Category Archives: Learn About Film

British Heritage Films: A Critical Examination of the Concept of ‘Englishness’

‘The concept [of the heritage film]… has become associated with a powerful undercurrent of nostalgia for the past conveyed by historical dramas, romantic costume films and literary adaptations’ (Vidal, 2012: 1). There are a diverse range of texts which may … Continue reading

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Introducing The Adventures of Prince Achmed: My second pre-screening talk at No.6 Cinema

Last night, No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth held a screening event of Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) in aid of an Oska Bright event, a charity that encourages and helps people with learning disabilities to achieve their creative ambition. The … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed introductory talk

On Thursday 5th March 2015, I will be providing a short introduction to the animated feature film The Adventures of Prince Achmed at No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth. The film will be accompanied by a live score, and will be preceded by … Continue reading

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2015 in Film – Themed Film Months

Throughout 2014, I attempted to watched films each month relating to a particular theme. However I found that many months I did not watch any films in that film. Throughout 2015 I am going to be more organised and watch … Continue reading

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Fairytale Blogathon: Beauty and the Beast

As part of Movies Silently’s Fairytale Blogathon, in which posts from guest bloggers are contributed daily on a particular theme, in this case fairytales, I am contributing a post on my all time favourite film Beauty and the Beast (1991). “I want … Continue reading

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My Guest Post Contribution to What About The Twinkie’s Blog

Throughout the end of October, What About The Twinkie’s Blog ran a Scarefest blogathon in preparation for Halloween. This consisted of bloggers everywhere contributing reviews of horror films to the person behind the blog. When all the reviews were submitted, … Continue reading

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Introducing Pride: My first pre-screening talk at No.6 Cinema

Pride has swept cinemas across the UK and internationally and has become an instant British classic in the same way that The Full Monty, Billy Elliot, East is East, and Brassed Off have. Last Friday evening at the cinema I volunteer … Continue reading

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