Last year, Parasite became the first South-Korean film to be nominated at the Oscars. It also became the first non-English language film to win Best Picture, taking home four Academy Awards in total. In contrast, this year the Golden Globes brought some controversy surrounding the exclusion of Korean-American film Minari. Undoubtedly, international cinema in predominantly English speaking countries has increased in popularity in recent years.
What’s My Age Again? How Hollywood’s Age Problem Affects Us All
Hollywood’s perception of age has always been skewed. Actors over 60 are almost non-existent and teenagers are played by people who probably have a mortgage. This has inevitable affected our self-perception, and some young adults, fresh out of their adolescent years, feel they must fulfil their life dreams before they reach the ‘dreaded’ age of 30.
Performing in the Pandemic: An Interview with Lucy Eaton Part 2
From her work on Staged, indeed to have worked at all, one might assume that Lucy Eaton was immune to the pandemic’s effects on the creative industry. But speaking to her further suggests otherwise.
“No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative” – Art’s Power to Offend
The power of art lies in its ability to make us feel things. Some say it is better to receive a negative reaction to your art than none at all, as at least it means you have made someone feel something. Yet currently, in the height of ‘cancel culture’ the freedom of art is being challenged, and it seems art is losing its right to offend.
The Faces of Ken Kesey
Ken Kesey’s first published novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest saves to be a story that is more than just a simple journey taken with characters.
Marinetti’s Metal Book: A Vision of the Future?
In 1932, the father of Futurism, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, unveiled his Futurist Words in Freedom: Olfactory, Tactile, Thermal, an object now known as the ‘tin book’. Comprised of 30 aluminium pages lithographed […]
Graffiti: Literature in the Streets
When graffiti artists look at walls and pavements, trains and vans, lamp-posts and railings, what do they see? They see a blank page, a canvas on which to exhibit their art, their […]
The Art of Literary Cartography
by Rachel Day How would you navigate from the Shire to Mordor? Box-shaped mountain ranges and bizarre drainage basins aside, Middle Earth’s topography poses questions about crossing literary landscapes. As a writer, […]
A Defence of The Arts
by Laura Austin “What are you going to do with an English Literature degree?” is a question my peers and I are often asked. The question is rarely fuelled by curiosity, but […]
Forgotten Book Art: The Example of Hidden Fore-Edge Painting
‘Book art’ has become something of a phenomenon, attracting writers and artists both amateur and professional. Kelly Murray’s ‘Paper Dress’ (made entirely of phone books) and Tom Phillips’s ‘A Humument’ may not […]