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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

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...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...

Queer Theory and New Queer Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...In his discussion of queer film theory, Ellis Hanson suggests that rather than being limited to a particular sexual identity or practice, the term ‘queer’ might be most fruitfully understood as referring to perverse desires...

Post-Theory, Neo-Formalism and Cognitivism

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Introduction: Post-theory During the 1970s, film studies was dominated by what has come to be known as ‘Grand Theory’. Grand Theories are socalled because they attempt to describe and explain broad aspects of the world, such as society...

“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

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...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...

Video Arrives

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

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...As the 1970s progressed into the 1980s, a major transition – sometimes threatening to mutate into a battle – took place as technology moved from film to video. Lighter, and easier to learn than 16mm, video did not have to be processed...

To the Valley Below

Raz Greenberg

Raz Greenberg is a teaching fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has published both academic and popular articles on animation, including Literature Film Quarterly, The Journal of Film and Video, Animated Views and ASIFA, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hayao Miyazaki : Exploring the Early Work of Japan’s Greatest Animator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Although The Castle of Cagliostro was not an instant success upon its release, the film did draw the attention of prominent figures in the animation industry, and as well as getting enthusiastic responses from foreign viewers (as detailed...

Conclusion

Steve Choe

Steve Choe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa, USA. He researches and teaches courses on German cinema, South Korean cinema, and topics in film theory, philosophy, and phenomenology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Afterlives : Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Afterlives of the twentieth century On September 28, 2010, The Daily Telegraph printed an article with the headline: “First World War Officially Ends.”“First World War Officially Ends,” The Daily Telegraph, September 28, 2010. Its first...

The Dante Quartet

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

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...Not so much an adaptation than an inspired argument with Dante’s The Divine Comedy, Stan Brakhage’s The Dante Quartet (1987) takes Dante as a starting point for his own personal meditation on the meanings associated with, derived from...

Miró Films and Middlebrow Cinema in the 1980s

Sally Faulkner

Sally Faulkner is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema (2004) and A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film of the 1960s (2006) and was awarded a Fellowship from the British Arts and Humanities Research Council for 2011. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Spanish Film : Cinema and Society 1910–2010

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Accounts of 1980s Spain may emphasize continuity or change, depending on the point being made. The rhetoric of change voiced by the champions of Spain’s new democracy is difficult to resist. Franco was dead, the dictatorship over, the PSOE...
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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...