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The revolution introduced me to art, and art, in its own turn, brought me to the revolution.

Sergei Eisenstein

Hypernormalisation
Saturday, 18 March 2017 15:37

Hypernormalisation

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Chris Jury finds Adam Curtis's latest film to be memorable and compelling, but also irritatingly obscure. The term "hypernormalisation" is taken from Alexei Yurchak's 2006 book Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation, in which Yurchak argues that for many decades everyone had known the…
Reykjavik Rising
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 20:33

Reykjavik Rising

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In 2011 Danny Mitchell founded a voluntary film production group called Conscious Collective (consciouscollective.net) with his friend Rosa Weber. They were inspired by how Iceland had reacted to their economic crisis and felt frustrated that it wasn't getting any attention in the mainstream media. So they decided to do a…
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Reification and the writer

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Tony McKenna applies marxist theory to screenwriting. If ten people were put in a room and asked to come up with a list of great film directors, the numbers would probably be quite high. We all know the names, Scorsese, Hitchcock, Bergman, Cameron, Loach et al. Now ask those same…
Thursday, 13 October 2016 14:53

‘Bomb the river’: space, class, and masculinity in Shane Meadows' films

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Steve Presence looks at the way space, class and masculinity are represented in two films directed by Shane Meadows. Introducing his book Cinematic Countrysides (2007), Robert Fish emphasises the ‘rich and diverse spatial imagery’ evoked when considering cinematic representations of rural space. Exploring representations of the countryside on film also,…
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