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

Sergei Eisenstein

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…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 16 September 2016 13:58

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…
I, Daniel Blake demands a political response
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 02 November 2016 15:35

I, Daniel Blake demands a political response

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Professor Mark Stephens argues that the underlying solution to the misery inflicted on the characters portrayed in David Loach’s film lies in reforming policy, not charity. Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning film, I, Daniel Blake, has publicised the way in which the social security system is administered and, in particular,…
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,…
Films for Corbyn
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…
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