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...What can we learn from call centres about the place of voice in documentary? Although these two sites – the offshore call centre and documentary’s vocal conventions – may seem at first to have little to do with each other, I will suggest...
...‘At the origin of this film is another’, explains the French filmmaker Nicolas Philibert at the outset of his 2007 documentary Retour en Normandie (Back to Normandy). Translations from the French are my own. That filmic...

Science Fiction, Audiences and the Internet

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...In 1984, William Gibson’s science-fiction novel Neuromancer imagined a network of ‘interconnected computers and databanks, which users entered by directly connecting their consciousness to the network or matrix … Once inside, users could...
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...Street. Day. Posner, a seventeen-year-old boy, is cycling towards school, headphones on, listening to some Ivor Novello (‘I can give you the moon’, say). It is summer, mid-1980s. He stops outside a church, where...

Football stories

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Andrés Wood's Chilean portmanteau, Football Stories (1997)At the start of the Brazilian film O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias (The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, 2006), a young boy is playing a makeshift form of Subbuteo in his...

Peruvian tales

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Peru does not have as powerful a film tradition as some of its neighbours, and its current industry is a small one. However, two directors, Josué Méndez and Claudia Llosa, have recently burst onto the Latin American film scene with films...

Latin American iconoclast: Lucrecia Martel

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...With La ciénaga (The Swamp, 2001) and La niña santa (The Holy Girl, 2004), Lucrecia Martel established herself as the most distinctive director of the New Argentine Cinema of the late nineties and early 2000s. Indeed, if one were to piece...

Another Brazil

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Now, as ever, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the Cariocas and the Paulistas, dominate film production. The commercial companies and television stations that fund films are based in the two cities, as are the independent production houses O2...

Hitting Bottom

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Post-human, posthumous and post-mortem agency Crucial to our idea of Hollywood cinema is the action hero. Audiences love American films for their practical problem-solvers, their gangster-mafia entrepreneurs, their world...

Conversations with Walter Salles

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...London – Rio de Janeiro – London, 2006–8During my conversations with the Brazilian director Walter Salles, which spanned the summers of 2006 and 2008, and London and Rio de Janeiro, he was involved in two projects that epitomise his work...