Film studies: the best of BBC films revisited

Ref: C3680160

Exploring a selection of ten films produced and co-produced by BBC Films. Arising from the popular TV Play for Today & Screen Two strands, BBC Films (now BBC Film) was established in 1990 as an independent outlet for the company's cinematic productions and has produced ever popular, topical, thought provoking and unique films ever since. We (re)visit, examine the origins, common traits and varied themes through some well-known and perhaps less well-known examples from the BBC Films stable. Cathy Come Home (1966), Truly Madly Deeply (1990), Billy Elliot (2000), Dirty Pretty Things (2002), The Mother (2003), Philomena (2013), The Falling (2014), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Sorry We Missed You (2019), Little Joe (2019)

Course aim

A friendly and accessible exploration of cinematic works produced and co-produced by BBC Films. Increasing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the company's cinematic output and film in general.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • No requirement to have attended any previous course.

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

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge, fresh appreciation & understanding for BBC Films
  • Critically analyse, discuss and comment on films made under the BBC Films banner.
  • Draw from one's own knowledge and experience in expressing informed opinions when commenting a BBC Film
  • Confidently discuss the subject area and in particular any aspects of a BBC Film which one finds important
  • Discuss my motivation & enthusiasm for film and cinema in general and issues arising relating to the course theme.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pre-viewing may be helpful but not essential: Cathy Come Home (1966), Truly Madly Deeply (1990), Billy Elliot (2000), Dirty Pretty Things (2002), The Mother (2003), Philomena (2013), The Falling (2014), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Sorry We Missed You (2019), Little Joe (2019)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Film studies: the best of BBC films revisited

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