CLOSE-UPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

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Close-Ups Events
These events are enjoyable, informal and sociable with no prior knowledge of the films necessary and opportunities to gain insights into many different aspects of film via a combination of input, informal discussion and a variety of fascinating film clips. Close-Ups are held at Thoresby College on the South Quay.

Our Close-Ups events are £5 for members and their guests, otherwise £6, which includes complementary refreshments.   This can be paid on the door but please book your place in advance by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required as this helps us with catering and photocopies!

  Film Close-Ups
  Social Events
  Other Events
 
  Thursday 2ndApril 7.30pm   HOW DOES A HITCHCOCK FILM WORK?
Postponed due to Coronavirus
  Thursday 4thJune 7pm   SPECIAL EFFECTS IN EARLY CINEMA
  Saturday 27thJune   ANNUAL OUTING TO THE MALTINGS, WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

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Thursday 2ndApril 7.30pm
CLOSE-UP AT THORESBY COLLEGE
Postponed due to Coronavirus

HOW DOES A HITCHCOCK FILM WORK?
Presented by Phil Lloyd

Considered one of the most influential film makers in the history of cinema with a career that lasted over six decades.   Hitchcock was the master of more than just suspense, he was the master of cinema. What were his own cinematic influences?   How do the great technician’s famous sequences work?   Why is the staircase always so important?   And what would his mother say?

Films discussed will include overlooked treasures such as The Pleasure Garden and Stage Fright to Strangers on a Train, Rear Window and the great Vertigo.
 

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Thursday 4thJune 7pm
CLOSE-UP AT THORESBY COLLEGE

SPECIAL EFFECTS IN EARLY CINEMA
Presented by Christopher Budd

From futuristic cityscapes and death-defying feats to good old-fashioned gags, putting the seemingly impossible on the screen has been a staple of cinema since the early days of trick photography. Enjoy a look at some pioneering art, science and invention from the first few decades of special effects, with writer, teacher and early cinema lover Christopher Budd.

showing bits from…

Shorts by Georges Méliès, R W Paul, Segundo de Chomón, and others.
Metropolis 1927
The Ten Commandments 1923
Cleopatra 1934
Topper 1937
Bringing Up Baby 1938
Safety Last 1923
Liberty [Laurel & Hardy) 1929

 

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Saturday 27thJune
ANNUAL OUTING TO THE MALTINGS, WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA


Our annual outing on Saturday 27th June will be to Wells-next-the-Sea.   We will be leaving King’s Lynn by coach at about 9:30 am, giving you plenty of time to visit the town and have lunch before our talk about the renovation of The Maltings, where we will also see a film still be decided.   The cost will be £10 for members and £12.50 for any non-member you would like to bring with you.   There will also be a chance for some of you to visit Ware Hall House, which, threatened with demolition, was dismantled and moved from Ware to The Buttlands in Wells, by May Savage.   Her niece will show us round and give a talk and show a film about the move.   As there are a limited number of places, bookings for this visit it will be on a “first come” basis and will cost an additional £10 per person.

There are plenty of other things to do in Wells, such as visiting the Heritage Centre at The Maltings, and depending on the tide, you may be able to go on a short boat trip.   We will arrive back in Lynn at about 6:30.

You will get an e-mail giving further details about the trip and a booking form soon, so keep an eye out for it
 

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Please let us know if you have any requests for future events.

 

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