Film Studies Courses in London

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  1. The double in cinema

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the double in cinema as revealing a personality split and acting as a metaphor of emotional conflict. Featured titles: The Man Who Haunted Himself, Black Swan, L’Amant Double, Dead Ringers, Another Earth, Vertigo.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Film technique and style: visions of light

    Film technique and style: visions of light

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Behind the scenes, technique is the way meaning is created in films, where the director ends and the cinematographer or editor begins. Deep focus in Welles, the light in 'Oliver Twist' - all collaborating to influence narrative and audience response.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Powerful women of the cinema: five actors who redefined screen acting

    Course Date: Mon 1 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will combine biography with dazzling film clips of five international actresses who reconceived screen acting in their times, creating powerful personae that have shaped screen history to this day.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  4. Film at the BFI: Cary Grant, Hollywood's Leading Man

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 6 Aug 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Cary Grant was the very epitome of a movie star – excelling at action, comedy and romance until his screen persona was changed forever by Hitchcock, who pushed him to a new and darker level. This eight-week evening course, led by John Wischmeyer, will explore the background, career, talent and legacy of one of Hollywood’s greatest leading men.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Film taster

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a real-time working example of a Build film class. This taster offers you the chance to explore the value and impact of film study.
    Full fee: £19.00

  6. Afternoon cinema: Alfred Hitchcock & Christopher Nolan - are you watching closely?

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Compare two British directors (Hitchcock/Nolan) who found fame and fortune in Hollywood: is Christopher Nolan is a modern day Hitchcock? Expect dreams, obsessions, and unreliable narrators in Memento, Vertigo, The Prestige, The Lodger, Inception, and Blackmail. Also, a weekly ‘what’s on’ and the latest film gossip.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  7. Hitchcock and Christopher Nolan: are you watching closely?

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Compare two British directors (Hitchcock/Nolan) who found fame and fortune in Hollywood and consider if Christopher Nolan is a modern day Hitchcock. Expect dreams, obsessions, unreliable narrators and Macguffins in Memento, Vertigo,The Prestige, The Wrong Man, Inception, Suspicion, The Dark Knight, Lifeboat and Dunkirk. Are you watching closely?
    Full fee: £219.00

  8. How to read a film

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through the analysis of images and clips from films of different eras and countries you will learn how different film elements – cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing, sound design, and performance – combine to create meaning in movies.
    Full fee: £119.00

  9. American gothic cinema

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at horror, mystery, noir and melodrama, this course explores American gothic cinema from around 1930 to the 1970s. We will consider the genre's striking visuals and recurring themes and narratives while also thinking about ways in which their production reflects Hollywood cinema at different stages of its development.
    Full fee: £59.00

  10. Masters of Cinema: the film vision of Alfonso Cuaron

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the incredible cinematic style and film genre exploration of the Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Centenary Cinema

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cinema came of age just as Build opened in Fetter Lane. Broken Blossoms was set in nearby Limehouse. In 1919 Chaplin, Griffith, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks formed United Artists and C.B. DeMille made Gloria Swanson a star. View and discuss film clips with Keaton, Harold Lloyd and other stars.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  12. The haunted screen: German expressionist cinema, 1919-1933

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore one of cinema's most imaginative and influential movements through a range of films, including The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Nosferatu, Metropolois and many others. We will consider the movement as one accommodating a variety of styles and filmmakers while also thinking about the films' production and historical contexts.
    Full fee: £59.00

  13. Film at the BFI: Hollywood musicals

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy one of the most popular genres in film history and be part of the BFI’s greatest song and dance season ever to grace cinema screens UK-wide. Musicals were always more than simple entertainment, achieving cultural currency through their diversity and representation of sexual difference and ethnicity within entertainment traditions.
    Full fee: £119.00

  14. Masters of cinema: Spike Lee 'Do the right thing'

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spike Lee makes films with a social conscience built in. Soul. His first film was a landmark in independent filmmaking and the entire reason for the success of eighties’ independent features. This year he was back with BlackkKlansmen - and Oscar nominated. We do the right thing and review his films.
    Full fee: £59.00

  15. The Coen Brothers' Blood Simple to Buster Scruggs

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From cult hits Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996) and No Country for Old Men (2007), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognisable voice in modern American cinema, a singular mix of darkness and levity.
    Full fee: £59.00

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