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Directory of World Cinema: China vol. 2

Directory of World Cinema: China vol. 2

Directory of World Cinema: China vol. 2, edited by Gary Bettinson, presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. Spanning a range of characteristic genres, including horror, heroic bloodshed, romantic comedy, and kung-fu, this essential companion to Chinese cinema contains contributions from leading scholars in the field.

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Health technology wearables offer potential benefits when it comes to patient health monitoring – for example, in Alzheimer’s patients. However, there is a thin line when it comes to employee and health insurance activity tracking, where there is a danger of wearable data being used to discriminate against people and marking the end of privacy.

Screen acting and the new Hollywood: an interview with Ethan Hawke (part 2)

Screen acting and the new Hollywood: an interview with Ethan Hawke (part 2)

Gary Bettinson interviews Ethan Hawke about screen acting for Cineaste magazine. In this second instalment Hawke discusses acting in genre films such as Training Day, Gattaca, Sinister, and The Purge; directors Sidney Lumet, Richard Linklater, and John Cassavetes; and his views on the future of American cinema.

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Lancaster is ranked 9th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016, with Art and Design ranked 3rd, Communication and Media Studies (Film) ranked 4th, and Drama, Dance and Cinematics ranked 7th.

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Fine art degree show 2015

Lancaster University’s 2015 Fine Art degree show; Unearthed.

Art

Fine Art

Art maintains high standards of provision and resources including purpose built studios with 24/7 access, AV seminar facilities, digital art lab and installation space, fully equipped wood/metal workshop and life-room. All staff are active researchers, either as artists or writers, publishing and exhibiting nationally and internationally.

Design

Design activities are closely linked to ImaginationLancaster, a creative research centre that enables people and organisations to engage with academia in dynamic and creative ways, giving time and space to research and imagine futures.

Film

Film

Film is a rich and fascinating area of academic study. Alongside theoretical, cultural and historical approaches to film, film studies provides a framework for analysing individual films and understanding the techniques of film production in the context of marketing, distribution, exhibition, and consumption. Film staff are internationally recognised researchers.

Theatre

Theatre

Theatre at Lancaster is acknowledged as a UK leader in the study of innovative contemporary performance and its role in culture. Our approach is characterised by both the interrogation of the relationship between theory and practice, and the investigation of drama, theatre and performance of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.