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For Whom Are the Movies? The Landscape of Movie Exhibition in the Gentrified City

The City in American Cinema : Film and Postindustrial Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The existence of this volume bespeaks an underlying truth: for a long time now, the discourse around gentrification has been bound up in questions of culture, and scholars looking for an entry point into this relationship have often looked...
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...Beach at Malo les Bains – Continuous The longest, widest beach he’s ever seen, sunlight dazzling off the water, endless dark fences snaking across the sand and out into the water. Tommy squints – not fences, lines of men, hundreds...

Notes Toward a Hypertextual Theory of Narrative

New Screen Media : Cinema/Art/Narrative

British Film Institute, 2002

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...One of the effects of the development of cyberculture is a kind of retro-technological imagining, in which our media histories are remapped from the new vantage points of the digital domain. So, for instance, experimental literatures from...

Post-feminism: Hélène Cixous

Edward L. Tomarken

Edward Tomarken is the author of six books including Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Literary Critic and Johnson, “Rasselas,” and the Choice of Criticism. He is an emeritus professor of English at Miami University, Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filmspeak : How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Summary: The chapter begins by explaining that Cixous was chosen because in addition to her critical works her creative writings are an integral part of her influential feminist position. The main innovative element of Cixous’s theory...

Solving Things Differently

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mental pathologies and embodied experience in Memento and Fight Club “Facts, not memories—that’s how you investigate.” This is the modus operandi of Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), the main protagonist of Christopher Nolan’s Memento...

Jacques Lacan and post-Freudianism

Edward L. Tomarken

Edward Tomarken is the author of six books including Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Literary Critic and Johnson, “Rasselas,” and the Choice of Criticism. He is an emeritus professor of English at Miami University, Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filmspeak : How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Summary: Lacan believes the instinctive ego of Freud is a function of discourse. This deconstructed ego originates with the “mirror stage,” when a child, aged between six months and 18 months, is held up by his or her parent to a mirror...

‘Now … where was I?’ Assembling Memento

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The edit Dody Dorn first encountered Chris Nolan in an elevator, on the way up to her meeting with him. She had met Memento’s newly appointed production designer Patti Podesta before, though never worked with her, and when the position...
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...Black. The Gentle Sound of Wind in Corn A row of books. From spaces between them, dust falls. Interstellar Elderly Female Voice V.O. Sure. Dad was a farmer. Bright Corn Stalks Fill The Frame, Swaying in the Breeze Elderly Female...

‘Do you have a pen?’ The Origin of the Film

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Memento Mori So we end at the beginning; the seed of an idea is always the hardest to trace, artists of any sort often reluctant to pinpoint their source of inspiration. Like many films, Memento ‘is based upon’ a literary source...

‘I have to believe in the world outside my own mind.’. Releasing Memento

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The US release On 24 March 2000, the unthinkable happened: Memento was passed over. The Friday before Oscar weekend, three screenings were arranged in Los Angeles for distributors. Memento’s producers, Jennifer and Suzanne Todd, the sister...