Gothic Cinema One-Day Course

BUY TICKETS 11am – 5.15pm Saturday 9 February
Suitable for 14+

In the first session of this one-day course Ellen Cheshire will introduce key themes and motifs used by film directors working in the Gothic genre. Discussing how the use of camera angles and movement, lighting, sound, editing, performance, costumes and setting are all used to build suspense, and create further layers of meaning. In the afternoon, we will explore two classic 19th century Gothic novels, Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker and Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Bronte, and see how they have been translated from page to screen over the years, and around the world.

11am Welcome and overview of the day
11.10am – 12.45pm How to read a film and What is Gothic?
12.45pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3.15pm Dracula from page to screen
3.15pm – 3.30pm Break
3.30pm – 5.15pm Wuthering Heights from page to screen

Ellen Cheshire has a BA in English and Film and a MA in Gothic: culture, subculture and counterculture. She has written books on Ang Lee, Jane Campion, Bio-Pics, Audrey Hepburn and The Coen Brothers, and contributed chapters to books on War movies, Fantasy films, Silent films, Charlie Chaplin, James Bond, and is a contributing author to the WJEC A Level Film Studies Textbook.

Tickets £35   30 & under £25

Download the course flyer here.