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Oldest footage/films of London ever ...

Dear friends and readers, Patrick Leary put this on Victoria (a listserv) with the introduction “clips from what is claimed to be the oldest surviving footage of London, shot 1890-1920, with maps showing where the cameras were pointing, and split-screen comparisons with present-day London.” 61 more words


Gone Girl Means “Cool Girl”?

The film Gone Girl is about the female protagonist, Amy disappears on the day of her wedding anniversary. She did a lot things to convince people that her husband Nick murdered her, including purchasing a gun as the evidence of a struggle, faked a pregnancy and fabricated a diary that she is afraid of him. 1,262 more words

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I've been having a bit of an issue

That issue is that I’ve been doubting my current degree subject for quite some time. American Studies wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be, in fact I have been apathetic towards all of my modules in said course apart from one, my one and only Film Studies module, American Film and Society. 380 more words


BFI Media Conference

I have been kindly invited to speak at the BFI Media Conference this year 2-3 July.

My talk is titled:

Netflix and Beyond: How Audience Engagement Data Can Reconfigure Filmmaking… 8 more words


"The Imitation Game" - Imitating Oppositionality, Sincere Critique, or Both?


Background of the film: Based on a true story and its accompanying novel, The Imitation Game (2014) is about British efforts to crack Germany’s “Enigma” code during World War II, which Germany uses to communicate their military strategies and combat plans. 1,762 more words

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Re-framing the frame

‘Framing is a position of thinking.’

– Daniel Frampton, Filmosophy, p. 125.

As previously alluded to, I’m in the very strange process of having to think through my own comprehension of the cinematic medium.

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The Longest Ride, Just Another Nicholas Sparks Movie


The Longest Ride is a movie based on a book written by Nicholas Sparks and directed by George Tillman, Jr. It is a drama/romance film, which is what Nicholas Sparks is known for. 1,356 more words

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