Journalism in Film: Spotlight 新闻业的电影

A recurring column about journalism in film.


Last night, American crime drama Spotlight took the spotlight at the year’s most highly anticipated film award ceremony as it won Best Picture. Investigative journalism and the role of journalists are central themes of this tense film which follows the investigative journalism unit Spotlight of historic American newspaper The Boston Globe. The team of journalists uncover awful cases of systemic and widespread child sex abuse by numerous Roman Catholic priests, and the series of reports won the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize in 2003. Not only a gripping watch for any film fan, Spotlight showcases the importance of high-quality investigative journalism, the responsibility journalists have in giving a voice to the voiceless and holding those in power accountable for their actions.

报纸上的一系列报告于 2003 年获得普利策奖。不仅很好的电影,对于任何的影迷,聚光灯下展示了高质量的新闻调查的重要性,


Red Carpet Roundup ~ 红地毯的综述

Published in the Leeds Student:

Last night’s highly anticipated 84th Academy Awards was the glamorous finale to a whirlwind month of red carpet events including the BRITS, Golden Globes Awards and many star-studded parties in between.

Lana Del Ray picked up her International Breakthrough Act BRIT award in a gorgeous red dress and then the award ceremonies carried on in style across the pond. The Beckhams were bastions of British fashion at the Vanity Fair party and at Elton John’s party, Heidi Klum highlighted this spring’s neon trend in a fluorescent yellow mini-dress.

The Oscar’s red carpet saw a lot of stunning floor length numbers by a vast array of fashion designers. Gowns were in a multitude of colours, from feminine pastels to show stopping reds. Whites and pastels were the most popular choice, Gwyneth Paltrow exuded simple elegance in a Tom Ford dress and Cameron Diaz wore a stunning fish-tailed Gucci gown. Emma Stone went for a demure dress in a stunning red whereas Angelina Jolie’s black velvet Atelier Versace dress thigh high split drew much attention. Glenn Close’s bustier dress teamed with a tuxedo jacket flattered her enviable figure.

Old Hollywood glamour was present among the stars; Milla Jovovich and Penelope Cruz both wore timeless feminine numbers but Natalie Portman chose real vintage with a 1954 haute couture Christian Dior gown. The Artist picked up an Oscar for Costume Design so it was no surprise that the most popular man in Hollywood at the moment, Jean Dujardin, looked as suave as ever. However, the night was almost stolen by the furrier members of the audience, Miss Piggy was dressed in Zac Posen and Uggie the dog wore an 18 carat gold bone bowtie. After this visual feast of sartorial elegance, next year’s Oscars can’t come soon enough.