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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...

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...
...Wrong Move (1975) is one of Wim Wenders’s most acclaimed early films. As the middle piece of his Road Trilogy, along with Alice in the Cities (1974) and Kings of the Road (1976), and one of the many collaborations with the writer Peter...

Cinema and the City in European Portugal

Mariana Liz

Mariana Liz is Postdoctoral Fellow at ICS-ULisboa (Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa), in Lisbon, Portugal. She previously taught film studies and Portuguese culture at King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London and at the University of Leeds. She is the author of Euro-Visions: Europe in Contemporary Cinema (2016) and co-editor of The Europeanness of European Cinema: Identity, Meaning, Globalization (I.B.Tauris, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Portugal’s Global Cinema : Industry, History and Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...‘Portugal is not a small country’, claimed a 1935 propaganda map produced by the New State dictatorial regime (1933 – 1974). The ingenious superim-position of Portugal’s colonies in Asia and Africa side by side with the nation’s actual...