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‘A Bath, a Toilet and a Field’: Dreaming and Deprivation in Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...3. States Parties, in accordance with national conditions and within their means, shall take appropriate measures to assist parents and others responsible for the child to implement this right and shall in case of need provide material...

Imperial Kinship: The Royal Tenenbaums

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 film’s title, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), appears in the storyworld: it is on the cover of a book that is part of the film’s diegesis, rather than where it is conventionally found, on what Etienne Souriau (1951) called the filmophanic...

It’s a Lottery

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...On 19 November 1994, 22 million UK television viewers witnessed 49 bouncing balls being rotated wildly by a machine known as Guinevere as the first-ever National Lottery draw organised by The National Lottery’s operator Camelot took place...

The New Realism – Girls on Top

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald teaches media and film in Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: 1999-2009

Auteur, 2010

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...Introduction British cinema has always been closely associated with realism. One of the most interesting recent aspects of this strain of film-making is the number of so-called ‘realist’ films that are being directed by women...

Embryo: The Earliest Years

Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Faber & Faber, 1997

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...David Cronenberg was born on 15 March 1943 in Toronto. Unlike certain other Canadian movie directors who have achieved a degree of international success and recognition, he continues to avoid the obvious temptation: the country’s all too...

Raising Arizona

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The follow-up to the Coen Brothers’ astonishing Blood Simple (1983), Raising Arizona replaces the earlier film’s labyrinthine plotting and film noir overtones with frantic screwball comedy. Being the Coen Brothers, a whole range of other...

Ratcatcher

Annette Kuhn

Annette Kuhn is Emeritus Professor in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London, UK, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Publications include Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination; An Everyday Magic: Cinema and Cultural Memory (2002); Little Madnesses: Winnicott, Transitional Phenomena and Cultural Experience (2013); and, with Guy Westwell, Oxford Dictionary of Film Studies (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2020

Focused Study

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...Lynne Ramsay’s bleak yet beautifully photographed debut unflinchingly portrays life on a Glasgow housing estate during the 1973 refuse collectors’ strike, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old James Gillespie (William Eadie). After...

The Code of Psychology and Character Motivation

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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...This chapter will focus on films for which individual psychology – seen in terms of how the past influences characters’ mental states and thus how they behave in the present – is a clear and predominant force. No matter how unclear the root...

Body Horror

Bryan Turnock

Bryan Turnock has an MA in film studies from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and is a freelance writer currently based in Australia. A lifelong horror fan, this is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Horror Cinema

Auteur, 2019

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...The FlyDavid Cronenberg, US 1986Recommended viewingShivers (David Cronenberg, 1975)Rabid (David Cronenberg, 1977)The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)Society (Brian Yuzna, 1989) Introduction In the field...

Between Freedom and Confinement: Music in The World (2004)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...Jia Zhangke’s The World/Shijie (2004) is set in Beijing’s surreal ‘World’ theme park, 100 acres filled with small-scale replicas of the world’s tourist monuments – the Giza pyramids, London Bridge, the Vatican, even the Manhattan skyline...