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Various – Cinema16: British Short Films (2003)


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A compilation of sixteen short films from British filmmakers: Includes: About A Girl – Brian Percival, Boy And Bicycle – Ridley Scott, Dear Phone – Peter Greenaway, Doodlebug – Christopher Nolan, Eight – Stephen Daldry, Gasman – Lynne Ramsay, Girl Chewing Gum – John Smith, Home – Morag McKinnon, Joyride – Jim Gillespie, Inside Out – Tom and Charles Guard, Je T’aime John Wayne – Toby McDonald, The Sheep Thief – Asif Kapadia, The Short And Curlies – Mike Leigh, Telling Lies – Simon Ellis, UK Images – Martin Parrand, and Who’s My Favourite Girl? – Adrian McDowall. Read More »

? – The Kinematograph Year Book (1914)

“Perhaps the earliest single source which tried to bring together information on the film industry is The Kinematograph Year Book, Program Diary and Directory for 1914.

The directory gives an overview of the previous year (1913) and contains a wide range of articles and information. Also present are many advertisements, not only for films and film companies but also suppliers and service providers. It also contains a directory of all cinemas in the UK at the time.”

contents:

A Retrospect Of The Year
Kinematograph Finance in 1913
Survey of the Year’s Technical Progress
Important Film Subjects of the Year
Picture Theatre Music during 1913
The Law and the Kinematograph
Interesting Social Functions
New Theatres Opened in 1913
New Companies Registered in 1913
Review of Decisions made under the
Cinematograph Act 1909
Important Law Cases of the Year
Personalities
Pictorial Reminiscences extending
over 40 years – 1873-1914
Exhibitions during 1913
Trade Associations
Useful Tables and Recipes Read More »

Ashley Gething – Cutting Edge: Breaking a Female Paedophile Ring (2011)


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Channel 4 – 26 May 2011

Colin Blanchard, Vanessa George, Angela Allen, Tracy Lyons and Tracey Dawber provoked widespread revulsion and made international headlines after their sexual offences against children came to light in 2009.

With unique access to the police investigation, Cutting Edge is the first film to take an in-depth forensic look at this criminal web, detailing how it operated, and what motivated the five people within it.

This carefully crafted, sensitive and revealing documentary uses police interviews with the offenders, and first-hand testimonies from family members of the offenders and the parents of a possible victim. Read More »

Ben Rivers – Slow Action (2011)

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Slow Action is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film which exists somewhere between documentary, ethnographic study and fiction. Slow Action applies the idea of island biogeography – the study of how species and eco-systems evolve differently when isolated and surrounded by unsuitable habitat – to a conception of the Earth in a few hundred years; the sea level rising to absurd heights, creating hyperbolic utopias that appear as possible future mini-societies.

Slow Action is filmed at different sites across the globe: Lanzarote – a beautiful strange island known for its beach resorts yet one of the driest places on the planet, full of dead volcanoes and strange architecture; Gunkanjima – an island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan, a deserted city built on a rock, once home to thousands of families mining its rich coal reserves; Tuvalu – one of the smallest countries in the world, with tiny strips of land barely above sea level in the middle of the Pacific; and Somerset – an as yet to be discovered island and its various clades. Read More »

Jim Powell – Postmodernism for Beginners (1998)

Book Description:

Although no one knows exactly what postmodernism is, Postmodernism for Beginners gives a perfectly clear explanation of the subject. Author Jim Powell describes postmodernism as a series of “maps” that helps people find their way through a changing world. For reinforcement, he cites views from modern thinkers from Foucault to Guattari. Illustrated throughout. Read More »

Robert Hamer – It Always Rains on Sunday [+Extras] (1947)

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‘A married woman shelters her former lover in her London home after he has escaped from prison. Discontented with her dull marriage, she begins to rediscover her former love for him.’
– Screenonline Read More »

Woody Allen – Match Point (2005)

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Description: Tennis pro Chris Wilton takes a job as a tennis instructor and hits it off immediately with one of his students, wealthy young Tom Hewitt. Tom introduces Chris to his family and Chris falls quickly into a romance with Tom’s sister Chloe. But despite the growing certainty that Chris and Chloe will marry, and the enormous professional and financial advantages that come Chris’s way through his relationship with the delighted Hewitt family, Chris becomes increasingly intrigued and eventually romantically involved with Tom’s fiancée, Nola Rice, a struggling American actress. Their passionate trysts leave Chris in danger of losing the wealth and position he has now come to enjoy. The only solution to the dilemma seems unthinkable… Read More »