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Light Sleeper (2002)

Directed by

Paul Schrader

Written by

Paul Schrader

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...A NIGHT IN THE LIFE Credit sequence: New York by night. John LeTour nestles in back of a blue car-service sedan, face reflected in the window. Neon mixes with steam, street people with tourists, young dates: each with a different agenda...

Transitional found footage practices: Video in and out of the cinematic fragments

Jihoon Kim

Jihoon Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Film Studies at Chung-ang University, South Korea, after teaching in the Division of Broadcast and Cinema Studies at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His essays have appeared in Screen, Film Quarterly, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Millennium Film Journal, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, and the anthologies Global Art Cinema: New Histories and Theories (2010), and Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image (2011), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Between Film, Video, and the Digital : Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-Media Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction: Defining transitional found footage practices In a roundtable discussion on obsolescence and American avant-garde cinema, critic Paul Arthur proclaimed: “The much-vaunted war between digital or video, and film...

Occupation: Former Actor

Lee Server

Lee Server is an American writer. He is a graduate of New York University Film School. Server has written several books about Hollywood cinema and pulp fiction. His book on Ava Gardner, Love is Nothing (2006) was described as an “excellent biography” by Peter Bogdanovich. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Mitchum : “Baby, I Don’t Care”

Faber and Faber, 2001

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...Mitchum cursed softly and released the burning stub.Robin Ford was sitting motionless, staring fixedly at the opposite wall, as if thinking he might go unnoticed. His only movement was to take the joint from his mouth and flick it under...

Leaving Las Vegas (1991)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

Screenplay

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...Smart Bar in Beverly Hills – Night It is the kind of bar where the well-to-do folks of LA go to pick up – or be picked up. Lesser-known actors, agents and executives of all ages. Into this bar comes Ben. Ben is in his thirties. He...

Hearing Voices in Singer-Songwriter Music Documentaries

Maria Pramaggiore

Maria Pramaggiore is Head of Media Studies at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth. She has published four books, two on Irish cinema, and one a co-authored textbook, Film: A Critical Introduction (2011; with Tom Wallis), now in its third edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Amid the growing popularity of documentary in the twenty-first century, the feature-length music documentary has been thriving. A spate of films released in the early 2000s sketches portraits of a diverse range of musicians including Janis...

Trainspotting (1996)

Directed by

Danny Boyle

Written by

John Hodge

Screenplay

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...Street. Day Legs run along the pavement. They are Mark Renton's. Just ahead of him is Spud. They are both belting along. As they travel, various objects (pens, tapes, CDs, toiletries, ties, sunglasses, etc.) either fall or are discarded...

The Snakes Are Loose

Lee Server

Lee Server is an American writer. He is a graduate of New York University Film School. Server has written several books about Hollywood cinema and pulp fiction. His book on Ava Gardner, Love is Nothing (2006) was described as an “excellent biography” by Peter Bogdanovich. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Mitchum : “Baby, I Don’t Care”

Faber and Faber, 2001

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...On January 1, 1947, forty-one-year-old Dore Schary became head of production at RKO. A failed playwright and actor from Newark, New Jersey, Schary had come to Hollywood in the early ’30s and found work as a screenwriter. After negligible...

Other people’s lives

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage. Getty Images.It was a marriage made in heaven, but the happy couple soon shifted to the perfumes counter of a department store. Less than four hours after she had said, “I do” for the eighth (and last) time...

Rules of engagement

Ellis Cashmore

Ellis Cashmore is the author of Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America and other books such as Martin Scorsese’s America and Tyson: Nurture of the Beast. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK, having previously held positions at the University of Tampa, USA, and the University of Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Taylor : A Private Life for Public Consumption

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images.richard burton, 58, is dead. The headline appeared on the front page of the New York Times, Monday August 4, 1984. The article beneath it shared space with a report on the first ever women’s Olympic...

Adam & Paul

Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is lecturer in Film Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. He has published Ireland’s Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009), and also written on Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives in various collections of essays, including Screening Irish America (2009), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007), and Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013). He contributes regularly to Estudios Irlandeses, the Spanish Journal of Irish Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Lenny Abrahamson : A Filmmaking of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Celtic Tiger cinema: From short films to features In the wake of the critical success of 3 Joes, and drawn from his doctoral research towards more cinematic work, Lenny Abrahamson...