The London Marathon; A Test Of Human Spirit

It was Sunday the 22nd of April, unlike the average spring day we had been experiencing a heat wave for the past week. So, it was yet again another scorcher. I decided to head into central London to cheer on the runners who were taking part in the 2018 London Marathon. Who doesn’t want to…

Windrush Scandal

Picture sourced from Google In 1948 the MV Empire Windrush docked in Tillbury, it’s after the second World War and the British Government invited people from Caribbean countries to take refuge. They would become the Windrush generation. Now, the government who took them in and gave them a place to call home, have said they…

A Day Out In Greenwich

Wednesday is my favourite day, it’s the day me and my flatmate go into central London and wind down from the week we have survived.  This Wednesday has been my favourite so far, after the terrible few weeks I have had I thought it time to enjoy a day out in the sun. As I…

Cambridge Analytica; Do We Really Care About Our Online Privacy?

JK Rowling called it the “story of the year, if not the decade”! It was a story I briefly read about but batted away as I quickly got distracted by yet more Trump news. I couldn’t get away from it for long however, at 3am one morning I was scrolling through The Guardians top stories…

Sunglasses Indoors… Miranda Priestly or Try-Hard?

I recently just bought a new pair of sunglasses, and I think I’m in LOVE. Now, I think my new love is blinding me (I know it’s definitely not the sun now…) because I have the need to wear them ALL of the time, even indoors which I know makes me immediately uncool. Of course,…

My Guide To London

-All photos are my own- I have been living in London while at university, and despite the homesickness, I have enjoyed the experience of living here and wandering around the heart of the city. There are many places to visit in London, most are free and some you have to pay for and as a…

It’s Time Lois Lane Took Centre Stage

(Pictures Sourced from Google) Lois Lane first appeared in the DC Superman comics in the 1930’s. Back then she was the hard-hitting journalist that despite her Pulitzer prize winning status, was still reduced to just ‘Superman’s girlfriend, Lois Lane’. It took years for this vital female character to rise up the ranks to not only…

Recognition, Alignment, Allegiance in Taxi Driver

(Photos sourced from Google) Murray Smith uses recognition, alignment and allegiance to show how we as an audience identify with characters. He split it up into these categories to prove how in each category we take certain aspects of the film and use these to help us jump into the characters world. I am going…

Formalist Film Theory (how we can use this in future filmmaking)

(Photos sourced from google) Formalist film first came about in the 1920s, this is when formalist filmmakers were trying to legitimate themselves as artists. Thomson Jones describes formalist film as an appreciation of aesthetic objects and one that needs structural analysis. In the beginning Russian formalist were trying to convert their theories from literary art…