Category: <span>Issue 5: Storytelling</span>

Transforming Oral Tradition Through Cinema

Every society tells stories; this is the way people make sense of the world around them. Cinema has the ability to animate these stories on screen, using a multiplicity of tools, stitching together and presenting these tales visually, resulting in a richly layered, multi-sensory experience. Whose stories are deemed valuable …

Review: The Illusionist (2010)

The Illusionist (2010)

What better time to look at one of the finest Edinburgh-set films than at the start of a new academic year. As new students arrive in the city, they bring with them dreams of the stories they hope to weave here. Edinburgh has been the setting for many great stories told on film, from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) to Hallam Foe (2007). The film that I feel best captures how I – born and bred just down the road in Musselburgh – feel about our capital city is The Illusionist.

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