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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...

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

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...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...

Gosford Park – The Company – Tanner on Tanner

Altman on Altman

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Gosford Park DAVID THOMPSON: What brought you to England to do a period film? ROBERT ALTMAN: Bob BalabanBob Balaban (b. 1945) has had an extensive career on stage, television and film, both as an actor and director, notably of Parents...

Early Years – The Calvin Company – First Features – Television

Altman on Altman

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Altman as a young boy, already expressing himself with a pencil Early Years Robert Bernard Altman was born on 20 February 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri. His ancestors were German in origin; his great-grandfather Clement, born...

The Dream Factory: The American Film School Experience, East Coast Introduction by Oren Moverman

Projections 12 : Film-makers on Film Schools

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Oren MovermanIt is often forgotten, perhaps conveniently, that the American cinema, much like the American union, was born on the East Coast. The industry’s migration to the West followed subsequently as a highly pragmatic step...

Human versus Animal Subworld: Fantastic Mr. Fox

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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...Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach adapted Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) from Roald Dahl’s children’s book of the same name (1970), a copy of which appears in the opening scene: unlike the books appearing in the storyworlds of Wes Anderson’s other...
...Beyond the Clouds: Peter Weller and Fanny Ardant, under the direction of Michelangelo Antonioni. Prelude I had never seen pubic hair in a film until Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up. I had hardly seen pubic hair at all, to tell the truth...

Fernando León De Aranoa

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...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...