Dr. Matthew Jones, Dr. James Russell, Kieran Foster, Harry Abbot, Stuart Peters, and James Hickling, all from De Montfort University join us to talk about Talking about Star Wars and The Last Jedi, legacy, franchise, failure, and plot holes.
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For its 40th anniversary, Phoenix brought this restored classic back to the big screen. Associate Professor Matthew Jones shares some insights regarding the cinematic history and impact of this film, as well as how it helped revive the cinema industry of the 70s. (Duration 23mins)
With two Waititi films coming up, we talk with Kieran Foster, Harry Abbot, and Ethan Hargreaves from the Film department at De Montfort University, about Taika Wititi, his filmography, his work with Marvel for Thor Ragnarok, and why we love the style that is all his own. (Duration 27mins)