Light The Night

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Words by Naomi Jeffreys

2012 is nearing its end and New Years Eve is on its way – it is around this time in which we human beings take time to reflect on the year which we have had.

So, what has this Blog achieved? One hell of a lot, we are really keen to get as many exclusive interviews with those who are in the business. This year, your Editor has been fortunate enough to interview, Lucy Rose, Hattie Morahan, Tom Bacon, Ben Rider, Brian Neufang, to just name a few.

We have surpassed our own expectations, we have a dedicated team of writers who are keen to inform you, the reader, about the latest films and those films which you have forgotten. But, which are still integral to Film itself.

We have had a record number of hits, since our inception one year ago. And, that’s thanks to you. The Reader who keeps on returning to our humble student newspaper wordpress blog. We strive to update daily, with interesting articles, and to get across to you, our sincere respect and love for the medium that is Film.

2012 has seen London host the Olympics, British Olympians and Paralympians excel at their sport, it has seen Danny Boyle give an Ode to our Isles in the Olympic Opening Ceremony. It has seen Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France, he has also won the Sports Personality of the Year and has now been offered the possibility of a Knightship.

Yes, it has been one hell of year. Especially for The Rabbit Film Section. We hope to have you return our way in 2013, for all the exclusives, and a glimpse at the world from students who just love Film.

“We go high by the river high above the world, Night lights flicker on the streets below.”

“Just like a dream of a shooting star”

Happy New Year

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Lucy Rose – An Exclusive Interview

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

There is always a crossover between genres, film and theatre, music and art. Without music, film would be a completely different medium. The Rabbit Film was fortunate enough to grab a few words with the wonderful Lucy Rose.

Lucy Rose, this is an artist who is making waves in the music world. Wonderfully British, down to earth, and incredible live, this is a singer-songwriter who has a lot going for her. Her music has interesting rhythms, acoustic strumming and a fairytale quality to her music; Lucy Rose is one to watch.

Born in Warwickshire in 1989, after finishing school aged eighteen, she moved to London to pursue her music career. After lots of hard graft, of gigging in pubs and bars around London, she became friends with the Bombay Bicycle Club boys and featured vocals on their album, Flaws and A Different Kind of Fix.

Since then, she has released singles and EPs including, Middle of the Bed, Scar, Red Face and most recently, Bikes. Which always include great remixes and often, live performances.

Check out my exclusive interview with Lucy Rose below:  

When did you know you wanted to pursue Music as a career? 
I really enjoyed playing music at school, but never thought I would try it as a career until I first bought my guitar at 15 and started to write songs. It was only after I’d got into song-writing that I thought maybe I could try going into music.

What advice do you have for University of Essex students who are considering a career in music?
I’m not sure if I have any good advice that you haven’t heard before, but I really do think it’s all about the songs, so keep writing.

How important is your fan base to you?
My fan base is the only reason I’m still doing this really. Without them supporting me over the last 5 years, I would have never continued.

Are you still in touch with the Bombay Bicycle Club lads?
Of course, they have become my best friends over the last 3 years.

Could you explain your music in 5 words?
Cinematic, thought-provoking, acoustic, funk.

You write all of your own music, where do you draw inspiration from?
Everywhere but nearly all of my songs are just about how I was feeling at a particular time. Books and films definitely make me feel something as well.
Who are your musical influences?
I have such a wide variety of musical influences, Neil Young was a influence when I started to record the album alongside, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, Rolling Stones and plenty more.

What is the advice you live by?
Mind over matter, as much as possible.

Like I Used To is released on 24th September, be sure to listen to it!

And If We Turn Back Time Could We Learn To Live Right

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

“And if we turn back time, could we learn to live right” Lucy Rose 

The Golden Era of films has endured through time, from cinema classics such as Casablanca (1942), which featured lines such as “Here’s looking at you, Kid” which has forever been associated with this timeless classic.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) is now a Christmas classic across the Globe, featuring lines such as;  “I wish I had a million dollars… Hot dog!” , this film has become associated with American Christmases. It’s themes are Universal themes, themes of family, love, vanity, money and the price of the American Dream.

Then we have British timeless classics such as Brief Encounter (1945) which formed and forged the careers of Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, and has become one of the staples of British cinema; “I love you, I love your wide eyes, the way you laugh at my jokes, your shyness and the way you laugh at my jokes”

Golden Era films are part of cinema history and are quite often, the films which we can watch over and over again. Timeless.