Dr Bruce Bennett is Director of Film Studies in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) at Lancaster University. His current research interests include 3D cinema, Michael Bay and Hollywood spectacle, games and cinema, and the work of Michael Winterbottom.
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    Cinema, time and children

    I was recently invited by the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth at the University of Sussex to speak at a symposium on qualitative longitudinal research methods in the study of child development. This interdisciplinary event, which was part of a programme of events funded by the National Centre for Research Methods, brought together anthropologists, literary theorists, sociologists and artists, but the focus of my paper was a discussion of cinema’s capacity to document and represent the passage of time.