A Little Taster – First Issue, Independent Film

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

The Rabbit Film Section is about to give you a few tasters of what to expect in YOUR University newspaper.

Aron Ralston: Hey there, Aron! Is it true that you didn’t tell anyone where you were going?

You may have a review of Danny Boyle’s Independent Film, 127 Hours

Anna: I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn’t, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn’t realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it’s the halves that halve you in half. I didn’t know, don’t know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.

You may also have a review of the wonderful Independent Film, Like Crazy which stars Felicity Jones (Northanger Abbey) and the Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin (Fright Night) in this original romantic drama.

Keep an eye out for the First Issue and for these reviews, which are written by your Deputy Editor and your Editor of the Film Section.

The Pain Of Parting Is Nothing To The Joy Of Meeting Again

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again” Charles Dickens 

As a new term dawns, the University of Essex is preparing for a set of new students, Freshers, to enter in to the world of learning, laughter  and most of all, a chance to discover who they are.

Many an actor, producer and director used University to discover their career path. Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter) studied law at the University of Glasgow. Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland) graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in drama. Zach Braff (Scrubs) graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in film.

Clearly, education is key, it is also fun, it is a place where we can discover things, test our abilities. Although it is bound to be difficult, it is not goodbye, it is see you later.

The Past In Our Pockets, The Future In Our Hearts

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

“This is a show about every single one of us, the past in our pockets, the future in our hearts and us, ourselves, very much stuck, trapped forever, in the tiny eternal moment between the two.”

There are moments in life, where we must learn from the past, quite often it shapes us and move onwards in to the future. And we must be a part of the present, the now.

Film makers are like that, quite often, their films reflect something of their past, some demon they are confronting. Legendary Director, Tim Burton (Frankenweenie) confronted one of his bullies in one of his best known films, Edward Scissorhands. The character Jim was a representation of all the jocks who bullied Burton at high school. And his end is rather dramatic, rather cinematic. But was one of the scenes which has made Burton such a brilliant director.

The Rabbit Film has had a momentous week this week, a week of firsts, a week of learning. And, a week of exclusives, for you. Keep your eyes peeled, for the coming term. It’s set to be a corker.