symphony: A Poetic Journey Through the Life of a City (2017)

    Director
    Alex Barrett
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 72 minutes), £12.00

    The ‘city symphony’ became a popular type of urban documentary during the last decade of the silent era. LONDON SYMPHONY pays homage to that subgenre. Its director, Alex Barrett, shot the film silent,...

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