If there is a film to get people back into the cinemas, a musical that is both fantasy and reality, timely and timeless, dramatic and exhilarating by one of the major Hollywood filmmakers of our time, it might just be West Side Story, says Dr Julie Lobalzo-Wright from Film and Television Studies.
Dr Harbinder Sandhu, a health psychologist and expert on pain management from Warwick Medical School, looks at how DI Arnott from the hit series Line of Duty could tackle his problem and begin the regain control of his symptoms.
The Netflix series Bridgerton is one of the most-watched television programmes of all time. it tells the story of an imaginary family, in an imaginary world which looks like Georgian England. Dr Heidi Ashton, assistant choreographer for the series, talks about her experience and explains some of the creative processes involved in mashing the modern with the fashions of the period.
Science fiction is a gateway for children and adults to explore and understand scientific premises and for a long time Doctor Who has captivated and inspired audiences. Dr Elizabeth Stanway from Warwick’s Astrophysics research group discusses ‘real’ science content about the Moon which has appeared in Doctor Who annuals during a period when public interest in our nearest neighbour was waning.
From watching a little-known festive film, to trying a Victorian parlour game or even spotting a once in a lifetime astronomic occurrence, academics at the University of Warwick have compiled a few ideas to help you enjoy something different – deliberately – this Christmas.
Are the classics like It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) and Love Actually (2003) really going to cut it this year? Emma Morton a researcher from Film and Television Studies, choses some more obscure Christmas flicks that can just as easily satisfy your Yuletide desires this alternative Christmas.
Lucy Brydon is a director, a screenwriter, a teacher, a published author, and releases her debut feature film, Body of Water, this month.
From Gallifrey to Tatooine, planets with multiple suns feature widely in science fiction, but there are currently only ten real ‘circumbinary’ planets identified by space scientists. Dr David Armstrong from Warwick’s Astrophysics research group considers what we know about planets with two stars – and asks if life could exist there.
Cinema has been through the Spanish Flu pandemic so Covid-19 is comparable to other earlier pressures on cinemas. But, this moment is historically distinctive for many other reasons explains Dr Julie Lobalzo Wright.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has likened himself and Britain to the Marvel character The Incredible Hulk. Julian Schmid, a doctoral researcher in Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies, analyses Boris Johnson’s choice of Marvel superhero from a cultural and political perspective.
Athletes are public figures but are they accountable to the public? Should journalists grill them? Dr Kieran File from Applied Linguistics exams the tension at the Wimbledon press conference.