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Theories Proper and Improper

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

...I suggested in the introduction that the current crisis in film theory has provoked a range of responses: from the premature announcement of the death of theory to the promotion of new forms of theorising. This chapter will focus on four...

Queer Theory and New Queer Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...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...

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

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...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...

Introduction

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

...Film theory is in crisis. This frequently made assertion can be seen as a reflection of a general concern about the status and value of theory and theorising. Lyotard’s famous attack on grand narratives raises serious questions about how...

“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...

‘It’s all painful…’: Lars von Trier & The Idiots

The name of this book is Dogme95

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Film City, Hvidovre: Thursday, 18 November 1999We kick our heels in Lars’s crib with yet another charming Zentropa blonde. The agreeably cluttered interior of his office betrays the characteristic preoccupations of a world-famous cinéaste...

‘What the explosion would look like’: Harmony Korine & Julien Donkey-Boy

The name of this book is Dogme95

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Forensic/391, New York City: Monday, 24 January 2000Harmony Korine has been rooting around his production offices for a can of soda. Now he steps into the room and pulls the door behind him. ‘We got a lot of fuckers spying round here,’ he...

Inside Film City: Lars Bredo Rahbek & Nimbus Film

The name of this book is Dogme95

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Hvidovre: Monday, 15 November 1999We head for the wooded outskirts of Copenhagen, and ‘Film City’, the compound where Nimbus and Zentropa have made their common bases; and where, as Lene Neergarb teasingly told me, ‘a new Cinecittà...

‘It’s a political movement’: Peter Aalbæk Jensen & Zentropa

The name of this book is Dogme95

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Film City, Hvidovre: Tuesday, 16 November 1999Back again, then, to Dogme HQ; and a few short steps across the car park from Nimbus Film to the slightly more distressed premises of Zentropa. Lots of youthful Danes are hard at graft, and all...

‘That’s sport, right?’: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen & Mifune

The name of this book is Dogme95

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Nimbus Film, Hvidovre: Thursday, 18 November 1999Back to the elegant environs of Nimbus, and I’m pleased to remake the acquaintance of Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, duly returned from Italy and, yes, very satisfied by Mifune’s multiple nominations...