The Christmas Special

During the last week of term we let you relax a little bit by screening a Christmas film. However, even during this relaxed, festive period, there are still opportunities for you to consider particular topics and themes for your forthcoming Independent Study.

Two really good examples to compare are:

It's A Wonderful Life (d. Frank Capra, 1944)


A Christmas Carol (d. Robert Zemeckis, 2010)

Keep in mind the left-wing sympathies reflected in both Motorcycle Diaries & Pan's Labyrinth. Consider the ideological context for both of these films and in particular, the anti-capitalist viewpoint presented.

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