What Are Codes & Conventions In Film Media Theory?

In order to understand film genre and how to read film, the following language needs to be learnt regarding codes and conventions. So what is it? Codes and conventions.  What are codes and conventions in media and film? Codes are systems of signs, which create meaning. Codes can be divided into two categories – technical … Continue reading What Are Codes & Conventions In Film Media Theory?

That film is much better on mute! – Black Rain (1989)

RATING: 2.5/5 Librarians. They aim to test you with their knowledge of literature, art and film. Asking the local librarian for a bad to average film to watch for a blog update was risky. I now have to accept the risk I took. From the opening credits and sequence we are introduced to our hero Nick … Continue reading That film is much better on mute! – Black Rain (1989)

Trainspotting (1996)

" Living like this is a full time business", Renton explains. Watching Trainspotting again twenty years on is fresh, vibrant, and humourous. It's jam packed with one liners, and explores the underground life of hard drugs in underground Scotland. I was recently talking to a fifty year old mother who watched this for the first … Continue reading Trainspotting (1996)

Alien: Covenant (2017)

  When one thinks of the Alien franchise, it’s either the Ridley Scott 1979 Alien or James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens. Here in the latest instalment of the franchise Ridley Scott is back at the helm and you maybe wondering why do we need another film? Then again you may say Ridley Scott the director of … Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017)