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DIRK’S FILM SCHOOL: THE DREAM PALACES

SEMINAR NOTES Film has had a long association with the idea of ‘dreams’. American anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker coined the phrase ‘The Dream Factory’ to describe the film studios. A. Spenser […]

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Chris: Grease (Kleiser, US, 1978)

It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion Grease is the way we are feeling  Barry Gibb   George Lucas […]

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Dirk’s Five: The Art of Noise!

Back to school! Before the Summer Holidays I set an assignment for the students of Dirk’s Film School. It seems a long time ago now, but I asked the collective […]

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