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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

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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...

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...

Fishing

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Fishing was such an important and integral part of Lee’s life that it is difficult to know what it really represented to him. Even he likened it to a Jungian experience, a dream of some kind: ‘The magic of Moby Dick. Big game fishing...
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...Berlin Tiergarten. Summer Night. A long road. Derelict buildings at either side. It is late at night. In the distance, Kenneth Lindsay Jones is walking towards the camera. Silence. The camera moves sideways to disclose a brightly lit...

The War

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...A few months after we were married, Lee took me to Hawaii for a ‘honeymoon,’ he said. I discovered it was really a fishing trip. (It turned out to be the start of my own obsession with big game fishing.) Big game fishing was the only type...

Accident (1965)

Directed by

 Joseph Losey

Written by

Harold Pinter

Screenplay

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...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...

End

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 Last Battle

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...It didn’t take us long to put the trial behind us. We had much to do: finishing the remodelling of the house, celebrating the births of more grandchildren, fulfilling our publicity commitments, making more movies — and of course, our yearly...