Adios a las Armas

The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York has put lots of its collection free to access online for non-commercial use. Some bits and pieces of interest to students of film, such as this photograph of a Havana cinema in 1933.

Lecture on Chris O’Dowd

Apologies for late notice: The UCD School of English, Drama and Film Research Seminar Series continues on Wednesday 5th November with Mr Anthony McIntyre, who will present a talk entitled “From Bridesmaids to Moone Boy: Regional and National Inflection in Chris O’Dowd’s Stardom”. The session will be chaired by Professor Diane Negra. The talk commences […]

Backdoor Broadcasting Company

The Backdoor Broadcasting Company is a continually-updated source of hundreds of audio files of lectures given at arts and humanities conferences all over the world. It is also searchable by subject. This link is to results for the search term ‘cinema’: http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/?s=cinema Some interesting results for ‘Irish’ and ‘Ireland’ too.

Music Residency in Graz – call for applications

Applications are being invited for the residency programme of the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics in Graz, Austria. You won’t get rich on €1100 a month living in Austria, but it’s definitely one to consider for those interested in electronic music and sound design. Details here.     From the IEM website: The Institute […]

The Sound of Sports

Did you know that sports broadcasts often feature fake sounds to heighten drama? Fascinating one-hour radio documentary on the subject here: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-sound-of-sports/

Rex Ingram Lecture – 22 October

A lecture by Dr Ruth Barton as part of the Centre for Contemporary History Seminar Series 2014-15 at the Long Room Hub, TCD. ‘The apocalypse of Rex Ingram: how a young Irishman came to make one of the greatest World War I films of silent era Hollywood’ https://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/ Rex Ingram project: http://www.rexingram.ie

1943 – ­A Dance Odyssey

On Tuesday October 26th, 2014 at 6.30pm Ruth Barton of TCD Film Studies will mediate a screening of “1943 – A Dance Odyssey” at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in the presence of some of the former tiny tots in the film, (two of whom are graduates of TCD), as well as the film’s writer and […]