Category Archives: Films

“In The Beginning It Was All Black and White.”

A few years ago I had a rather strange experience in my classroom. I taught year 4 (8 and 9 year olds) at the time and we were involved in a topic on World War II. As part of the topic we looked at wartime entertainment and so I decided to give them a 1940’s…
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Indiana Jones and the Geek Force

When I wrote my blog on Spielberg and Me I soon realised that there was way too much about his films that I love to write in one bite sized chunk, otherwise it would have been too long. It dawned on me, half way through writing Spielberg and Me, that Indiana Jones was really special…
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Spielberg and Me

Firstly let me make it clear I love Steven Spielberg. If there was someone that made the films (and associated toys) of my childhood it was two men: George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. I can’t remember the exact moment that I was aware of the films of Spielberg. Maybe I was just born aware of…
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Virtual Reality – Past, Present & Future

“WHEN I SAW HOW REAL VIRTUAL REALITY CAN BE, AND THAT WE CAN REPLACE HUMAN VISION WITH VIRTUAL VISION, THIS CAN BE THE ULTIMATE PLATFORM.” There I was as a wide eyed 11 year old, watching a person on a podium kitted out with various equipment and looking like a Borg extra out of Star…
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 “I FEEL THE NEED…THE NEED FOR SPEED.”

“On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to insure that the handful of men who graduated were the best fighter pilots in the world. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls…
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“A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY…”

I can’t lay claim to watching the first Star Wars in a different galaxy – to be exact it was in Devon. I went to see Star Wars in the Whitsun holiday of 1978 (May time.) I was 4 years old (so I guess that qualifies as a long time ago!) and it was the…
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“You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.”

I’ve always loved movies. In 1978, when I was four years old, my parents took me to see Star Wars at a cinema in Paignton, Devon and I was hooked. In the late 70s my dad indulged my love of sci-fi, superheroes, and spies and I was taken to see Star Trek: The Motion Picture,…
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