You will look at examples of these comedies and other classic films from the studio, with a particular focus on portraits of London life. Film clips will include Passport to Pimlico, The Bells Go Down, The Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Pool of London and The Ladykillers. No prior film knowledge is required.
You will learn
- Describe the origins and evolution of Ealing Studios
- Identify key films, film-makers, stars and trends of Ealing Studios
- Identify characteristics of selected films focussing on London life
- Utilise methods with which 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’.
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- 11:00 - 17:00
- Full £62 / Conc. £47
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