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Woody Allen

Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey is a freelance film journalist and writes for a variety of publications, including Sight & Sound, the Guardian, Observer and the Sunday Times. He is the former film critic for the Independent. It Don’t Worry Me is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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It Don’t Worry Me : Nashville, Jaws, Star Wars and beyond

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...Sleeper (1973): Woody Allen as Miles Monroe. In 1977, with the help of his co-writer Marshall Brickman and his editor Ralph Rosenblum, Woody Allen invented Woody Allen. The character proved so...

Symbolic Storyworlds

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Within the framework of a theory of codes it is unnecessary to resort to the notion of extension [reference], nor to that of possible worlds; the codes, insofar as they are accepted by a society, set up a ‘cultural’ world, which is neither...

Film Theory, Film Analysis

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The goal toward which all descriptive work strives is not the film as a real discourse (a series of images, sounds, and words arranged in a certain order, an object that may be attested), for the latter is already an achieved object before...

Auteurism in the 1990s

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...In the Afterword to the 1998 edition of Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, Peter Wollen wrote: ‘I am still an auteurist’. It is tempting to see the coincidence of auteurism and millennialism contained in the notion ‘auteurism in the 1990s...

Jessica Levin, Ayad Stehle-Akhtar and Claudia Myers: Students, Columbia University Graduate Program

Projections 12 : Film-makers on Film Schools

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Jessica LevinAyad Stehle-AkhtarClaudia Myers (centre)Jessica Levin is the Production and Development Manager for Madstone Films, a New York-based digital film company. She has produced numerous short films including Gina, An Actress, Age 29...

Alex Garland

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Alex Garland‘Jim’s a normal decent guy and in the normal sequence of events he’s going to kill anyone with a baseball bat …’ Jim (Cillian Murphy) alone in a deserted London, outside the House of Parliament.‘Structure is what I love’Both...

Conflicts of Ambivalence: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The core kinship structure in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) takes place between Ned (Owen Wilson) and Steve Zissou (Bill Murray): Is or is not Ned the son of Steve Zissou? This ambivalent kinship status carries over from...

An interview with Pawel Pawlikowski by Andrew Pulver

Projections 12 : Film-makers on Film Schools

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Pawel Pawlikowski. © Clive PostlethwaiteWith Last Resort, his first released feature film, Pawel Pawlikowski was immediately catapulted into the front rank of British film-making, winning the Michael Powell Award for Best New British...

Darren Aronofsky

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Darren Aronofksy‘What is that noise?’ Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto) discovers that his mother Sara, (Ellen Burstyn) is addicted to drugs of a different kind.‘Hit them with emotion after emotion’Darren Aronofsky burst on to the US independent...

Authorship, Narrative, and Themes

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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...The marginal protagonist Thomas Elsaesser, in the title of his 1975 essay on New Hollywood, uses the term “unmotivated hero,” claiming that “the significant feature of this new cinema is that it makes an issue of the motives—or lack...