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Videos selected for SCREENSTUDIES.VIDEO, a research website that gathers and reflects on the insights and understanding in the field of screen studies generated by Birkbeck, University of London Professor Catherine Grant's audiovisual essay work since January 1, 2014: screenstudies.video

SATIS HOUSE

For some reflections on the above video by Catherine Grant and also by Lynda Nead, please see: screenstudies.video/2020_satis_house_vimeo_283305419/

First published in July 2020. First screened on 14 May, 2019, at the Paul Mellon Centre, London (UK). Research Seminar: Going with the Grain? Post-War British Film, Photography and Audiovisual Argument paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/whats-on/forthcoming/going-with-the-grain-post-war-british-film-photography-and-audiovisual-argument

SATIS HOUSE, a video by Catherine Grant, 2019, which collects (for study purposes only) the eight sequences in David Lean's GREAT EXPECTATIONS (UK 1946) that depict Pip’s visits to the shadowy candlelit dwelling of Miss Havisham and her ward Estella.

Inspired by -- and quoting from -- Lynda Nead, THE TIGER IN THE SMOKE: ART AND CULTURE IN POSTWAR BRITAIN (London and New Haven: Yale University Press / Paul Mellon Studies in British Art, 2017), p. 119.

Music: RUMBO DE GRISES by Circus Marcus (licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License): freemusicarchive.org/music/CIRCUSMARCUS/169/07_Rumbo_de_grises_MASTER

Watch Ariel Avissar's study of Alfonso Cuarón's remake of GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1998), inspired by Satis House, here: vimeo.com/442512935