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Archive for June, 2010

Balloon goes up on University’s Channel 4 Project

June 14th, 2010
The University of Portsmouth’s School of Creative Arts, Film and Media launched its major new research on Channel 4’s impact on British film culture at a special event on 19 May. This first major assessment of the output of Film Four is being led by Dr Justin Smith and Professor Paul McDonald. They won a [...]

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The University of Portsmouth's Channel 4 project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and run in partnership with the British Universities Film and Video Council.
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I think Channel 4 has become very conservative. I watched all its output in September, before I joined, and it was like my old aunt giving me advice: how to live, eat, clean the house, bring up the kids, talk to my husband – middle-class norms, conservative with a small c. We have lost the multicultural, multidimensional impulse. — Angus McQueen, Head of Documentaries, 2007. Quoted in Screen 49:3 Autumn 2008. Paul Kerr. Introduction (Kerr 2008)