Celebrating Laura Mulvey: Or, Film Studies with Poetic License

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>Fifteen Film Studies Guest Lectures at the University of Chicago

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Today, Film Studies For Free presents this amazing array of Film Studies taster videos, on a wide range of topics, of talks delivered expertly and engagingly by a whole host of academic and filmmaking stars. The videos embedded above and below are recordings of segments of guest lectures given at the University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center. There are fifteen videos online so far. But FSFF recommends you subscribe to the FSC Vimeo channel so that you can catch them as new ones are posted.

>BFI Researchers’ Tales: Mulvey, Dyer, Kubrick, Frayling

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 Image of Grace Kelly as Lisa Fremont in Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

For some time now, Film Studies For Free has been enjoying the videos that the British Film Institute has been posting at BFI Live, its online video channel exploring film and TV culture. There are lots of videos worth seeing at the site but, below, FSFF has singled out and directly linked to some which are especially deserving of the attention of film scholars.

Laura Mulvey on the Blonde

8 Mar 2010: The world-renowned film theorist presents her thoughts on the Hitchcock Blonde.

Researchers' Tales: Richard Dyer

8 Mar 2010: The writer and academic discusses his instrumental role in the creation of the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious celebrations of queer cinema.

Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made? (Part 1)

13 Jan 2010: An illustrated lecture on Stanley Kubrick’s most ambitious yet unrealised project.

Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made? (Part 2)

11 Jan 2010: An onstage discussion of the finer points of Stanley Kubrick’s failed production.

Researchers' Tales: Sir Christopher Frayling on Spaghetti Westerns

14 Dec 2009: Eminent academic and writer Sir Christopher Frayling discusses the Spaghetti Western genre as part of the BFI National Library’s Researcher’s Tales strand.

Researchers' Tales: Sir Christopher Frayling on Film Research

14 Dec 2009: Eminent educationalist and writer Sir Christopher Frayling discusses the practice of researching film.

More Film Studies videos online: Haynes, Minghella, Ahtila, Varda, and Mulvey

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, from ‘The House’ (2002)

Here below are some more links to great online webcasts of very worthwhile, film and film-studies events, as stored in the Tate Galleries online archive (see previous posts on this topic HERE, HERE, and HERE):

There is also a webcast of an interview, in the ‘Moving Images’ series, with Laura Mulvey (7 March 2002) at the Tate Modern, but the link is reported as faulty by the Tate website at present. They say they will fix it, so wait a while, and then try HERE. While on the subject of Mulvey, HERE‘s a link to an online version of her classic essay, ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’.

And, to conclude, HERE‘s a link to an already pretty widely-known, online ‘access point’ for Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes, 1987 – also added to Film Studies For Free’s regular listing of ‘Film Practice As Research Links’).

>More Film Studies videos online: Haynes, Minghella, Ahtila, Varda, and Mulvey

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Eija-Liisa Ahtila, from ‘The House’ (2002)

Here below are some more links to great online webcasts of very worthwhile, film and film-studies events, as stored in the Tate Galleries online archive (see previous posts on this topic HERE, HERE, and HERE):

There is also a webcast of an interview, in the ‘Moving Images’ series, with Laura Mulvey (7 March 2002) at the Tate Modern, but the link is reported as faulty by the Tate website at present. They say they will fix it, so wait a while, and then try HERE. While on the subject of Mulvey, HERE‘s a link to an online version of her classic essay, ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’.

And, to conclude, HERE‘s a link to an already pretty widely-known, online ‘access point’ for Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes, 1987 – also added to Film Studies For Free’s regular listing of ‘Film Practice As Research Links’).