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Film Criticism Talk in Japan
The Role of Film Criticism in Britain Today
Just as film has moved from celluloid to the digital, film criticism has also changed dramatically in recent years; with the advent of internet blogging and the decline of newspaper publishing, critics have to change the way they communicate with readers about film. This talk surveys the major purposes and forms of film writing in 21st-century Britain.
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BIO: Mattias Frey is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Kent. His research revolves around European cinema, historiography, matters of media reception and consumption, the history of 'classical' and contemporary film theory, movie criticism and cinephilia. He has published in the major subject journals, including Cinema Journal and Screen; his books include Postwall German Cinema: History, Film History and Cinephilia (Berghahn, 2013) and Cine-Ethics:Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice and Spectatorship (Routledge,2013).
Date: 17/11/2012 Time: 18:30 - 20:00 Venue: British Council 1-2, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825 Japan