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

Sergei Eisenstein

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,…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:49

‘Poor Cinema’ links Cuba with Scotland

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Chris Bartter tells us about an unlikely countercultural film festival in Cuba, and an even more unlikely link with Glasgow. What do you think of when you hear the words ‘Film Festival’? Cannes? Celebrities? Multi-million media tycoons? It might be good to bring your attention to an increasingly celebrated film…
Films for Corbyn
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 19 August 2016 15:58

Films for Corbyn

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Andrew Warburton interviews one of the organisers of screenings of some socialist films at the islington Mill, Salford. One proof of Jeremy Corbyn’s ability to inspire grassroots action among Labour members and in the community as a whole is the ever-expanding list of cultural projects and activities bearing the name…
Once Upon a Time this West was full of Radicals: Sergio Leone, Revolution and Religion
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 19 June 2016 17:36

Once Upon a Time this West was full of Radicals: Sergio Leone, Revolution and Religion

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James Crossley analyses Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns, unearthing their twin discourses of a materialist explanation of American capitalism and an expression of a revolutionary Christianity. Even if someone has somehow not seen Sergio Leone’s Westerns, the poncho-wearing, cigar-smoking, gun-toting, stubble-growing image of its breakout star, Clint Eastwood, as well as…
Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 19:21

Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain

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Is there a British band in today's music industry that definitively reflects or comments on the consequences of Tory austerity? Or one that is a direct reaction to 21st century Toryism? Well, the makers of new documentary Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain seem to think so. But who are the Sleaford Mods? Not…
Don't Tell Him Pike!
Friday, 19 February 2016 21:56

Don't Tell Him Pike!

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Mark Perryman describes Dad’s Army as the most popular front of them all. 1968 was a tumultuous year. The Tet Offensive, the civil rights movement, the May events of ‘Paris, London, Rome, Berlin/We shall fight, we will win’ and the Prague Spring. This was also the year, 15th April to…
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