Film Studies Courses in London

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  1. Reading images: an introduction to film studies

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course focuses on the area of Film Studies. It will provide the students with an overview of the main historical, technical and theoretical aspects of filmmaking and film analysis.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. James Bond at 25

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The new Bond film - the 25th - finally began shooting in Jamaica in May. An astonishing plot leak revealed that the famous spy completely transforms his life. “Bond quits the secret service and gets married.” Time then to review past Bonds and evaluate Daniel Craig’s contribution to EON Productions - Everything or Nothing.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Godzilla and the turbulent emergence of contemporary Japan

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course examines how Ishiro Honda’s original cut of Gojira / Godzilla (1954), as with the other key films of the franchise provides insights into the tensions concerning Japan’s re-emergence upon the world stage at key moments following the Second World War.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Exploring film studies

    Exploring film studies

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your critical understanding of cinema through a range of concepts in the study of film, including narrative, genre, spectatorship, authorship, popular cinema, art cinema and film history. We will also be exploring the canon of key films and directors while assessing the terms in which they have been understood.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Aspects of European cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course introduces you to a range of themes in European cinema, such as art cinema, national cinema, movements and new waves, authorship, popular cinema and genre, while also exploring the key developments in European film history and a range of critical responses to its key films and directors.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Bad boys and sister acts: same sex friendship on the big screen

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun but informative day course is all about the big screen characters that put sisters before misters and pals before gals. The stories where brotherhood and sisterhood play a central role in the narrative arc, often to thought-provoking and heart-warming effect.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. A door to musicals in popular Indian cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will define how music has been pivotal to Indian cinema right from its inception. It will analyse key musical films and illustrate how the use of music and dance has evolved over time.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. Masters of Cinema: the films of Guillermo del Toro: Obsession, power and imagination

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be amazed by the mesmerising cinematic style and exploration of the fantastic of the Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. American crime cinema of the 1940s

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore American crime cinema of the 1940s through a range of sub-genres (see course outline) while thinking about their approach to film style and theme, the critical concept of 'film noir' and the context of classical Hollywood film style and production in which these films emerged.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. A psychoanalytical approach to film: an introduction

    A psychoanalytical approach to film: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A one day introduction to psychoanalysis for film interpretation, exploring iconic works by directors including Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch. Freudian and Lacanian themes will be identified in cinema, engendering a more enriched viewing experience.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. European horror cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the rich and varied traditions of European horror cinema through a range of key films, from sensational cult classics to prestigious art house shockers, and consider its often bold approach to the concept of horror along with themes such as genre, popular cinema, art cinema and authorship.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. How to read a film: a beginners' guide to cinema

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to know how to read a film? This course introduces you to ways of understanding and thinking about cinema through a range of films, past and present, from Hollywood, European and East Asian cinema.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. Hollywood Musicals: stars, studios and spectacle

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is it about musicals, the genre that won’t go away? From depression-era escapism to postmodern appropriation, musicals adapted to the times. This all-singing, all-dancing course ranges from 'Broadway Melody' to 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Let’s face the music & dance.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  14. Masters of cinema: Bergman and Bresson

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bergman’s 'Seventh Seal' is an interior journey of the soul while Bresson photographs reserved faces to evoke the wildest spirits in 'Pickpocket'. Two new documentaries on Bergman and Bresson illustrate their work and take us to the heart of “foreign films” of the fifties and sixties.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. Masters of cinema: the unforgettable films of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be moved by the intense cinematic style and deep exploration of the human experience of the Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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