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MDA3200: Spectatorship & Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud was the German founder of the term psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis, by definition, means to bring consciousness to repressed thoughts and feelings. Freud produced a book called ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’. 1,749 more words

Year 3

Steven Spielberg: The Auteur

Within recent film scholarship, directors have been divided into the category of being either a practicing ‘auteur’ or a ‘metteur-en-scéne’. This essay will explain why Steven Spielberg’s oeuvre as a director is best understood as the work of an auteur. 2,460 more words

The 'Write' Stuff

2015 Movies You Might Not Have Seen (But Should!)

2015 was my last year of film school. It was a very busy year – we posted one set of films, and then developed, shot, and posted an entirely new set of films – but in spite of all that, I managed to see twenty eight new release films. 2,498 more words

Film Review

Film theory - Star Wars VII

This is somewhat an open monologue to Star Wars VII staff. My take on the film as a critic. I will break the article into a few parts… otherwise there will be no end to it. 2,221 more words

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Watching A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) in 35mm; And Musings on Celluloid vs. Ditial

When the images of A Streetcar Named Desire began to illuminate the screen in 35mm at Landmark Cinemas, I could hardly contain my excitement. For the past month I had mentally hyped up how great this film would look plastered on the big screen. 1,301 more words

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MDA3200: Genre Explosion 

This week we looked at the manipulation and combination of genres… which is actually a lot more common than expected. We focused on postmodernism as we looked into the works of Tarantino and our screening was of the excellent Pulp Fiction (1994). 990 more words

Year 3


In today’s lecture and seminar our attention was drawn to Realism and questions such as, were raised: