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Woman as Caprice

Catherine Constable

Catherine Constable is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking in Images : Film Theory, Feminist Philosophy and Marlene Dietrich

British Film Institute, 2005

Book chapter

...The first section of this chapter will examine Mary-Ann Doane’s take-up of Nietzsche and Derrida in order to analyse the gendered nature of cinematic representation.M-A Doane, Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis (New York...

Animated Nationalism 1937–41

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In his study of American culture in the 1930s, David Eldridge has made the argument for ‘mass communication of radio, cinema and advertising forging national bonds’ (Eldridge 2008, 23). Due to the social dislocation experienced...

Starring Sally Peshlakai: Rewriting the Script for Tad Nichols’s 1939 Navajo Rug Weaving

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction The library cart next to me is stacked with video transfers of amateur films. I am looking for films that might be candidates for a film preservation grant: footage that is pleasing to the eye and culturally significant...

Conclusion: Psychoanalytic film theory today

Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan is Associate Professor of Film at the University of Vermont, US. He is the author of The Fictional Christopher Nolan (2012), Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema (2011), The Impossible David Lynch (2007), The Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (2007), and other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...We watch films because in some way they arouse our desire. Trailers exist in order to entice us to spend our time with a film that promises to speak to us on the level of desire. The masterpieces of the cinema are the works that stimulate...

Introduction

British Colour Cinema : Practices and Theories

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Following the showcasing of three-strip Technicolor in the mid-1930s with the two-reel La Cucaracha (1934) and feature film Becky Sharp (1935), and as colour films became more commercially viable, there was much commentary about...

Venus of Stone

Catherine Constable

Catherine Constable is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking in Images : Film Theory, Feminist Philosophy and Marlene Dietrich

British Film Institute, 2005

Book chapter

...This chapter will examine Gaylyn Studlar’s work In the Realm of Pleasure: Von Sternberg, Dietrich and the Masochistic Aesthetic. I will focus on her attempts to move beyond the logic of binary opposition in order to establish a gender-free,...

Institutionalization: USA 1930–1941

Betsy A. McLane

Betsy A. McLane is the Director Emerita of the International Documentary Association. She holds degrees in cinema: a BFA from Ithaca College, MA and Ph.D. from The University of Southern California School of Media Arts. She has taught courses on film and documentary at Loyola Marymount University, The University of Vermont, Emerson College, The University of Southern California and California State University, San Bernadino, Palm Desert Campus. She is a Past President of the University Film and Video Association, and most recently served as the Project Director for The American Documentary Showcase, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Documentary Film

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...In 1930 the (US) Workers’ Film and Photo League (WFPL) was established in New York City. Its goal was to train filmmakers and photographers to produce material that would present the ‘true picture’ of life in the United States; that is,...

The Roosevelt Honeymoon 1932–4

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The way in which the majority of Americans rallied to the support of FDR in the 1932 election campaign is well documented. The president elect managed to secure an absolute majority, which had not happened since the election of Franklin...

To Play The Part That Was in Fact His/Her Own

Brian Winston

Brian Winston is the Lincoln Professor at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has held senior academic posts at universities both in the UK and the USA and is a visiting professor at Beijing Normal University. In 1985, he won an Emmy for documentary script-writing and he is the editor of The Documentary Film Book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grierson Effect : Tracing Documentary’s International Movement

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...In The Savings of Bill Blewitt – a proto-drama documentary directed by Harry Watt in 1936 – there is scarcely a frame which suggests that anything of ordinary behaviour has been captured by the camera. The film was made to sell Post Office...

Introduction

Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan is Associate Professor of Film at the University of Vermont, US. He is the author of The Fictional Christopher Nolan (2012), Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema (2011), The Impossible David Lynch (2007), The Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (2007), and other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The intrinsic conjunction It is surprising that psychoanalysis took as long as it did to gain a foothold in film theory. The connection between psychoanalytic thought and the cinema is readily apparent. It is not purely coincidental...