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Abyss and Peak

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...With this chapter, we come to the old woman in horror. There may be old horror heroines who are protagonists, however, I have not met them.It can be argued that the medium in Insidious 3 (2015, Leigh Whannell) functions as the protagonist...

Age Anxiety and Chills

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 1996), Kindle edition, 346.So, the first step toward a more creative life is the cultivation of curiosity...
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...High Royds Hospital, Day A Yorkshire dry-stone wall. The clock tower of High Royds Hospital, Menston, near Ilkley, is first glimpsed through a crack in the dry-stone wall, then seen in the distance as the central feature of a large...

Mature Movies

James Russell

James Russell is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. His last book was The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2007). His short writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, the Journal of American Studies, the Guardian and numerous edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley is an independent scholar based in the UK. He writes on American cinema history, and is the author of Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy and American Culture (2010). His short writing has also appeared in The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood and the Baby Boom : A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Initially, Steven Spielberg’s identity as a filmmaker had been defined by his youth. As Spielberg approached forty in the mid-1980s, his story needed a new chapter. The process had begun in 1984, when he signed to direct an adaptation...

Venus (2006)

Directed by

Roger Michell

Written by

Hanif Kureishi

Screenplay

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...The Sea. Day The grey sea: featureless, endless. Maurice’s Bedroom. Dawn. An old man, Maurice, sits on the edge of his bed, staring into the distance. Doctor’s Surgery Waiting Room. Day Maurice sits in a busy doctor’s waiting room...

Le Week-End (2013)

Directed by

Roger Michell

Written by

Hanif Kureishi

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...Eurostar Train – Day Darkness: then – A pinprick of light in the distance which grows brighter as we approach. We rush out of a tunnel into the light.Train – Morning As the train bursts into the light, a champagne bottle bursts...

The Mother (2003)

Directed by

Roger Michell

Written by

Hanif Kureishi

Screenplay

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...Suburban House Bedroom. Day The house of May and Toots, a couple in their mid-sixties. They are in bed. She watches the numbers on the clock change until, suddenly, the alarm goes off. It’s 5.30 a.m. Her hand reaches out to turn it off...