Introduction to Film Studies 2: The Essay Film

  • 60 mins

An examination of one of the most liberated forms of filmmaking. Drawing on documentary, fiction and experimental cinema, the essayistic mode brings the director’s authorial voice centre stage. This fully illustrated lecture by film academic and critic Dr Pasquale Iannone will discuss the development of the essay film from the 1920s right through to the internet age. It will explore some of the key themes tackled by essay filmmakers as well as the multitude of formal techniques they employ. [U]

2014 Archive

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