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Film Studies students and staff at the University of Edinburgh discuss all aspects of cinema and television.

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Film Studies students and staff at the University of Edinburgh discuss all aspects of cinema and television.

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    EFP 36: Best of Film and TV in 2021

    EFP 36: Best of Film and TV in 2021

    Kat Zabecka speaks to Dr David Sorfa, the
    programme director of the MSc and PhD in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and his colleagues Dr Pasquale Iannone, Dr Chiara
    Quaranta and Dr Hoi Lun Law about their personal best of film and television in 2021.Films and TV mentioned (in order of mention):
    Celine
    Sciamma – Petite Maman (2021)


    Leos Carax –
    Annette (2021)


    David Lean –
    Brief Encounter (1945)


    Kar-Wai Wong
    - In the Mood for Love (2000)


    Paolo
    Sorrentino – Hand of God (2021)


    Wes Anderson
    – The French Dispatch (2021)


    Marta
    Kauffman, Howard J. Morris -Grace and Frankie (2015-2022)


    Paolo
    Sorrentino - The Young Pope (2016)


    Charters and
    Caldicott (1985)


    Mike
    Flanagan – Midnight Mass (2021)


    Larry David –
    Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-)


    Leonardo Fasoli, Stefano Bises, Roberto
    Saviano - Gomorrah (2014-2021)


    Molly Smith
    Metzler – Maid (2021)


    Russell T. Davies – It’s a Sin (2021)


    Sterlin Harjo, Taika Waititi - Reservation
    Dogs (2021)


    Ryûsuke
    Hamaguchi – Drive My Car (2021)


    Peter
    Jackson - The Beatles: Get Back (2021)


    Pablo
    Larrain – Spencer (2021)


    Michael
    Caton-Jones – Our Ladies (2019)


    Jane Campion
    – The Power of the Dog (2021)


    Park
    Chan-wook – The Handmaiden (2016)


    Anthony
    Minghella - The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)

    • 51 min
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    EFP 35: The Film Dispatch

    EFP 35: The Film Dispatch

    In early April 2022, Kat Zabecka spoke to University of Edinburgh MSc Film Studies students Niamh Carey-Furness and Yvonne Wang, founders of The Film Dispatch magazine, an exciting student-led initiative.

    • 23 min
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    EFP 34: Romantic Comedies

    EFP 34: Romantic Comedies

    Kat Zabecka speaks to Mira Nemcikova and Rici Wenger, former MSc Film Studies students at the University of Edinburgh, about romantic comedies. They discuss You've Got Mail (Nora Ephron 1998), Ever After: A Cinderella Story (Andy Tennant 1998) and The Proposal (Anne Fletcher 2009). Please note this episode includes spoilers.Sources mentioned:Ruti, M., 2016. Feminist film theory and Pretty Woman. London: Bloomsbury PublishingShreiber, M., 2014. American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University PressVerevis, C., 2006. Film Remakes. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University PressThree Wishes for Cinderella (Vorlicek 1973)

    • 43 min
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    EFP 33: Cinemas and Film Streaming Platforms

    EFP 33: Cinemas and Film Streaming Platforms

    Kat Zabecka speaks to 3 current MSc Film Studies students Nick, Devika and Karen. They discuss their different film viewing experiences during the pandemic and debate the impact of film streaming platforms. (References: Variety; Vox)

    • 52 min
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    EFP 32: Wilderness (2017) with Screenwriter Neil Fox

    EFP 32: Wilderness (2017) with Screenwriter Neil Fox

    Kat Zabecka talks to Dr Neil Fox, the writer of Wilderness (2017), now available to stream. They discuss the writing process, inspiration for the characters and the timeliness of the digital release of the film. Neil Fox is the co-host of The Cinematologists podcast, senior lecturer at Falmouth University and a screenwriter. 

    • 40 min
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    EFP 31: Film Noir with Dr Pasquale Iannone

    EFP 31: Film Noir with Dr Pasquale Iannone

    Kat Zabecka talks to Dr Pasquale Iannone, Senior Teaching Fellow in Film Studies, about film noir. If you want to know how to recognise one or you are simply looking for watchlist inspiration, this episode, packed with examples, is for you. Some of the films we discuss are:Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan, 1981)Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)Le jour se lève (Marcel Carné, 1939)Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)Ossessione (Luchino Visconti, 1943)Pépé le Moko (Julien Duvivier, 1937)Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)The Conformist (Il conformista, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970) [There is an interesting video essay on this film by James Mooney here].The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, 1973)The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino,  1953)The Port of Shadows (Le quai des brumes, Marcel Carné, 1938)The Wild Goose Lake (Nanfang chezhan de juhui, Yi'nan Diao)
    Nicolas Miller's neo-noir photographs of New York are on Instagram.

    • 42 min

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