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Surrealism in Films

Surrealism, with its subconscious dream-like imagery and bizarre incongruities, represents a symbolic and psychologically charged view of the ...

‘They Live’

The aliens in They live (1988) are already here, and they’ve successfully infiltrated society; walking around, doing ordinary th...

The Swimming Pool in Film

The swimming pool is a symbol of luxury and money, of having ‘made it’ in life. The poolside loca...

‘Charley Varrick’

In Charley Varrick (1973) a botched bank robbery necessitates that Charley Varrick use his wits to outmanoeuvre an untrustworthy ...

‘Jaws’ Vs ‘Predator’

Jaws (1975) tells the story of a huge great white shark, which is terrorising the Amity Island holiday resort; ...

The Cold War

During the Cold War the West associated itself with ‘freedom’ and contrasted that with the Soviet Union’s ‘repressi...