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Sex & Love: Sex Ed and The Screen

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‘Sex Ed and The Screen’ – partly a generous pun on ‘Sex and the City’ (which is mentioned here), but mostly, these are the two things I had in mind when thinking about this episode. 284 more words

Downton Abbey 5:8: Resolutions in which little is resolved

Lady Sinderby (Penny Downie) winning the first round against Lady Flincher (Phoebe Nicholls), with Violet, Lady Grantham (Maggie Smith) alone registering appreciation

Lady Flincher: ‘Tell me, do you find it difficult these days to get staff’

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Film Studies

Sean Neill to present at major undergraduate conference

Sean Neill, a double major in English and French, will present his paper “Liquid Spectatorship and the Poetics of Immersion in Contemporary Documentary Film” at the… 146 more words


Virtual Reality Steals the Show at Sundance

Sundance Film Festival is a program that takes place annually in Utah. This gives an opportunity for Independent film makers to show off their work on shorts, documentaries, and full-feature length films. 318 more words

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Better Call Saul: Episode 4


Today’s film studies lesson: lighting.

Lighting is one of those things that viewers rarely notice. Indeed, they aren’t supposed to notice it. Cinematographers use light and shadow to enhance a scene’s emotion or underscore its tension; they also use light and shadow to define spatial dimension. 511 more words

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"A family man and 'a real man' of the action cinema" Case study: 'Ransom' (Film Essay), February, 2014

In the following essay I am going to engage with Krin Gabbard’s essay “Someone is Going to Pay” and in particular Gabbard’s claim that “the fundamental and incoherent project of… 2,021 more words


Terrence Malick's "Badlands" (Academic Essay)

At the beginning of her essay Hannah Paterson makes a claim that the escapist journey of Holly and Kit could be read “as motivated by their need to find, and more fully construct, identities for themselves.” (Paterson, 2003 p28) Paterson’s essay asserts that… 1,945 more words