Secret Cinema Opportunity

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

Sometimes life hands us opportunities, sometimes we have to fight for them. But, in most cases, these opportunities are fantastic and something which will continue to do.

Well, The Rabbit Film Section has been contacted by a dear friend about the possibility of students taking part in a brilliant cinema opportunity.

Check out the information below;

Become a Secret Student!

 The Opportunity:

Become a “Secret Student” and Train/Perform in the upcoming Secret Cinema production.

Limited spaces available so be quick!

The Structure of the program:

  • 1 day workshop and bite size training in site specific, interactive and immersive performance.
  • Rehearsal/preparation for performance.
  • Introduction to the cast, crew and directors of the current Secret Cinema Production.
  • Performances as a supporting artist within the production.
  • Observation and constructive feedback on your performance, with the aim of developing your own style of performance within this genre.

What do you get?

  • £10 travel expenses for each day.
  • On site training/development in interactive performance.
  • Canteen dinner.
  • Beer.

When?

  • The first day of each week will be a training day.
  • You would need to be available for a one week session (if you are unable to commit to 100% of the dates then there can be some flexibility), however you can apply to do more than 1 week should you choose.

Week 1

Wednesday 31st October- 10am.

Thursday 1st November- 4pm.

Friday 2nd November- 4pm.

Saturday 3rd November- 10am.

Sunday 4th November- 10am

 Week 2

Tuesday 6th November- 10am.

Thursday 8th November- 4pm.

Friday 9th November- 4pm.

Saturday 10th November- 10am.

Sunday 11th November- 10am.

 Week 3

Thursday 15th November- 10am.

Friday 16th November- 4pm.

Saturday 17th November- 10am.

Sunday 18th November- 10am.

Week 4

Thursday 22nd November- 10am.

Friday 23rd November- 4pm.

Saturday- 10am.

Sunday-10am.

 Week 5

Thursday 29th November- 10am.

Friday 30th November- 4pm.

Saturday 1st December- 10am.

Sunday 2nd December- 10am.

How to get involved?

For further information or to apply please send an email to jessica.rose@futurecinema.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you, and remember, “tell no one”.

James Bond: Skyfall Review

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

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Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, in his third Bond film. In the Directors chair this time, is Sam Mendes, a British Director who is known for his theatre work and his films. Perhaps you remember ‘Revolutionary Road’? The quiet, reflective film, which brought together Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in their first film since ‘Titanic’.

The film begins strong, with composer Thomas Newman blasting out the well known James Bond film theme.

According to IMDB the synopsis is; “Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.”

Now, this is not your typical Bond film, there’s less sex, there isn’t really a ‘Bond’ girl, they appear for a scene, then are written out.

Instead, Mendes begins to delve deeper in to James Bond, the man, the boy, the spy. We are given snippets as to how Bond became an Orphan and as to why he became the spy we know and love.

Judi Dench is given her best storyline in years, a villain on the hunt for her. She remains cold and British, determined to get the job done.

Visually, the film is a treat. Mendes treats us to a slick London, equipped to tackle anyone and anything.Bond himself races across the screen, gun in hand, Bond style. What is more, the cinematography is fantastic, with silhouette fights and firelit scenes. Mendes sure knows how to visually deliver a film.

What is more, there is a return to the old ways of spying. Bond himself says to M: “We need to go back in time”, this is a reference to the Fifty Years of Bond, but also, a reference to the film. Bond has to return to his past, in order to live in the present.

But, there seems to be something missing, compared to other Bond films. One feels unsatisfied after having viewed the film. Mendes has tried to do something new, and has succeeded, but the climax was slow, drawn out. And may not appeal to hard core Bond fans.

So, if you’re looking for a good Friday night film, see this. But expect to see something a little different than your typical ‘Bond’ film.

British Film Issue

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

And so, dear reader, the British Film issue is over. We have given you all of the content (and much much more) from the University newspaper.

As you well know, The Rabbit Film Section has worked tirelessly to gain exclusive interviews with actors, such as our exclusive interview with Hattie Morahan. We also work to write passionately about the things we love most about Film.

And, being a British run Blog and Newspaper, we believed that to write about the country which we love most, Britain. And to celebrate just a handful of the fantastic new directors, actors and films which we produce.

We hope you enjoyed this issue and keep coming back for more, the next issue is to be out on Campus very soon, so watch this space…