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Ideological Criticism

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

...Most movies you are likely to see are made in capitalist societies, and, in such societies, those with a great deal of wealth usually own and control the means of producing more wealth—factories, corporations, businesses, and the like...
...Introduction In this chapter I focus on one song among all of David Bowie’s music that is singularly – and idiosyncratically – both political and emotional; his hit ‘Young Americans’, written in 1974 and released on the album of the same...
...Introduction: ‘Don’t you w[o]ander sometimes’ On his Low (1977) profile, where the celluloid Bowie has been flattened out by George Underwood’s cover art, only his ear seems to have corporeal depth, alert and cocked to one side, an emblem...
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...Cocktail Lounge ‒ Night We only see his face, speaking through the shadows. He brushes his index finger lightly across his lips as he speaks. He knows: his lips are his most sexual organ. Julian You know who I...

Desperately Seeking Bowie: How Berlin Bowie Tourism Transcends the Sacred

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction In this chapter we broadly explore the relationship between celebrity and landscape, how it was that David Bowie came to live in Berlin in the 70s and the subsequent cultural impact of his arrival and stay both then and now...

The Eyes of David Bowie

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction: David Bowie is . . . watching you During the display period of ‘David Bowie is’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum (23 March – 11 August 2013) a common sight around London was the ‘David Bowie is here’ poster, announcing...

Consumption, Cannibalism, and Corruption in Jorge Michel Grau’s Somos lo que hay

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Jorge Michel Grau’s 2010 film Somos lo que hay (We are what we are) focuses on a modern day cannibalistic family whose patriarch dies in the opening moments of the story, leaving his economically disenfranchised family the burden...

Poststructuralist Criticism

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

...Poststructuralism extrapolated from the ideas of Structuralism, especially the idea that differences create identities. The Structuralists said language consists of word-sounds whose identity is given by their difference from other...

Editing

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

...Editing is the art of selection and combination. An editor combines shots and images in ways that illuminate character, suggest ideas, or stage conflicts. The editor also combines scenes into a coherent and unified narrative. S/he maintains...

“You Are What Others Think You Eat”: Food, Identity, and Subjectivity in Zombie Protagonist Narratives

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Few figures have evolved to meet the American appetite for monsters like the zombies that shuffle across the cultural landscape. While the shambling undead might seem to be one-dimensional, there is far more depth to them than first meets...