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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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Movie Quote of the Day – The Young Victoria (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2009)

Princess Victoria: Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will. Prince Albert: Do you? Princess Victoria: Constantly. I see them leaning in and moving me around the board. Prince Albert: The Duchess and Sir John? … Continue reading

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Movie Quote of the Day – Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)

Fanny Brawne: I still don’t know how to work out a poem. John Keats: A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore but to be in the lake, … Continue reading

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