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  1. Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith (2017)

    Director
    Stuart A. Staples
    Subject
    Film studies; Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 53 + 64 minutes), £19.99

    This film, directed by Stuart A. Staples, is based on the work of naturalist, inventor and pioneering British filmmaker F. Percy Smith (1880-1945). It features Smith’s own footage, combined with a new...

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  2. Film / Notfilm (2017)

    aka: Film: A Film by Samuel Beckett / Notfilm: A Kino Essay by Ross Lipman

    Director
    Ross Lipman; Alan Schneider
    Subject
    Drama; Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 152 minutes), £19.99

    FILM (Alan Schneider,1965, 22 mins) is the Nobel prize winner Samuel Beckett’s only screenplay, starring Buster Keaton. In his extensive Kino-Essay, NOTFILM (2015, 129 mins), Ross Lipman explores the...

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  3. Three Films by Ken Loach (2017)

    Director
    Ken Loach
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 92 + 87 + 96 minutes), £29.99

    Collection of three feature films directed by Ken Loach. In Riff-Raff, Glaswegian jailbird Stevie (Robert Carlyle) heads to London to find work but discovers a world of corruption and degradation. Inner-city...

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (2017)

    Director
    Alexandre O. Philippe
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 92 minutes), £9.99

    The essential two-minute shower sequence in Psycho is made up of 78 setups and 58 cuts. Director Alexandre O. Phillipe breaks down this most notorious scene shot for shot, and with the help of film buffs and...

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  8. 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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  9. Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)

    Director
    James Erskine
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 135 minutes), £4.99

    Documentary about the life and career of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The film charts Tendulkar’s career from his first-class debut for Bombay at the tender age of 15, to becoming the...

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  10. Score: A Film Music Documentary (2017)

    Director
    Matt Schrader
    Subject
    Film studies; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 94 minutes), £9.99

    What makes a film score unforgettable? This film brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of one of the world’s...

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