The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 15
On Day 15 the BFI London Film Festival held its second annual Awards ceremony. The Best British Newcomer Award, in partnership with Swarovski, was presented by Andy Serkis and went to Clio Barnard, for The Arbor. The Sutherland Award for the most original feature debut was presented by Michael Winterbottom and Olivia Williams and also went to Clio Barnard for the Arbor. The Grierson Award for best documentary was presented by Jon Snow and went to Janus Metz for Armadillo. The Best Film Award, in
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Filmmakers@Google: Vicki Abeles
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in our achievement obsessed public and private education system and culture. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best fo
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Michael Buckley: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Michael Buckley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Michael Buckley's Grimm future began at birth in Akron, Ohio. He attended Ohio University, where he worked on the school newspaper, hosted his own live television talk show and formed a comedy troupe. After graduating with honors he moved to New York City to find his fortune, but instead found work as a pasta maker, hamburger flipper, personal assistant, stand-up comic and even a singer in a punk rock band. Ev
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Michele Norris: 2010 National Book Festival
Journalist Michele Norris speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience. In 2002 she began hosting NPR's newsmagazine "All Things Considered," public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block. Before coming to NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News. She reported extensively on education, inner city issues, the nation's drug problem and poverty. She ha
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Lidia Matticchio Bastianich: 2010 National Book Festival
Chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is one of the best-loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Her cookbooks include her most recent titles, "Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy" (Knopf) and "Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia's Christmas Kitchen" (Running Press Kids), as well as "Lidia's Italy," "Lidia's Family Table," "Li
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 16, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 17, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 18, German 59, UCLA [Finished]
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 16
The 54th BFI London Film Festival ended with the Closing Gala screening of Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. The true story of climber Aron Ralston, the film follows his 127 hours trapped by a rock, his attempts to eep himself alive and the drastic decision he makes to free himself. We speak to Boyle and Ralston themselves, as well as star James Franco, producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy.
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Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
Mr Paul Grabowsky, founder of the Australian Art Orchestra gives this lecture entitled 'the complete musician' at The Australian National Univerisity on the 14 October 2010. Mr Paul Grabowsky challenges tertiary music educators to reflect on their current practice and consider how effective it is in actually preparing students for the careers they will now enter on graduation. Recognised as Australia's pre-eminent jazz pianist with over 26 recordings to his name, Mr Grabowsky is regarded as on
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John Krish on 'The Elephant Will Never Forget' (1953)
One of Britain's great postwar documentary filmmakers, John Krish, talks about the making of his classic British Transport Films documentary 'The Elephant Will Never Forget' (1953)... and why, despite it going on to become of the best-loved titles in the BTF catalogue, he lost his job over it. This is an extract from 'Perspectives on Documentary Filmmaking', a brand new documentary that was created for inclusion in the four-disc DVD box 'Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain
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David (1951) - extract
The poet D.R. Griffiths (1882-1953), also known by his bardic name of Amanwy, takes young schoolboy Ifor on a walk past the entrance to Ammanford's old mine and reminisces about conditions there. Paul Dickson's semi-dramatised biopic, with Griffiths essentially playing himself, is still regarded to this day as one of the finest of all Welsh films. The complete film is one of 32 included in the four-disc DVD box 'Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain 1951-1977' - http://fil
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2 The word ‘freedom’

The word ‘freedom’ can have powerful emotive force, that is, the power to arouse strong emotions. Its connotations are almost exclusively positive. If you describe a group as ‘freedom fighters’ this suggests that you approve of the cause for which they are fighting; call them ‘terrorists’ and you make clear your disapproval.

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1 Approaching plays

Most people's experience of plays will be through seeing them on stage, or on television or video. Or, thinking of drama in a more general sense, we might be avid watchers of TV soaps or films. But, as a student of literature, you are sitting at home with a book open in front of you. It contains the text of a play. What, then, are you to make of the words on the page before you? If the script you were examining was intended for a film or a TV play it would look different from the examples tha
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1.3 Representation

Representation is a complex idea, or set of ideas, but it is extremely important in relation to studying religion. Representing religion might mean being an official delegate of a religion, or it might mean trying to explain a religion to someone unfamiliar with it. Representation in the religious context might mean the use of an image to portray a divine figure or religious ideas, or it could refer to how a religion is characterized by either insiders or outsiders. Therefore, the sorts of qu
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1 What does 'marketing' mean?

Activity 1

Before you start working through this unit, take a moment to write down what you understand by the term ‘marketing’, either on the basis of your previous studies or the everyday use of the term.


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Teachers as Learners: curriculum innovation with trainee teachers
The QCA has produced a ten-minute film from a two-year collaborative project with the University of Cumbria on student teachers as agents of curriculum change, entitled 'Teachers as Learners: curriculum innovation with trainee teachers'.
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3.1 Introduction

I wonder if you experience complexity in your daily life? For much of the time I struggle to keep my head above water as I try to understand and manage the complexity I experience as part of everyday life. I find social commentator and cartoonist Michael Leunig's depiction of a solitary figure looking through an ‘understandascope’ (Figure 2) a particularly skilled way of capturing the sense of bewilderment I someti
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4.2.2 Figure 9b: A selection of 35 mm digital cameras

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3.2 Technology and costs in the short run

Advertising leaflets are dropping through letter boxes around the UK, as we are writing this chapter, from cable suppliers trying to attract new customers for their services. They promise to provide a telephone line, a bundle of television channels, an Internet connection, home shopping and movies-on-demand, all at a ‘bargain price’. These leaflets raise some interesting questions. How does expanding output of cable services by selling to new customers make it possible to offer them
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