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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:

THERESE & CAROL & ALEC & LAURA (A Brief Encounter)

An obvious comparison by Catherine Grant.

Shown as part of the 70th Locarno Film Festival "Film Criticism in Motion: Interfaces, Bodies, Gazes" Program, August 6 & 7th, 2017:


Images from:
BRIEF ENCOUNTER (David Lean, 1945) and CAROL (Todd Haynes, 2015)

The video’s sound is taken from the official trailer for CAROL and features the song ‘My Foolish Heart’, music by Victor Young/lyrics by Ned Washington, sung by Margaret Whiting, 1950.

For another recent video essay on BRIEF ENCOUNTER please visit
For further video essays on films by Todd Haynes, see (on SAFE):; and on FAR FROM HEAVEN: