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Please write 2000 words on one of the following:
André Bazin argued in relation to neo-realism that ‘we’re watching the real world’. To what extent is this true of Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945)?
Discuss the post-war transformation of the Hollywood studio system with close reference to Rebel without a Cause (1955)
David Bordwell has suggested that ‘the organisational scheme of the art film creates the occasion for maximising ambiguity.’ Discuss this idea of ‘ambiguity’ in relation to an art film screened on this module.
Discuss the theme of memory in Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957).
How does Tokyo Story engage with contemporary Japanese society? Discuss with close reference to the film.
Discuss cinéma vérité’s ethos of objectivity with close reference to Chronicle of a Summer.
John Corner has described docu-drama television as exhibiting a ‘hybrid aesthetic’. Discuss with close reference to Cathy Come Home.
Discuss the principal stylistic and thematic innovations introduced by the filmmakers of the French New Wave.
What were the principal factors transforming the Hollywood studio system and how did they affect filmmaking? Discuss with close reference to Easy Rider.
With close reference to Xala explore the ways in which Postcolonial and Third Cinema represent a break both industrially and aesthetically from Classical Hollywood.
My Beautiful Laundrette has been described as a political and social landmark. Explore this claim with close reference to the film.