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.
▓ Social Events
▓ Other Events
▓ Sunday 26thJanuary 2020 5.30pm POST-FILM MEAL
▓ Thursday 30thJanuary 2020 7.30pm BEHIND YOU! – BRITISH FILM COMEDY
▓ Thursday 12thMarch 2020 6pm PRE-FILM MEAL
▓ Thursday 2ndApril 2020 7.30pm HITCHCOCK
Sunday 26thJanuary 2020 5.30pm
Post-Film meal at Pizza Express
The menu and booking arrangements will be e-mailed to members at the beginning of January. Pre-booking is essential.
Thursday 30thJanuary 7.30pm
CLOSE-UP AT THORESBY COLLEGE
BEHIND YOU! — BRITISH FILM COMEDY
Presented by Nigel Herwin
Banish those midwinter blues with this celebration and exploration of the films that have tickled the British funny bone since the late 19th century. Beginning with the weird and wacky world of early British silent film, discover the extent to which comedy has its roots in pantomime and how music hall stars like George Formby and Will Hay kept the British end up during World War Two. Ponder the fact that the sophisticated satire of the Ealing comedies may be an aberration in the ongoing English obsession with embarrassment (that returned big time with the saucy innuendo and cross-dressing of the Carry On films). Trip out to the surrealism of Monty Python and find out how transferring television comedy to the big screen saved the British film industry during the 1970s. And then…?
Among the films which will be looked at are (although this may change!):
Band Waggon (Marcel Varnel, 1940)
Let George Do It! (Marcel Varnel, 1940)
The Goose Steps Out (Will Hay & Basil Dearden, 1942)
Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, 1949)
The Belles of St. Trinian’s (Frank Launder, 1954)
Doctor in the House (Ralph Thomas, 1954)
Carry On Nurse (Gerald Thomas, 1959)
On The Buses (Harry Booth, 1971)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994)
If I was to list all the (obscure) silent shorts I’m planning to show, that list would be twice as long and twice again!
Thursday 12thMarch 2020 6pm
Pre-Film meal at the Riverside Restaurant
The menu and booking arrangements will be e-mailed to members closer to the event.
Pre-booking is essential.
Thursday 2ndApril 7.30pm
CLOSE-UP AT THORESBY COLLEGE
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.
Please let us know if you have any requests for future events.