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Metaphor, Structure, Character, Motif

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Meaning in movies is also created through metaphor, structure, character, and motifs. In a metaphor, a thing is associated with an idea or an emotional state. Structure describes the overall design of a movie, the way different elements...

Accident (1965)

Directed by

 Joseph Losey

Written by

Harold Pinter


...The House. Night. Summer. Long shot. The camera is still, looking at the house from outside the gate, up the short curved drive, across the circular gravel court. In a meadow behind the house, dim shapes of animals. The camera moves slowly...
...Philip K. Dick’s 1965 novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch tells the story of a rapidly warming Earth on which the wealthy live in shielded estates and exclusive condos while the global poor and ordinary working stiffs are either...

The Social Construction of Generations in a Media Society: The Case of Postwar West Germany

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This article asks how “generations” are created through media discourses and public debates and what modern generational history can learn from theoretical and methodological approaches of media studies.Recent scholarship on generational...

The Loss of the Separated World: On Pasolini’s Communism

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...“We’re all in danger,” in In Danger: A Pasolini Anthology , ed. Jack Hirschman (San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2010), 235. Translations are mine unless otherwise noted. In cases where a good English...


Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Lee died on 29 August 1987. He died not from a sudden heart attack, but from a combination of incompetence and arrogance: a doctor who did not recognize a case of peritonitis, and who refused to take the symptoms seriously because they were...

New York

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Some months later, Lee decided he had had enough of high school. He had been in many schools, public and private, he had fought in a world war, been wounded, had lived in Florida, Chicago, New York. He found it difficult to sit...

The Photographic Hangover: Reconsidering the Aesthetics of the Postwar 8mm Home Movie

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The August 1946 issue of Movie Makers, a filmmaking magazine published by the American Amateur Cinema League, features an article titled “Snapshot vs. Movie Shot” (Bergmann 1946, 423). Prefaced with the subheading “What still cameramen...

Finishing My Course

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Shortly after The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission was finished, the Israeli producers Menachem Golan and Yorum Globus sent a script to Lee. The movie was Delta Force, and it was to co-star the popular martial arts professional and actor Chuck...

Fighting a Good Fight

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Two short months after the wrap of Gorky Park we were in Paris preparing for the film Canicule. ‘Mounted up’ again, as Lee would say.He particularly liked the idea of making a French film, ‘a French French film’. The actors and actresses...