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Master film studies as you learn how films create meaning.
When you watch a film there are many elements working together to produce what you see and hear. The different elements, known as devices, have been carefully constructed so that your attention is drawn to certain things at certain times, forming the way in which a film communicates its story.
On this five-week course, you’ll unpack these elements to discover how they work, what they are called, and how they work together.
You’ll watch a range of short extracts from films and hear from filmmakers to understand why different devices have been chosen and the ways in which film creates meaning.
When a lively young family moves in next door, grumpy widower Otto Anderson meets his match in a quick-witted, pregnant woman named Marisol, leading to an unlikely friendship that turns his world upside down.
After President Park`s murder in 1980, North Korea sense an opportunity for future invasion and sends one of its spies. Park Pyong-Ho and Kim Jung-Do, two senior security officers, are tasked with the hunting down the infiltrator....
A Beginner’s Guide to Film Genres is our latest online course to launch @FutureLearn
Develop your knowledge of the film industry, guided by experts and gain insights into the film production process and the impact audience expectations and thematic conventions can have on decision making.
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Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, he soon attempts his biggest project yet....
Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he`s ever faced -- a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods.
After an epic night of partying, three college students return home to find a woman unconscious in their apartment. Worried the police will suspect them of wrongdoing, they try to get the woman to safety without drawing suspicion....
`A vividly moving portrait of Siegfried Sassoon` - Financial Times
Benediction in cinemas 20 May
About the film- Decorated for bravery during World War I, British soldier Siegfried Sassoon returns from service and becomes a vocal critic of the government`s continuation of the war. Adored by the aristocracy and the stars of London`s literary and stage world, Sassoon`s experiences inspire him to write poetry about the horrors of battle.
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