Misfits Review

January 9, 2011

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‘Misfits’ is a dark comedy but also a superhero drama. The show presents a new and original take on the superhero genre as it reveals the issues people with super powers would face in everyday modern life, especially as at times the characters would prefer not to possess them. The super heroes do not use […]

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Coraline

January 9, 2011

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Here is an essay I wrote in the ‘Adaptation’ module of my degree. It discusses the importance of conceptual fidelity in adaptation in close reference to the book and film adaptation of ‘Coraline‘.   In this essay I am going to discuss the positive and negative aspects of conceptual fidelity in adaptation and the three main theories […]

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World News Vs. Local News

January 8, 2011

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       Here is a copy of an essay I wrote for the ‘Web Communication’ module of my degree. It is a comparative Analysis of the ‘Sky News’  website and the website for a local newspaper called the ‘Dorset Echo’.   This essay will look at the website for ‘Sky News’ which is a global news broadcaster and […]

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Burlesque Fashion

December 21, 2010

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Burlesque is a glamourous showcase of women dancing and performing often elaborate stripteases infront of an audience. It is a light-hearted and often humourous style of performance which has been revived over the past twenty years and is becoming increasingly popular. ‘The dance art form, once the reserve of posh ladies wanting to get their […]

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Too Much Sex on TV?

December 21, 2010

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15.4 million viewers tuned into the X Factor final and many were left stunned by the overtly sexual performances of two of the guest performers, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna. Christina Aguilera performed the title track to her new feature film Burlesque wearing a skimpy dress alongside several backing dancers that were dressed in underwear. The […]

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FAQ: Topshop

December 13, 2010

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Topshop is a popular high-street fashion store. It has just launched its first range of make-up to enable it’s faithful shoppers to complete their looks with make-up collections inspired by the catwalks. When was the first Topshop launched? The chain was launched in 1964. How many Topshop stores are open? There are almost 300 stores in the UK and […]

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‘Free Cinema’ Movement

December 6, 2010

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‘Free Cinema’ was a series of documentaries made from nineteen fifty six to nineteen fifty nine such as Karel Reisz’s we are the Lambeth boys and Lindsay Anderson’s Every Day Except Christmas which for the first time showed what British people were really like at the time. The projection of the ‘national character’ was an […]

Posted in: British Realism, Film