Cats

Stuart Little. Dir. Rob Minkoff. Columbia Pictures. 1999.

Stuart Little. Dir. Rob Minkoff. Columbia Pictures. 1999. 150 150 Chloe Bolton

Columbia Pictures’ Stuart Little (1999) follows the Little family’s adoption of an anthropomorphic mouse, Stuart, whose debonair mannerisms and soaring intelligence allow the family to embrace him as an addition to their…

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Breakfast and Tiffany’s . Dir. Blake Edwards . Paramount Pictures . 1961.

Breakfast and Tiffany’s . Dir. Blake Edwards . Paramount Pictures . 1961. 150 150 Katie Goody

In Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Audrey Hepburn performs as Holly Golightly, formerly Lula Mae Barnes. We  learn that Holly has moved to New York to reinvent herself. As a consequence, she has…

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The Future. Dir. Miranda July. Roadside Attractions. 2011.

The Future. Dir. Miranda July. Roadside Attractions. 2011. 150 150 Lucy Amos

The scene begins with Paw-Paw the cat waiting to be picked up from the adoption centre, asking: “How long is 30 days?” It is not clear who this question is…

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Watership Down. Dir. Martin Rosen. Cinema International Corporation. 1978.

Watership Down. Dir. Martin Rosen. Cinema International Corporation. 1978. 150 150 Emily Flint

Above left: Film Poster             Richard Adams reading Watership Down in 2008 Far from the fluffy, cotton-tailed animals we think rabbits to be, Watership Down (dir. Martin Rosen, 1978) depicts…

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Black Christmas . Dir. Bob Clark . Warner Brothers . 1974.

Black Christmas . Dir. Bob Clark . Warner Brothers . 1974. 150 150 James Pearson

The Unloved. Dir. Samantha Morton. ICA Films. 2009.

The Unloved. Dir. Samantha Morton. ICA Films. 2009. 150 150 Katie Goody

The Unloved, Samantha Morton’s semi-autobiographical debut film focuses on Lucy (Molly Windsor), an eleven-year-old girl from a broken home who is violently abused by her father at the beginning of…

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The Great Mouse Detective. Dir. Ron Clements, Burny Mattison, David Michener, and John Musker. Walt Disney. 1986.

The Great Mouse Detective. Dir. Ron Clements, Burny Mattison, David Michener, and John Musker. Walt Disney. 1986. 150 150 Aaron Kreuter

In the world of the animated feature film The Great Mouse Detective (Clements, Mattison, Michener, and Musker, 1986), Victorian-era London contains a society of talking mice that mirrors the city’s human occupants.…

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Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Stage 6. 2009.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Stage 6. 2009. 150 150 Kim Appleton

As the tale goes Akitas are one of the most loyal and loving breeds of dog in the world. You do not choose an Akita an Akita must choose you.…

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The Aristocats. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman.. Disney. 1970.

The Aristocats. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman.. Disney. 1970. 150 150 Lily Capewell

Disney’s The Aristocats[1] follows a family of pet cats who are stolen from the house of Madame Bonfamille, a Parisian aristocrat, when her butler, Edgar, discovers that they will inherit the estate…

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Where the Wild Things Are. Dir. Spike Jonze. Warner Bros. 2009.

Where the Wild Things Are. Dir. Spike Jonze. Warner Bros. 2009. 150 150 Ellen Jurczak

In Spike Jonze’s 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are, wildness reigns. Max, a ‘wild’ young boy with an active imagination, is able to connect with his dog but has…

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