- Film Spectatorship: from Plato’s Myth of the Cave to the Present DayCourse Date: Fri 25 Jun 2021
Location on this date: OnlineThis course will provide a brief introduction to the history of film spectatorship, tracing its origins in the silent era up to the present day. Plato’s myth or allegory of the cave has been a useful starting point for a number of theorists of film spectatorship and the course will examine the continuing relevance of Plato’s text for the cinematic experience. The course will explore a number of films in detail, including Il Conformista/The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci 1970 Italy), The Truman Show (Peter Weir 1998 US), Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore 1998 Italy), The Matrix (Wachowskis 1999 US) and others.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
- Masters of cinema: the Coen BrothersCourse Date: Sat 26 Jun 2021
Location on this date: OnlineThe Coen brothers reflect reality through Hollywood genres: the film noir of Blood Simple, screwball comedy in Raising Arizona, the westerns True Grit or Buster Scruggs, and Hollywood musicals as celebrated in Hail, Caesar! Expect the unexpected—the Coens always add something exhilarating to the Hollywood genres they lovingly pastiche so you’ll never look at them the same way again!
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
- Classic Italian actors of cinema: from Anna Magnani to Toni ServilloCourse Date: Mon 28 Jun 2021
Location on this date: OnlineIn this course we combine biography and film extracts to examine the impact of ten Italian actors who shaped the history of Italian Cinema and became international stars by creating powerful screen personae.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
- Seminal films of the 1970sCourse Date: Fri 11 Jun 2021
Location on this date: OnlineThis course looks at some of the ground-breaking films of the 1970s, considering them not only as important works of cinema, but as part of the wider cultural and political shifts taking place in society. Drawing from Europe, Britain, Africa, Australia and America, it shows how filmmakers of the 1970s continued the explorations—aesthetic, political, personal—that took root in the previous decade.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00
- Representations of femininity in contemporary Independent American cinemaCourse Date: Tue 15 Jun 2021
Location on this date: OnlineMainstream cinema is dominated by male directors and protagonists. American independent cinema, with new ways to produce and distribute film, has increased the female voice in cinema. This course will examine what cinema looks like from a female point of view and how indie cinema has become so important in representing women.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
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