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Where specifically, and was it any good? First hand experiences would be good please guys
I'd fucking love to do a Film MA. I'm also interested. All I want to do is get back into that sorta academic environment.
but then i thought, hey, why not apply for actual film studies somewhere as well
wink for safety
I have a friend doing a php in French cinema at kings college. Let us know
are with genre films (mainly horror) and gender theory/feminist film criticism.... But it's not like i'm expecting a Film Studies MA to deal specifically with that :p
Thanks though, i might ask you if i get serious about applying to King's. Was looking briefly at the MA they offer and it looks pretty good
Is doing feminist theory within film, so probs looking at similar stuff to yourself.
No worries, just give us a shout if needed and I'll give her a nudge, see what she would recommend
but doing the MA is tougher than i thought. In terms of the reading for it i've spent most of the time scratching my head and going ... 'wha?'
Your interests in genre cinema and horror particularly are like mine. There weren't any modules on my course that specifically dealt with genre films and when i mentioned to my supervisor about doing a dissertation on horror, he said it had been a bit done.
you'll certainly encounter lots of feminist theory though i reckon.
assuming it just means he doesn't like it/has no interest?
genre films often have pretty devoted fans and are easier to write about/analyse and critique as you can compare and contrast specific films to other films within the context of the same genre, or to other genres and such genres codes and conventions
thats what i've always understood to be the case anyway, dunno if i made sense
I mostly don't know what I'm on about at all
just struck me as though (since horror is a big genre and all) that it was a little dismissive to say it's all been done, possibly from someone who didn't care for the genre
but he could be completely right of course
no i haven't
i wanted to do one so i could go into teaching (all anyone has ever told me to do) but i can't really be bothered with it or trying to get money for it to tell you the truth. also i never did have 'proper' uni lectures and stuff because theory and context was all self-directed due to it being a work-based degree.
gonna be forced to stick with the part-time-job-and-working-nights-in-bars thing for the rest of my life.
Overall I enjoyed it, probably best suited if you want to become involved in Film teaching / journalism.
As i remember it...
Critical Theory, Kieslowski, Critical Theory, Critical Theory, Laura Mulvey, Critical Theory, Dr Caligari..., Critical Theory, Critical Theory, Pushed them in to allowing me to actually make a short film, Critical Theory, Critical Theory, Meet Me in St Louis, Critical Theory…
except for all the bits getting in the way of the critical theory.
also i just realised the other day that on the degree in film curating which i've linked to further up, laura mulvey has taught a module on psycho this year. SERIOUSLY AN ENTIRE MODULE WITH LAURA MULVEY TALKING ABOUT PSYCHO. can't believe i missed it ;(