Note from the Editor

 

With what I am sure was a very eventful Freshers’ week for most of us I can imagine there are a few stories going around. It is the way these stories are told which directly affects the impact on the attentive audience. Who is telling the story? How are they telling it? What points do they choose to focus on? And why are they regaling you with events past? The combination of the answers to these questions can make a tale happy, sad, funny, or just plain old bitchy. They can be from a comical occurrence to a purely malicious attack. Stories are what we make them and display to us a reflection of the person telling them. We give story tellers an air of authority as we let them enlighten us, and depending who it is, trust, that they are unbiased in their views and only relay the true account of events. Though this is how we expect things to be, it is usually not the case. Lies and exaggerations are part of the story telling process, yet we often tend to forget this. They make things more exciting, funny, or cringe worthy and can even totally change your perception on someone or something if delivered in the perfect manner. Story telling as we already know is an art form, and for the Film section this week my focus will be on some of the best story tellers in the form of directors.

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