British Cinema History 1950-2000: Sex, Class & The Way We Live Now

This is a course for anyone interested in film culture and film history, with particular reference to British movies between World War II and 9/11. The course will seek to study five films which are outstanding in their own right but also expressive of a changing social landscape...

Taught by: Nigel Gearing.

Description

This is a course for anyone interested in film culture and film history, with particular reference to British movies between World War II and 9/11. The course will seek to study five films which are outstanding in their own right but also expressive of a changing social landscape.  They could range from the stiff upper lip of Brief Encounter or the sweaty working-class individualism of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, through to the sex drugs & rock 'n' roll of Performance, the heritage culture of The Remains of the Day, and the multi-ethnic kingdom in My Son the Fanatic,

It is hoped students will finish the course with a greater knowledge of the best in British cinema, of the British film industry in general and its (sometimes indirect) reflection of national character, outlook and history.

The course will follow a broadly seminar-style format of informal tutor lectures combined with discussions involving all participants.

Note: Although the tutor will be showing and discussing key moments from each of the specified films, this course will not necessarily be viewing the featured films in their entirety.

Entry requirements:  No specialist knowledge is required.

Level: Beginners


Tutor information

Educated at the University of Cambridge (also in the USA and Paris), Nigel has over twenty-five years' experience as a teacher of Literature, Drama and Film. For the last ten years he has taught Contextual Studies (Theatre and Film History) at Drama Centre. He is also a published playwright, has worked at the British Film Institute, and as screenwriter has collaborated on a number of movies, two of which have won the Berlin Film Festival.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

- a notebook
- a pen

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
31/07/2017 - 04/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£445Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket