Vagrancy and drift: the rise of the roaming essay film.
In this two-part video essay, Leigh Singer looks at Hollywood’s shifting but stubborn history of racial blacklisting and white privilege, then turns to the ongoing ambiguities of satire and power and today’s prevailing controversies of cultural elision and appropriation. Friday 5 April 2019.
Spoiler alert: the film was made for Persil, a powder suited to washes of all hues. Talk about a soft sell - it’s only in the final twenty seconds that this branding appears. The credits are all significant.
Since the report IVE have held an annual film education teachers’ conference, continue to liaise with Into Film and the BFI Film Forever strategy and to encourage film organisations to be part of local cultural education partnerships. We have also been supporting Bradford UNESCO City of Film’s specific ambition to move film education on from being a series of disconnected experiences to.
The film won a prestigious BFI Grierson Award for best documentary, but wasn’t to everybody’s taste. Following its Channel 4 premiere, Salman Rushdie deemed it “no good” in the Guardian’s letters page, prompting a fierce rebuttal by Stuart Hall in a subsequent edition: “What I don’t understand is how anyone watching the film could have missed the struggle which it represents.
Abel Gance's film, restored through the efforts of Kevin Brownlow, is discussed here by Nelly Kaplan, who was Gance's assistant and then, later, with such productions as 'The Pirate's Fiancee', a film director in her own right. Each volume in the 'BFI Film Classics' series contains a personal commentary on the film, a brief production history and a detailed filmography.
Pedro Almodovar's 1988 black comedy-drama Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown established its director as one of the most exciting of European film-making talents. Nominated for the 1988 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the film won five Goya Awards including Best Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role for its star Carmen Maura. An often hilarious study of sexual mores.
An inventive use of slow-motion filming helps hammer home the gag as an unconvincing 'Indian chief' hopes to dissolve some trapped wind with a popular brand of indigestion powder. Mixed incorrectly, this medicine was notorious for producing painful or dangerous side-effects - but in this film they are merely hilarious. The chief's stomach swells, allowing him to bounce around like a balloon.
The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.
Some media texts are hybrid genres, which means they share the conventions of more than one genre. For example Dr. Who is a sci-fi action-adventure drama and Strictly Come Dancing is a talent.
Three curious Persil washing powder adverts screened within the popular Signs of the Times screen magazine for cinema audiences. Old Mother Riley, Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane demonstrate the beauty of a brilliant white tablecloth - possibly their only appearance together in colour - while Ellis Powell, Mrs Dale of the BBC Radio Tips programme, gives her radio daughter Gwen, played by Joan.
Warning: screenonline full synopses contain 'spoilers' which give away key plot points. Don't read on if you don't want to know the ending! Omar, a young, unemployed British-Pakistani, cares for his ailing, alcoholic, socialist father in a decaying South London ground-floor flat overlooking a.
The films in this collection come from the archive of the British Film Institute (BFI) and have been digitised from the original 16mm and 35mm reels. The BFI exists to promote and preserve film in the United Kingdom. Its range of activities includes archiving, educating and showcasing film through festivals. This collection was acquired from Stanley Forman’s ETV (Education and Television.
Essays Search Directories Case Studies. Film Subject Era: 1939-1945 Genre: Drama Summary: A reconstruction of true events, this short drama follows an expectant mother's journey to the hospital. As she goes into labour, she recollects the events of the Second World War and how she was taken from her family in Lidice to be raised by a new family. (WARNING: Contains distressing images of dead.
The film, about a woman’s. which has development backing from the BFI. Is Powder Room really a low budget UK version of Bridesmaids or a companion piece to The Inbetweeners Movie? “That’d.
Film Subject Era: 1925-1939; 1946-1953; 1954-1975; Post-1975 Genre: Documentary Summary: A brief look behind the scenes at Mosfilm Studios, featuring interviews with some of the studio's most famous directors and actors.
Science Fiction Film Essays (BFI 500-word series) Essays from a collection originally requested and written for the British Film Institute's 500-word essay series. These remain unpublished by the BFI, but it seems a shame to waste them, so here's a selection: Metropolis Fritz Lang 1926: Things to Come William Cameron Menzies 1936: The Time Machine George Pal 1960: Mad Max 2 George Miller 1981.