British Films of the 1960's

Ref: C2341676

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 course will include not just 'revolutionary' movies such as 'Saturday Night & Sunday Morning' but also the first of the Bond films, the historical classic 'A Man for All Seasons', 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, their source materials and its attitudes as well as the skill of the film makers.

Course aim

The 60s were an exciting time for the British cinema. We will be discussing a variety of films which in some sense characterise the times. Our examination of these movies will provide insight into the state of society, and its attitudes.

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
  • Identify what was new or special in the films under consideration
  • Discuss whether the films retain relevance and freshness.
  • Discuss what these films mean as well as their entertainment value
  • Examine some of the ways in which the films reflect the society out of which they have grown

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

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

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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