British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder 89

Viewfinder 89 was published in November 2012.

Contents of this issue:

RESEARCHING OPEN EDUCATION
The advent of Open Education Resources (OERs) has seen a significant change in higher education practice. Professor Martin Weller, Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, tracks its development and previews his forthcoming OER Research Hub project.

POETRY OUT LOUD
Sir Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate, has stated that ‘the sound and the sense of poetry cannot be separated’. Dr Andrea Brady, lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, explores this through The Spoken Word, a series of CD releases in which writers and poets perform and introduce their own work.

MARKETING EDUCATION
Neil Grant, New Media Developer at Liverpool John Moores University, describes his experience of producing and distributing educational content.

UNIVERSAL SHAKESPEARE
Mark Thornton Burnett, Queen’s University, Belfast, author of Shakespeare and World Cinema, explores the contemporary significance of Shakespeare cinema outside the Hollywood and UK mainstream.

30 YEARS OF CHANNEL FOUR
In November 1982 Channel 4 launched amid much fanfare and some controversy. Dr Ieuan Franklin, University of Portmouth, looks back at its first three decades of activity.

REVIEWS

  • Giulia Baso: Antonioni: Centenary Essays edited by Laura Rascaroli and John David Rhodes
  • Dr Brian Hoyle: CASSAVETTES: SHADOWS and FACES (DVD)
  • Dr Michael Lawrence: Caché (Hidden) by Catherine Wheatley
  • Dr. Peter Lewis: TOM STOPPARD: RADIO PLAYS (CD)
  • Dr Andrew Bartlett: THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (DVD)

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Front Cover: Sarah Bernhardt, the first on-screen Hamlet, as photographed by James Lafayette [James Stack Lauder]. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Daniel Day Lewis and Gordon Warnecke in 'My Beautiful Laundrette' (image courtesy of Film 4)