Visions of England: The films of Powell and Pressburger

Ref: C2339047

Michael Powell and Emeic Pressburger made some of Britain's most distinctive films in the 30s, 40s and 50s eg. A matter of Life and Death, Col. Blimp). But what are their distinctive qualities and why do they still matter? Enhance your response to these magical and entrancing movies.

Course aim

Films like A Canterbury Tale and A Matter of Life and Death are still little known. Learn about a superb body of films!

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Talk with some confidence about a number of P & P films.
  • Discuss their themes and qualities.
  • Place them in the context of their times.
  • Discuss the 'vision' they project
  • Ruminate on how they differ from other English films

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful, but not necessary, for you to view a few of the films eg. A matter of Life and Death, A Canterbury Tale, I know Where I'm going.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Visions of England: The films of Powell and Pressburger Course Outline

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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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