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  1. My Generation (2017)

    Director
    David Batty
    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 86 minutes), £14.99

    In this documentary Michael Caine recounts his personal experiences of the 1960s in London: "For the first time in history the young working class stood up for ourselves and said, we’re here, this is our...

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  2. Party, The (2017)

    Director
    Sally Potter
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 71 minutes), £6.99

    Janet has just been appointed as shadow health minister, the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at...

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  3. Arcadia (2017)

    Director
    Paul Wright
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 78 minutes), £14.99

    Using footage from both national and regional archives, director Paul Wright explores our changing relationship with the land we live in. The film creates a mosaic of contrasting images, sounds and moods,...

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  4. Detroit (2017)

    Director
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Subject
    American Studies; Film studies
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 143 minutes), £4.99

    A report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police to search the Algiers Motel. A group of young people staying there are forcefully and viciously interrogated by the riot task force. By the end of the night,...

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  5. Dunkirk (2017)

    Director
    Christopher Nolan
    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 102 minutes), £9.99

    Director Christopher Nolan’s fictionalised account of the battle and mass evacuation of over 300,000 Allied troops from the French beaches of Dunkirk at the start of World War II. The story unfolds on...

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  6. Multimedia 1900: Experience and Entertainment in Everyday Life (2017)

    Subject
    Film studies; History

    We know a great deal about media gadgetry in retrospect, but much less about how it was perceived and experienced by early users. Historians at the end of the 19th century have traditionally paid little...

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  7. 100 Years of Olympic Films (2017)

    Subject
    Film studies; History; Sports science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 6253 minutes), $237.00

    Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Games, 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912-2012 is an award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the...

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  8. How Silent Movie Special Effects Were Done (2017)

    Subject
    Film studies

    Films have always used special effects. This short video offers a compilation of clips showing some famous tricks in the following titles: -Safety Last! (1923) -Modern Times (1936) -Ella Cinders (1926)...

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  9. Homer’s Iliad Via the Movie Troy (2004) (2017)

    Subject
    Film studies; Literature

    Homer’s Iliad, the earliest Greek poem, narrates the archetypal war between ‘Europeans’ and ‘Asiatics’ divided by the Hellespont. Looking at Wolfgang Peterson’s blockbuster Troy (2004), the...

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  10. The Age of Tyrants: Sappho Via Gounod’s Opera (2017)

    Subject
    Film studies; Literature

    The heroine of Charles Gounod’s French opera Sapho (1851) sings her last aria O My Immortal Lyre on a Greek cliff before plunging to her death. Sappho, the most famous poet of the ‘Lyric Age’ of...

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