British Films of the 1960's

Ref: C2341146

The 60s were an exciting time for the British cinema. We will be viewing and discussing a variety of films which in some sense characterise the times. The se will include not just 'revolutionary' movies such as 'Saturday Night & Sunday Morning' but also the first of the Bond films and the first Beatles first film 'A Hard Day's Night'. Our examination of these entertaining movies will provide insight into the state of society and its attitudes as well as the skill of the film makers.

Course aim

To examine some signature British films of the 1960s, and ask what makes them distinctive. And what do they tell us about Britain then ...and now...

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Discuss some of the genres of film made in the 60s
  • Ponder what is new or special in the films under consideration
  • Discuss whether the films retain a relevance and freshness.
  • Be able to discuss what these films mean as well as their entertainment value

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
  • The films will be screened on evenings other than the dates on which the course is taught and you will be expected to have seen the film (by one means or another).

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
  • All materials will be provided

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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British Films of the 1960's

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