Tag: films

Creative Arts Book of the Week 15/02/16

Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff Vandermeer This week’s book review is all about a writing manual.  Not as boring as it sounds though.  Jeff Vandermeer is a three-times winner of the World Fantasy Award

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 18/01/16

‘The Holy Grail on film: essays on the cinematic quest’ edited by Kevin J. Harty The Holy Grail is an elusive object prompting many quests, both real and imagined, in the mediaeval and modern world. Such is its ambiguity it

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Star Wars meets scholarly speculation

After the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, JSTOR offered a week-long celebration of the new film, including highlights ranging from speculations over the existence of Tatooine to a medical opinion on the condition of Jar Jar Binks’ skin.

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 07/12/15

The making of Avatar by Jody Duncan & Lisa Fitzpatrick This week’s Book of the Week is about one of the most famous films of the past few years.  In 1995, James Cameron began working on a story that would,

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 26/10/15

Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction by Cathy Whitlock and The Art Directors Guild Any book that has a film still from The Wizard of Oz is fine by me.  Being a child at heart I am

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The Future is NOW!

It probably won’t have escaped your notice that today has special significance in popular culture. Yes, today is The Future! While it’s true that we don’t have flying cars, hoverboards or 18 installments of the Jaws franchise to watch on

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 28/09/15

Channel 4 and British film culture It’s always satisfying to review a title produced by ‘one of our own’  so here’s a a collection of academic journal articles printed in book form and co-edited by Justin Smith.  Those of you

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New Film Industry Data (Film ID) resource

It seems to me that every new blockbuster film “breaks box office records” during its opening weekend and I sometimes wonder where this information comes from. Well, now I know.  Film Industry Data (or Film ID) is a resource which

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The Martian

A year or two back we stumbled across Andy Weir’s spellbinding novel The Martian.  One of few books that really is unputdownable once it has you in its grip.  It’s coming out as a film soon and we’ve just seen

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Creative Arts Film Review: Student Shorts at No. 6 on Thursday 28th May

Last night was a first for some of our Film Studies and Creative Writing final year students who saw five of their completed projects on the big screen at No. 6 Cinema in the Historic Dockyard. Three films explored the

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