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Archive for July, 2011

Page Eight and the ‘newsworthiness’ of film on TV

July 12th, 2011
David Hare’s Page Eight, which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival (on 18th June) before being shown soon after on BBC2 (28th August), presents us with the opportunity of looking at some aspects of television’s role in commissioning feature-length film that has the option of theatrical exhibition, partly using Hare’s own, frequently vented, opinions on [...]

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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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Some talk, though we do not, of a ‘renaissance’ of British film. In my view, reports of that birth are somewhat exaggerated. Film-making in Britain remains a chancy business. There is no conceptual framework to which I can point that defines a body of work. Yet something of substance has been done. — Jeremy Isaacs, (Isaacs 1989: 158)