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Volatility and Flexible Bodies

Steen Ledet Christiansen

Steen Ledet Christiansen is Associate Professor of English at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on popular visual culture, particularly film and the burgeoning field of post-cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Drone Age Cinema : Action Film and Sensory Assault

I.B.Tauris, 2017

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...We have already seen how much contemporary action cinema depends on eliciting bodily sensations and engaging our perception in new ways. The result is a different sense of embodiment, a topic I have already begun to broach in earlier...

Conclusion: The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Larrie Dudenhoeffer

Larrie Dudenhoeffer is a professor of English at Kennesaw State University, USA, specializing in film studies, critical theory, and American studies. He is the author of Embodiment and Horror Cinema (2014) and Anatomy of the Superhero Film (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walls Without Cinema : State Security and Subjective Embodiment in Twenty-First-Century US Filmmaking

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...“Build the wall, we’ll tear it down!” The ACLU, several activist units, and such 2020 Democratic presidential candidates as Beto O’Rourke and Kirsten Gillibrand spoke some version of this mantra,See Maki Beker and Matt Gryta, Dozens Protest...

Multitrack and Transcultural Narratives in Wim Wenders’s Works

Wim Wenders : Making Films that Matter

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...“Ah, if I could be all the people in all the places.” “Triumphal Ode” by Álvaro de Campos (Fernando Pessoa’s heteronym) quoted in Lisbon Story (1994).“Triumphal Ode” by Álvaro de Campos (Fernando Pessoa’s heteronym) quoted in Lisbon Story...

Wenders–Salgado: Space, Time, and Transformation in Salt of the Earth

Wim Wenders : Making Films that Matter

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Wim Wenders’s documentaries have always been opportunities to explore the artistic process and the idea of image-making; that is to say, the form, materiality, and ontological nature of cinema. These concerns are also present throughout his...
...Before stepping into time, Wim Wenders’s angel Damiel in Wings of Desire (1987) reveals to his companion angel Cassiel how he imagines the first day of his worldly Dasein. “First I’ll take a bath,” he says, “Then I’ll get a shave from...
...Windows and the art of seeing In E. T. A. Hoffmann’s My Cousin’s Corner Window (published between April and May 1822 as a serial) an invalid poet, sitting in a wheelchair and suffering from severe illness, teaches his cousin the art...

The Matrix

100 Science Fiction Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2013

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...DIRECTOR Andy and Larry (Lana) WachowskiPRODUCER Joel SilverSCREENPLAY Andy and Larry (Lana) WachowskiDIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Bill PopeEDITOR Zach StaenbergMUSIC Don DavisPRODUCTION DESIGN Owen PatersonMAIN CAST Keanu Reeves, Laurence...

Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit)

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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...Beginning as a self-funded itinerary of small towns with ailing movie theatres on the border of East and West Germany, Wenders took to the road with a handful of actors, a small crew and a few completed script pages. He worked...

Introduction: New Perspectives on Wim Wenders as Filmmaker and Visual Artist

Olivier Delers

Olivier Delers is Associate Professor of French and Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Richmond, USA. He is the author of The Other Rise of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century French Fiction (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Sulzer-Reichel

Martin Sulzer-Reichel is Director of Arabic at the University of Richmond, USA. He is the author of A Change in Perception: The Arab Reception of Emperor Frederick II and Other Protagonists of the Crusades from the 13th Century Until Today (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wim Wenders : Making Films that Matter

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In a career that spans more than forty-five years, Wim Wenders is still busy adding to his extensive body of work: in the past two years alone, he has released two full-length feature films, exhibited his large-scale landscape photography...

Interactive Entrapment beyond Plato, Popcorn, and The Matrix

Aleks Wansbrough

Aleks Wansbrough is Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts at University of Sydney in Australia. He has written popular and academic articles concerning the tragic in relation to film and philosophy. He is also the editorial manager of the Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Capitalism and the Enchanted Screen : Myths and Allegories in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Linda Escobar Olszewski, “Beyond the Shadows,” Psychology Today (July 16, 2018). https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/drifting-adulthood/201807/beyond-the-shadows.“Despite being written in 540 BC, the parable of the cave is quite...