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.

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!

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  Thursday 20thSeptember 7-9pm   IN COLOUR
  Thursday 29thNovember 7.30-9.30pm   Details to follow
  Thursday 18thJanuary 2019 7.30-9.30pm   Details to follow



Thursday 20thSeptember 7-9pm


The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use the South Quay entrance)

Led by Christopher Budd

From Christopher Budd:
Nowadays we can be forgiven for taking it for granted, but the challenge of capturing all the colours of the rainbow on celluloid occupied some of the best minds in Hollywood for decades.   Join writer and teacher Christopher Budd for a little bit of movie science and lots of clips of important milestones in the history of colour filming, as well as an exploration of some of its cleverest creative uses.

I’m going to be showing a LOT of clips — some early hand stencilled films like Melies’ A Trip to the Moon; tinted and toned silents like Abel Gance’s Napoleon or the 1923 Ten Commandments; some odd mimetic colour systems like Friese-Green’s On The Road; some early two strip Technicolor like The Black Pirate, then some three-strip Technicolor; Becky Sharp, The Wizard of Oz, This Happy Breed… also some modern uses of colour like The Matrix, The Three Colours trilogy, Schindler’s List. Some sixties/seventies oddities like The Andromeda Strain and The Masque of the Red Death.




Thursday 29thNovember 7.30-9.30pm

Details to follow




Thursday 18thNovember 2019 7.30-9.30pm

Details to follow





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


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