Course Code: SWBB0520
Start Date: 19/08/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Twin brothers, John Edward and Roy Alfred Clarence Boulting, were a producer-director team responsible for some notable British cinema. For most of their careers, one produced while the other directed, but the product remained essentially a ‘Boulting Brothers’ film’. The Boultings are now associated with a highly successful series of institutional satires; Private’s Progress in 1956, Brothers in Law (1957), Lucky Jim (1957), I’m All Right Jack (1959), Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959), and Heavens Above! (1963). Over the course of 5 weeks we will look at 5 of these pictures, 3 of which can be seen on Talking Pictures TV: I’m all Right JackSat 15 Aug 6pm; Brothers in Law Wed 26 Aug 9.30am; and Private’s Progress Thurs 27 Aug 12pm. Full notes and viewing details will be provided each week, prior to analysis and discussion via Zoom.