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Robert Edgar Hunt

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Publications include Screenwriting (2009) and Directing Fiction (2010) and most recently the second edition of The Language of Film(Bloomsbury, 2015). Research projects include work on Hitchcock and Herrmann, contemporary television and Top Gear. Robert was a co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Film-Making 03: Directing Fiction

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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... TEXT 7/15/09 8:45:06 AM Dr Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb (dir: Stanley Kubrick 1964) is normally the longest part of the fi lm-making process; it is also often the part that is least...

“Assertions in Technique”: Tracking the Medial “Thread” in Cavell’s Filmic Ontology

The Thought of Stanley Cavell and Cinema : Turning Anew to the Ontology of Film a Half-Century after The World Viewed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...CELEBRATION—AND FURTHER SPURRED CEREBRATION—is the business at hand. Little room, or even occasion, for lament. Yet, in my exactly half-century’s engagement with the work of Stanley Cavell (since 1969’s Must We Mean What We Say...

Introduction

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The precariat is now a vast global workforce whose transitory and tenuous relationship with their employers makes most of them liable for termination or furlough at any time. But they still continue to work, for these are likely the only...

Virtuosity Classical

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I have given several examples of moments in which a single actor in character transcends the territory of the drama, rises up, flies off to a contextually relevant virtuosic Neverland, then lands again. A single actor, or a Roman candle...

Introduction: Analog and Digital Forms and Star Wars

Thomas J. Connelly

Thomas J. Connelly is Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College, USA. He is the author of Cinema of Confinement (2019). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Capturing Digital Media : Perfection and Imperfection in Contemporary Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The sale of George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise to Disney in 2013 came with the announcement of three new films to be set chronologically following Return of the Jedi (1983), with J. J. Abrams to direct the first installment. Abrams...

Cinematography, Subjectivity, and Guilt

Sandra Meiri

Sandra Meiri is a senior lecturer and academic supervisor of film studies in the Department of Literature, Linguistics and Art, The Open University of Israel. She has taught many undergraduate, graduate courses, and seminars (on film theories, gender, sexuality, film history, film and psychoanalysis) in the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Odeya Kohen-Raz

Odeya Kohen Raz is a lecturer and coordinator of film theory teaching at the Sapir Academic College, a teaching coordinator in the Department of Literature, Linguistics and Art, The Open University of Israel, and teaches in the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Traversing the Fantasy : The Dialectic of Desire/Fantasy and the Ethics of Narrative Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Cinematographic Image This chapter analyzes two meta-cinematic films that focus on the filmmaking process: Fellini’s 8½ (1963) and Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001). Although neither of them complies with a classical narrative...

How to perform a critical race analysis

Alessandra Raengo

Alessandra Raengo teaches in the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, USA. Her research focuses on blackness in the visual and aesthetic fields. She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The purpose of this book has been to conceptualize how concerns addressed within Critical Race Theory can provide tools of formal analysis to be employed in film studies. The book’s narrative has drawn from three bodies of scholarship...

Steampunked Kung Fu: Technologized Modernity in Stephen Fung’s Tai Chi Films

Exploiting East Asian Cinemas : Genre, Circulation, Reception

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction: Exploiting Kung Fu Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (臥虎藏龍, 2000) is one of those seminal works that have directed popular and critical attention to a cinematic genre, the wuxia pian (武俠片, Chinese martial arts film...

Introduction

Alessandra Raengo

Alessandra Raengo teaches in the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, USA. Her research focuses on blackness in the visual and aesthetic fields. She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term “Critical Race Theory” emerged in the context of legal studies in the 1980s but has since come to indicate, more broadly, scholarship from several disciplines in the humanities that focuses on issues of race. When scholars...

Contemporary Crime

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Criminals, crime, victims of crime, and official and unofficial agents of law, order and justice have featured in films since the turn of the century. The earliest American crime films include A Career in Crime (1900), The Bold Bank Robbery...