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When People Run in Circles: Structures of Time and Memory in Donnie Darko

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

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... For example, Frank, Gretchen's killer (James Duval), is shot in the eye by Donnie in the other potential world. Once time is reversed, we see him alive again on the night of Donnie's death with his newly designed bunny costume. He stares eerily,...

Approaching Fantasy Film

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... the fragile volatility of life that can deal out extreme joy or despair.James Walters, Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema: Resonace Between Realms, Bristol: Intellect, 2008a, pp. 130–1.In this way, a film that might be taken...

Annus Mirabilis: How 1999 Became the Year of the Sundance Kids

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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... to the bathroom? Will my father talk to me? – and put them in the context of an epic’Where does one start with a film as vast as Magnolia? Let’s try the final shot, of the coke-addled Claudia (Melora Walters) breaking into a smile, after a protracted...

Fantasy, Authorship and Genre

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... released a year later than Cabin in the Sky, Fritz Lang’s The Woman in the Window (1944).For a detailed consideration of these two films in the context of the imagined worlds they construct, see James Walters, Alternative Worlds in Hollywood...

Fantasy, Imagination and Interiority

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... (Scottie, played by James Stewart) who effectively attempts to reshape reality to fit his fantasy of a woman, Madeline (Kim Novak), who never was. As Cavell contends, ‘no other movie I know so purely conveys the sealing of a mind within...

Conclusion

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...What is fantasy film? This study has sought to provide at least some answers to that question by tracing a series of central themes and issues through the course of its chapters. The breadth of topics covered in this investigation...

Introduction

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...What is fantasy film? The search for any kind of definitive answer can often seem only to present more questions. Indeed, the very term ‘fantasy’ can become troublesome in discussions of cinema – something that Deborah Thomas usefully...

Fantasy, Childhood and Entertainment

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... struggle to find a place for her.James Walters, Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema: Resonance Between Realms, Bristol: Intellect, 2008, pp. 56–62. In The Wizard of Oz, it is striking that, upon returning to Kansas from Oz, very little has...

Adult Entertainment: Hollywood Grows Up with Boogie Nights

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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... innocent, Anderson had little interest in heavily disguising his characters’ influences. Melora Walters’s Jessie St Vincent was based on two porn figures: the actress Jessie St James and the producer Julia St Vincent. Marilyn Chambers, an actress...

Fantasy, Style and Coherence

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... a coherent whole.For a fuller consideration of the potentials and possibilities contained within particular fictional worlds see James Walters ‘Making Light of the Dark: Understanding the World of His Girl Friday’, Journal of Film and Video,...