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Scottish Cinema - Beyond Brigadoon
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- Level 1
- Semester 1
- English - School of Humanities
- Coursework 100%
- Wednesday evening classes (18.00-21.00)
The module will offer a critical survey of Scottish cinema from the 1940s to the present and will focus on the work of key filmmakers and screenwriters.
The indicative module content is as follows:
- Representation of Scotland on Screen 1 –Trainspotting (1996) & Rob Roy (1995)
- Representation of Scotland on Screen 2 - I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) & Ae Fond Kiss (2004)
- Two Comedies on Scottish Culture: Whisky Galore! (1949) & The Angels’ Share (2012)
- Americans in Scotland – Local Hero (1983) & The Maggie (1954)
- Deprived Childhoods – Bill Douglas Trilogy & Ratcatcher (1999)
- Contemporary Scottish directors – Young Adam (2003) & The Last King of Scotland (2006).
There will be 6x three-hour classes for this module. The first hour will be in lecture format, followed by a two-hour seminar discussion. All modules are supported by VLEs and staff office hours for individual consultation. Consultation via email or phone is also offered.
2,500 word Essay (100%)
This module aims to:
- Introduce students to the history of filmmaking in Scotland
- Critically examine the representation of Scotland and Scottish culture on film
- Introduce students to theoretical debates surrounding the concept of national cinema
- Introduce students to the work of key Scottish film directors and screenwriters