You will explore the kind of films being made, who made them, and what these films may tell us about the era. Film extracts will include The Long Good Friday, Chariots of Fire, A Room with a View, My Beautiful Laundrette and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.
Do I need to have any previous skills or knowledge?
This is an introductory course, so no prior knowledge or familiarity with the films we’ll be discussing is required.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
You will learn
- To identify key films, exponents and characteristics of British cinema in the 1980s
- Classify aesthetic, industrial and societal factors
- Recognise concepts of British cinema and national cinemas
- Methods you can use to analyse and appreciate cinema.
Meet the Tutor
Hilary Smith is an associate lecturer and academic advisor in film studies at Birkbeck, University of London, and has also taught at City University London and Imperial College London. She has a professional background in film curation and arts administration, and was formerly a curator and programme manager for BFI Southbank (the National Film Theatre) at the British Film Institute. She has received a Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship Award for ‘an outstanding contribution to teaching and learning’.
Need to Know
- 18:30 - 20.30
- Hilary Smith
- No. of Sessions
- Course Code
- A pen and paper for taking notes.