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Florence Foster Jenkins: unusual fine movie

Hugh Grant as St Clair Bayfield when we first see him, cavalierly, knowingly, giving an inadequate rendition of one of Hamlet’s speeches before his wife comes on stage… 1,226 more words

20th Century Culture

Summertime research: Dr Marco Paoli

This summer, Dr Marco Paoli, Lecturer in Italian Studies, will be completing an article regarding Italian cinema in the 1960s. His aim is to expand his research on the generic diversity and versatility of Carlo Lizzani’s work and its ‘popular’ stylistic and narrative elements. 305 more words


The Politics of Dubbing published

During the late 1920s and the 1930s, the Italian government sought various commercial and politically oriented solutions to cope with the advent of new sound technologies in cinema. 195 more words

Film Studies

Life: my week in pictures and film clips

“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.”  847 more words


Spatial Relations among Bodies in Movies: The Duchess

In Saul Dibb’s The Duchess (2008) Georgiana (Keira Knightley) is married to the duke (Ralf Fiennes). Georgiana is at an advanced stage of pregnancy and they are having dinner in Still 1. 820 more words

Film Studies

Singin' in the Rain

My relationship with film is a paradox – I rarely suggest movie-going, don’t count it as social to stare at a screen alongside friends and rarely gush over celebrities, but drag me to a decent movie and I need to debrief for about an hour afterward so fly-on-the-wall absorbed am I by the suspense of disbelief. 422 more words