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  • The Black Civil Rights Movement – Reflected on Film

    6th Mar 2021 by

    In this post, I explore the black civil rights movement through various films, including ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’, ‘Selma’ and ‘Malcolm X’ – how films about race were often watered down in the ’60s, how the rise of black auteurs helped to craft more realised depictions of the era, and how all of these films reflected upon the society and culture of the 1960s.

  • The Internet’s Own Boy – Crafting the Face of a Message

    2nd Dec 2019 by

    In this post, I explore Brian Knappenberger’s documentary ‘The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz’ – how its portrayal of Swartz; his political beliefs, his personality, his humanity, help craft him as an empathetic figure, while also exploring how Knappenberger uses him as the face of the film’s political messages and undertones so they are easier to support.

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The Black Civil Rights Movement – Reflected on Film

In this post, I explore the black civil rights movement through various films, including ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’, ‘Selma’ and ‘Malcolm X’ – how films about race were often watered down in the ’60s, how the rise of black auteurs helped to craft more realised depictions of the era, and how all of these films reflected upon the society and culture of the 1960s.

The Internet’s Own Boy – Crafting the Face of a Message

In this post, I explore Brian Knappenberger’s documentary ‘The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz’ – how its portrayal of Swartz; his political beliefs, his personality, his humanity, help craft him as an empathetic figure, while also exploring how Knappenberger uses him as the face of the film’s political messages and undertones so they are easier to support.

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