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The Theory and Practice of History

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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History and Film : A Tale of Two Disciplines

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...For this invention [writing] will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practice their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves...

“Carcasses of Manioc-Eaters”

Alison J. Murray Levine

Alison J. Murray Levine is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing the Nation : Documentary Film in Interwar France

Continuum, 2010

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...Collection CNC.This is our hope—immense, multiple. We will not give these forest races the tall stature of the races of the savanna, but we can broaden narrow chests, straighten paralyzed legs, and transform these carcasses of manioc-eaters...

“Mysterious and Subtle Cheesemaking”

Alison J. Murray Levine

Alison J. Murray Levine is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing the Nation : Documentary Film in Interwar France

Continuum, 2010

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...In every part of the Causses, from isolated farms or model dairies, milk is sent to a village […] that hides the most curious of subterranean industries. [There] the mysterious and subtle ripening of Roquefort cheese will take place.Edmond...

Southern Discomfort, or A Family Affair

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...And with that, the plump, antebellum Southern gentleman seals your fate. Supper is over. It’s time to go home. But the polite man in front of you happens to be the father of your girl, and he happens to be cheerfully homicidal. He wants you...

The Revolt of the Beets

Alison J. Murray Levine

Alison J. Murray Levine is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing the Nation : Documentary Film in Interwar France

Continuum, 2010

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...A version of this chapter was first published as the article “Projections of Rural Life: the Agricultural Film Initiative in France, 1919–1939”, by Alison Murray Levine, in Cinema Journal 43: 4 (2004): 73–95. Copyright ©2004...

Brides, Bulls, and Butlers

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...In the silent days we could try anything at all, and did.Keaton & Samuels, p. 112.Keaton & Samuels, p. 112.We open on the early, easy days of 1925. Location: Beverly Hills, California. Buster pulls the car up to a strange house. Natalie...

The Company Man

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...His mind was too orderly for our harum-scarum, catch-as-catch can, gag-grabbing method. Our way of operating would have seemed hopelessly mad to him. But, believe me, it was the only way. Somehow some of the frenzy and hysteria of our...

Epilogue

Sean D. O’Reilly

Sean D. O’Reilly is Assistant Professor at Akita International University, Japan, where he teaches courses on Japanese history, cinema, and popular culture. He graduated from Harvard University’s History and East Asian Languages program with a secondary field in Film and Visual Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Viewing the Past : The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Each of the preceding chapters proceeds roughly chronologically and identifies a specific genre of Bakumatsu films for analysis. Chapter 1 discussed “heroic tragedies” early in the Bakumatsu boom; I argue that the main social function...

Love On the Go

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...You – smartly dressed in a vest, porkpie, and tie – are being hounded by a herd of rabid cops for disrupting a parade you didn’t mean to join (by throwing a bomb you didn’t mean to throw), and the only reason you’re even out on the street...

Serial history: Kurama Tengu

Sean D. O’Reilly

Sean D. O’Reilly is Assistant Professor at Akita International University, Japan, where he teaches courses on Japanese history, cinema, and popular culture. He graduated from Harvard University’s History and East Asian Languages program with a secondary field in Film and Visual Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Viewing the Past : The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...“Kondō-san, you are a noble man, a true samurai, so please don’t take away our national treasure, Kurama Tengu! If you do, you’re no better than a national traitor!” Kurama Tengu (1928), roughly halfway through the film...