Melodrama Screening and Discussion 6th March, Jarman 7, 5-7pm

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All are welcome to attend the fourth of this term’s melodrama discussion and screening sessions which will take place on the 6th of March in Jarman 7, from 5pm to 7pm.

We will be showing Ann-Marie’s film choice:Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand, 1938), 83 mins

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Ann-Marie says: Walt Disney’s first feature film would redefine animation. Ridiculed as his ‘folly’ in the trade press, Disney would go on to make one of the most successful films of 1938. Technical innovations, such as the multi-plane camera, would be only one hurdle for the film. Disney’s biggest concern became how to show realism, gags and emotional investment in animation.  The story is of an adolescent girl faced with an envious stepmother who seeks her death. This is the first of many fairy tales with a Disney twist, where archetypes meet true love’s kiss.

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