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Boyhood before ‘Boyhood’: Silence, simplicity and Yasijuro Ozu’s ‘I Was Born, But…’

I have reached new levels of pretension. I am now writing on a black and white silent Japanese film from 1932. I’m literally the fucking worst. But also, I’m the absolute best. Have you seen I Was Born, But…? Didn’t think so, philistine.  Translating myself, I am now writing on a genuinely wonderful film. The Read More…

Beyond The Frame Culture Film & TV Music Theatre

BEYOND THE FRAME: Not Throwing Away My Shot – Can digital adaptations still bring us drama?

Jess Steadman reviews the latest film adaptation of the musical Hamilton as part of the Blue’s ‘Beyond the Frame’ series, and explores what we gain – and what we lose – in the translation of stage productions to the screen.