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The Author Never Dies

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...By the mid- to late 1970s, cinematic authorship had undergone radical revision, from a polemical intervention that insisted on the primary role of certain directors in producing style and meaning (seeThe politique des auteurs, p. 390...

A Cinema of Abjection?

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University, USA. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema that began with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema - Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and was given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Two films from Cannes Two films that prompted much discussion at the 2016 Cannes Festival were the Palme d’Or winner, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, and the surprise of the festival...

Danish Cinema

Chris Berry

Chris Berry is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China: The Cultural Revolution after the Cultural Revolution (Routledge, 2004); the co-author, with Mary Farquhar, of Cinema and the National: China on Screen (forthcoming 2006), the editor of Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes (BFI, 2003); and the co-editor, with Feii Lu, of Island on the Edge: Taiwan New Cinema and After (Hong Kong University Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...Dogme 95 Richard T Kelly All revolutions in art, the playwright David Hare argues (see Kelly, 2000, p. 10), are a return to realism. Abstract painters and sculptors might beg to differ, but for cinema the claim clearly has integrity...

Forms 1980-present

Michael Witt

Michael Witt is Professor of Cinema and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. He has published widely on French film history in journals such as Screen, Trafic and New Left Review and co-curated seasons of French experimental cinema, documentary, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard for institutions such as Tate Modern and BFI Southbank. He is the co-editor of For Ever Godard (2004) and Jean-Luc Godard: Documents (2006), and the author of Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...In the late 1980s and 90s developments in French television gave rise to a phase of remarkable growth and renewal in documentary film-making. These decades saw the continuation of many of France’s leading documentarists (e.g. Georges...

Beyond the Flâneuse: The Uniqueness of Cléo de 5 à 7

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...Agnès Varda’s New Wave film Cléo de 5 à 7/Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) tells the story of 90 minutes in the life of a Parisian pop singer, Cléo (Corinne Marchand), who is anxiously awaiting the results of a medical test on the longest day...

Black Suns and a Bright Planet

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University, USA. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema that began with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema - Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and was given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...End-of-the-world movies Asked in an interview about the future of humanity, German director Werner Herzog gave a terse reply: ‘I’m convinced that our presence on this planet is not sustainable, so we will be extinct fairly soon ....

Film as Thought Experiment

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University, USA. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema that began with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema - Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and was given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The previous chapters sketched the general background that led film studies to turn to philosophy. They also outlined some of the reasons that make new thinking about European cinema both possible and necessary, and signalled the need...

Exotic Objects

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the climax of Micmacs, the homeless band hoodwinks the arms dealers into thinking they are in the Middle East, when in fact they have never left the outskirts of Paris. A similar play of distance and proximity is at work...

Representations 1980-present

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...Any account of French cinema’s relationship to the political needs to take stock of the shifting contexts in which political film must operate. The period from 1980 to the present was one when the political landscape shifted in a dramatic...

Musical Mutations: Before, Beyond and Against Hollywood

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is film critic for The Age (Melbourne) and author of a study of Terrence Malick forthcoming from bfi Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Mutations : The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...1. Overture The film has a beauty that is brash and pathetic, like splintered coloured glass, fragments that somehow compose a picture while refusing to hold together: musical, sad, uproarious, definitely frail. It is this simultaneous...