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David Bowie

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David Bowie could have been the patron saint of Media Studies. He invented the idea of a solo music artist, constantly reinventing themselves, which has been copied by everyone from Madonna to Lady Gaga.  He played with Postmodernism and understood the power of promotion, advertising and image, and he wrote good music. He has influenced almost every musician who has followed him. RIP.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35278872

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So how about a half an hour of film…?

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Ved, from last year is still making videos…  What do you think?

Christmas Viewing – Some great book to screen adaptions you might want to catch this holiday…

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If you are in the UK over the holidays and looking for something to do, you could do worse than watching some of the following films.  All based on books (so you can sort of become better read too), they are excellent adaptions and well made films too!  Give them a go.

Friday 13th December

  • 6.25pm – Film 4 – Hunt for Red October
  • 9.00pm – BBC3 – Sherlock

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Saturday 14th December

  • 6.55pm – ITV4 – Where Eagles Dare
  • 10.05pm – Channel 4 – Clear and Present Danger

Sunday 15th December

  • 3.05pm – Channel 4 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • 8.40pm – BBC2 – The Duchess

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Tuesday 17th December

  • 3.35pm – 5* – Little Women

Thursday 19th December

  • 9.00pm – Film 4 – The Social Network

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Friday 20th December

  • 4.10pm – 5* – Stand by Me

Saturday 21st December

  • 9.00pm – ITV2 – The Shawshank Redemption

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Sunday 22nd December

  • 11.45am – ITV4 – All Quiet on the Western Front
  • 7.00pm – BBC4 – Whisky Galore
  • 10.25pm – Channel 4 – Never Let Me Go

Monday 23rd December

  • 11.00am – Film 4 – Howl’s Moving Castle
  • 8.30pm – BBC2 – Jane Eyre

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Tuesday 23rd December (Christmas Eve)

  • 1.50pm – BBC2 – Guys and Dolls
  • 4.15pm – BBC2 – Fantasia

Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

  • 10.15am – 5 – Gone with the Wind
  • 4.35pm – Channel 4 – The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 4.50pm – Film 4 – Big Fish
  • 9.30pm – BBC2 – The Tractate Middoth

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Thursday 26th December (Boxing Day)

  • 12.05pm – BBC2 – Emma
  • 12.45pm – 5 – High Society
  • 5.15pm – 5 – The Wizard of Oz
  • 6.05pm – BBC1 – Gangsta Granny
  • 8.15pm – BBC1 – Death Comes to Pemberley (part 1 of 3)

Friday 27th December

  • 11.30am – BBC2 – War and Peace
  • 9.00pm – BBC1 – Death Comes to Pemberley (part 2 of 3)

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Saturday 28th December

  • 4.00pm – 5 – The Princess Bride
  • 9.00pm – BBC1 –  Death Comes to Pemberley (part 3 of 3)

Monday 30th December

  • 11.25am – ITV1 – The Railway Children
  • 2.00pm – Channel 4 – Coraline
  • 4.15pm – BBC1 – Mary Poppins

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Wednesday 1st January 2014 (New Year’s Day)

  • 10.00am – More4 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • 9.00pm – BBC1 – Sherlock

Friday 3rd January

  • 2.00pm – BBC2 – Rebecca

Radio – Radio 4 on BBC iplayer

  • Saturday 21st December @ 9pm – The Commitments
  • Sunday 22nd December @3pm – The Van
  • Wednesday 25th to Monday 30th December @ 11pm – Neverwhere

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With thanks to Helen Smith, Librarian, Eckington School.