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October 14, 2019

The #52FilmsByWomen pledge was started in 2015 by Los Angeles’ Women in Film, an organisation dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women in the film industry.  Encouraging filmgoers to watch at least 52 films a year directed by a women, and to tweet using has...

August 27, 2019

This is the final post on film versions of Alice in Wonderland with a particular emphasis on the Gothic and the Uncanny, which I originally wrote for my Gothic MA.

You can read part one, the introduction here.

You can read part two on Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderla...

August 14, 2019

With the Chichester International Film Festival scheduling a screening of Monsoon Wedding on 20 August at 20.45 I thought I'd post a review of the film I wrote for the now defunct clickwalla.com website back in 2002 (I haven't re-edited it).  At the end are images from...

August 7, 2019

This is the third of four posts on film versions of Alice in Wonderland with a particular emphasis on the Gothic and the Uncanny, which I originally wrote as a presentation for my Gothic MA.

You can read part one, the introduction here.

You can read part two here on...

July 30, 2019

This is the second of four posts on film versions of Alice in Wonderland with a particular emphasis on the Gothic and the Uncanny, which I originally wrote as a presentation for my Gothic MA.

You can read part one here.

Also follow me on twitter @cheshellen for...

July 16, 2019

I have long been interested in film versions of Alice in Wonderland, well with the surname Cheshire how could I not be!

Over the years I have accumulated over 130 film and TV versions which draw on Alice in Wonderland and other Lewis Carroll works, and I am current...

June 10, 2019

Last night, or was it early morning I set my alarm for 0230 in order to do a radio interview with Paul Ross on his Late Late Early Early Show on TalkRADIO about women filmmakers who were working in the film industry from the birth of cinema in 1895 until the 1930s....

June 1, 2019

Last year saw the publication of Illuminate Publishing's textbook WJEC Eduqas Film Studies for A Level and AS for which I wrote a number chapters, inlcuding the Film Form section.  I included a number of case studies - but this one didn't make the final cut, due to spa...

May 21, 2019

This month Aurora Metro books are publishing a collection of plays by Tom McNab who after a full and successful career coaching many sports stars and teams to victory, in his 70s started writing plays.   

Three of  Tom's plays have a connection to the controversial...

May 6, 2019

Neil Perryman host of podcast Perfect Night In invited me to plan my perfect night of television for his Desert Island Disc-style show...

You can listen or watch via vimeo to the podcast here.

Here are some links to the shows we discuss, if you fancy watching any of them...

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