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Film Studies BA (Hons)

 Was A Taste of Honey a typical film of the British New Wave?

    The British New Wave had several key characteristics closely linked with social realism and the British documentary movement. These films follow ordinary lives, without unrealistic characters, but most importantly were “free from the pressures of the box-office or the demands of propaganda” (Dupin, n.d.). This short essay explores if A Taste of Honey (Richardson, 1961) was a typical film of the British New Wave.

    How does Guillermo del Toro use a ghost story to tell the story of the Spanish Civil War for international audiences?

      Guillermo del Toro is known for creating fantastical tales of conflict – whether it is humanity’s fight for survival against the Kaiju in Pacific Rim (2013), Hellboy’s discovery of his origins in Hellboy (2004), or Ofelia’s desire to escape reality in Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), there is always some form of conflict which is central to the premise of the film. He uses this to his advantage when exploring the history of the Spanish Civil War in The Devil’s Backbone (2001).

      How is Sokurov rejecting Soviet Film or History?

        Russian Ark (Sokurov, 2002) was shot in one continuous take and travels through the history of Russia. The impression given is that Sokurov feels that the Siege of Leningrad was too important to exclude from the film, but he wanted to move on quickly having covered it.

        Excited for September

          I’m thrilled to have achieved a first-class grade for my dissertation An examination of superiority theory and power relations within the British sitcom Blackadder.

          Welcome – about me

            My name is John (Christopher) Cable – welcome to my website. I am in the last few weeks of my final year studying BA (Hons) Film Studies at the University of Portsmouth and am planning to continue my studies next year with MA Media and Communication.