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The Birds. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Universal Pictures. 1963.

The Birds. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Universal Pictures. 1963. 150 150 Caragh Hargreaves

The Birds (1963) is undoubtedly a horror film because it contains a deep sense of the uncanny, a term Freud coins as something that is terrifying because it is familiar.[i] The Birds contains…

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The Artist. Dir. Michel Hazanavicius. Warner Brothers. 2011.

The Artist. Dir. Michel Hazanavicius. Warner Brothers. 2011. 150 150 Caragh Hargreaves

Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller and Uggie the dog in The Artist The Artist (2011) is a remarkable modern day silent film that explores the transformation of…

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The Wrong Trousers. Dir. Nick Pick. BBC. 1993.

The Wrong Trousers. Dir. Nick Pick. BBC. 1993. 150 150 Caragh Hargreaves

Hapless Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit appear again on screen for a dramatic adventure in The Wrong Trousers (1993). The inventors’ worldsget thrown upside down by Gromit’s birthday present: a pair…

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Shrek. Dir. Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson. DreamWorks Pictures. 2001.

Shrek. Dir. Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson. DreamWorks Pictures. 2001. 150 150 Caragh Hargreaves

Shrek (2001) is a film that invests in the fairytale tropes found in literature to create humour. Characters are typecast and stereotypes are flung at the audience in the beginning scenes…

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