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π: Is Mathematics “The Language of Nature”?

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...I’m not interested in your money. I’m searching for a way to understand our world. I’m searching for perfection.Aronofsky’s first feature film π (1998), which he directed and for which he served as a screenwriter, introduced originality...

Being There: A Case Study

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Production background Being There (1979) was a coproduction of Lorimar, Northstar International, and Universal Pictures. Northstar International was a film production company formed by Ashby and Andy Braunsberg in January 1978. After...

Chronology or Time(Lines): Time(Lives) – An Ayoadean Almanac or Heretical Historicism: Time in the context of Ayoade

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne's novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ayoade on Ayoade : A Cinematic Odyssey

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

...This book has more than one part. Don't cheat yourself out of a mystery by skipping ahead to find out how many. Just know that you have at least one more part to come.‘ At the end of each journey, there must be a beginning, for where are we...

Fernando León De Aranoa

Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott is the director of the Tibor Jones authors’ agency. He is the editor of Screenwriters’ Masterclass Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Fernando León de Aranoa‘When things aren’t working, it’s like walking through a desert, you don’t like it but you keep walking.’Fernando León has written and directed three feature films: Familia (1996), Barrio (1996) and Los Lunes al Sol...

Asif Kapadia

Jason Wood

Jason Wood works for the Curzon Cinema organisation. He is the author of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema and is also the editor of Nick Broomfield. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ian Haydn Smith

Ian Haydn Smith

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New British Cinema from Submarine to 12 Years a Slave : The Resurgence of British Film-making

Faber & Faber, 2015

Book chapter

...Asif Kapadia (photo: Jimmy Lindsey)Having won a Cannes Grand Jury Prize and the Grand Prix at the European Short Film Festival with The Sheep Thief (1997), his graduation film from the Royal College of Art, anticipation was high...

Auteurs and the New Hollywood Canon

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As a Hollywood film director, Hal Ashby is certainly not unique in having been marginalized by the very system that was benefitting from his work and creativity. Hollywood history abounds with the stories of directors and other talents who...

The Fountain: Death and the Authenticity of Existence

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Death is a disease. It’s like any other. And there is a cure. A cure. And I will find it.The Fountain (2006) was Aronofsky’s third feature film, and while it differs in visual effects from his previous films, the underlying search for unity...

Carlos Cuarón

Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott is the director of the Tibor Jones authors’ agency. He is the editor of Screenwriters’ Masterclass Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Carlos Cuarón‘Left-wing chicks are hot, dude.’ Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) share a joint with Luisa (Maribel Verdú).‘I wanted to be García Márquez, man!’ At the 2003 Academy Awards Carlos Cuarón and his older brother,...

Inter | Views or An Examination of the Self, by the Self

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne's novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ayoade on Ayoade : A Cinematic Odyssey

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

...I told you. Interview one First memories; childhood; an abrupt ending ‘… the important thing is to plant the seed …’ Int. The same bathroom – the present I wake up in a dry bath. Ayoade is still here, perched on the toilet, like...

Introduction

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The New Hollywood era of American cinema is so intimately wedded to a particular set of films that the mere mention of a few titles can bring to mind a raft of associations related to theme, tone, and style. The French Connection...