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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...

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...

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...

Body Talk: The Cinepix Years

Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Faber & Faber, 1997

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...After Stereo and Crimes of the Future, the way forward was not obvious to Cronenberg. Having contracted the film bug and worked through an avant-garde phase, he took a year off. Spending much of that time in Tourettes-sur-Loup in southern...

New Flesh for Old: The Tax-Shelter Experiments

Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Faber & Faber, 1997

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...On the basis of Shivers and Rabid alone, David Cronenberg had become a force and a talent in cinema to recognize, if perhaps also to abhor. Within the context of North American independent film-making, he had successfully transformed his...

Performing Stardom: Actor/Star

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Clooney

British Film Institute, 2019

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...Like all film actors, Clooney’s professional function on-screen is to represent characters using his body and voice, and yet Clooney is not like other actors, for he belongs to that small elite who are actor-stars. Clooney’s acting portrays...

Bugs, Spies and Butterflies: Naked Lunch and M. Butterfly

Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Faber & Faber, 1997

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...In 1981, on the occasion of Scanner’s release in the States, Cronenberg had said in an interview for Omni magazine, ‘Some part of me would love to make a movie of William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch.’ As was observed by critic Mitch Tuchman...

1990s and the New Millennium

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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...A king as dictator: Ian McKellen in Richard III (Richard Loncraine, 1995)Julian Barnes’ 1998 novel, England, England, describes a fictitious project to build a theme park simulacrum of the realm on the Isle of Wight. Market research...