British cinema has always been closely associated with realism. One of the most interesting recent aspects of this strain of film-making is the number of so-called ‘realist’ films that are being directed by women...
Annette Kuhn is Emeritus Professor in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London, UK, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Publications include Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination; An Everyday Magic: Cinema and Cultural Memory (2002); Little Madnesses: Winnicott, Transitional Phenomena and Cultural Experience (2013); and, with Guy Westwell, Oxford Dictionary of Film Studies (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Lynne Ramsay’s bleak yet beautifully photographed debut unflinchingly portrays life on a Glasgow housing estate during the 1973 refuse collectors’ strike, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old James Gillespie (William Eadie). After...
Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema: Borders and Encounters
Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
...3. States Parties, in accordance with national conditions and within their means, shall take appropriate measures to assist parents and others responsible for the child to implement this right and shall in case of need provide material...
Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...On 19 November 1994, 22 million UK television viewers witnessed 49 bouncing balls being rotated wildly by a machine known as Guinevere as the first-ever National Lottery draw organised by The National Lottery’s operator Camelot took place...
Real to Reel: A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction
...This chapter will focus on films for which individual psychology – seen in terms of how the past influences characters’ mental states and thus how they behave in the present – is a clear and predominant force. No matter how unclear the root...
...A king as dictator: Ian McKellen in Richard III (Richard Loncraine, 1995)Julian Barnes’ 1998 novel, England, England, describes a fictitious project to build a theme park simulacrum of the realm on the Isle of Wight. Market research...
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