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...Off the beaten track in the cold outback’s not what a feller thinks as the perfect place for the human race but more for bear or lynx. The place to be unfenced and free is a place most men would shun but the snowy waste is to the taste...

Metamorpheus (2000)

Directed by

Peter Symes

Written by

Tony Harrison

Screenplay

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...Close-up of finger of the Professor pressing a doorbell which reads ORPHEUS. It morphs first to Bulgarian Cyrillic, then to Greek. The Professor Bugger! The Professor is walking up a hill in a Bulgarian village, Bartak. The Poet voice-over...

Appetite and temporality in Rear Window: Another aspect of voyeurism

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Is there no change of Death in Paradise? Does ripe fruit never fall? Wallace Stevens, “Sunday Morning”In the sixty years since its release, Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) has assumed its place in the canon of Hollywood romantic...

Migration and contemporary Indian cinema: A consideration of Anurag Kashyap and la politique des auteurs in the times of globalization

The Global Auteur : The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter will examine the career of Anurag Kashyap, a leading film director of contemporary Indian cinema. Kashyap is one of the few in a new generation of directors to have been hailed specifically as an auteur in Indian film critical...

Guillermo Arriaga

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

...Guillermo Arriaga‘Each one is a son of a bitch.’ El Chivo (Emilio Echevarría) waits for the right moment to re-enter his daughter’s life.‘You do not choose what you write, it chooses you.’Guillermo Arriaga is the author of three novels...

The Big H (1984)

Directed by

Bill Hayes

and

Jeremy Ancock

Written by

Tony Harrison

Screenplay

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...The Mathematical Herod On the blank blackness of the blackboard a hand writes TEST. Then we are in a classroom of twenty-eight kids, the fourteen boys we have already seen and the fourteen girls some of whose voices we have heard as Rachel...

Childhood and the challenge of fat masculinity

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...I have rather a placid personality and I think I take after my mother in that respect. We both have what used to be called the cottage-loaf figure—a big oval, and on top of that is stuck a smaller oval.H. E. F. Donohue, “Remembrance...

Danny Greene

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Danny Greene, sound designer of Psycho, outside of his editing class at the Los Angeles Film School.personal collection of the authorDanny Greene began working in television as a sound editor when an opportunity arose to work on a feature...

Ethology of Death

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...A love of life which can say yes to death.As anyone minimally familiar with the films of Takeshi Kitano knows, the most notable characteristic of these films is their pervasive engagement with violent death. It will be the purpose...

Hitchcock’s Hollywood diet

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Alfred Joseph Hitchcock’s 1939 relocation from his native London to Los Angeles set the stage for a surreal indoctrination into a culture he had only glimpsed through the refractions of the silver screen. Signing with SIP meant much more...