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Saturday 23 June, 10.30 - 6.00
Join palaeontologist Dr David Hone as he presents this one-day course on the history of dinosaurs on screen. Referencing research from the first finds of the 1800s right through to the most modern discoveries, he explores how our changing understanding of these ancient but incredible animals affected how they were represented in films from the 1920s to the present day.
Covering an introduction to palaeontology, early developments in dinosaur science, dinosaurs in popular culture, B-movies, stop-motion animation, CGI and new research and discoveries in palaeontology, this course will be truly dino-tastic!
Through clips of films (both true classics and best-forgotten B-movies) you will be taken through the changing faces of dinosaurs on the silver screen and how this reflected the science of the day, and the techniques used to bring these beasts to life.
As well as clips and discussion, there will be a screening of the fabulous monster movie KING KONG (1933), and for anyone who wants a thrill to round off the day, an evening screening of JURASSIC PARK.
N.B. This course is not recommended for anyone under the age of 12.
Tickets are £45 / £40 concessions / £35 Members, including the screening of KING KONG at 1.00
JURASSIC PARK (at 6.00) will be £5 for anyone on the course (normal prices £10 / £9 / £8). This screening will be open to the general public and includes a Q&A with Dr Dave Hone.
Course Leader: Dr. David Hone has been studying dinosaurs for a decade and has helped describe numerous discoveries from countries such as China, Mongolia and Mexico. He specialises in the evolution of signalling and the behaviour of the carnivorous dinosaurs. Visit http://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/ for more information.
About Adult Education Film Courses at Hackney Picturehouse
Picturehouse Education runs regular evening courses on various aspects of film culture and theory at Hackney Picturehouse. We work with freelance film lecturers and industry bodies to deliver a wide variety of film education events. Courses we have delivered so far include a six-week long course ‘Ealing Comedies: Projecting the British Character’ with film lecturer Graham Rinaldi, and a one-off evening class ‘Classification and Controversy’ with the British Board of Film Classification. Upcoming courses include another evening with the BBFC on ‘Let’s Talk About Sex (On Screen)’, and a six-week-long course ‘From JAWS to PROMETHEUS - The Rise and Rise of the Modern Movie Blockbuster’ with film lecturer Steve Pinhay.
For more information please contact the Picturehouse Education Team:
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