Subverting Cinematic Conventions

Creativity in cinema often comes from escaping conventions, or developing new ones. As such, cinema has been revolutionary media in multiple periods in time, not just when it became mainstream in the 1920’s. This often stems from significant political or social change; including sexual revolution, civil rights and wars.

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13 Reasons Why the Suicide Conversation Needed to Happen

*SPOILERS* 13 Reasons Why has sparked an intense internet debate since it was released on Netflix at the end of March. It’s the story of a teenage girl who commits suicide and leaves voice-recorded tapes behind for her peers to explain why she left and why they are to blame. Initially the television adaptation of […]

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“Never had time to use Netflix” – why the internet places a 10 000 foot wall between Grandad & Me.

Netflix: it’s at all of our fingertips. Grandad doesn’t use it, Mum does use it, but doesn’t understand the dire social consequences of saying she’s having ‘Netflix and chill’ with her children, and I have the wonderful world of closed-garden, digital film libraries down pat – how’s that for an illustration of a generational gap? My use […]

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