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Editing

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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...Editing is the art of selection and combination. An editor combines shots and images in ways that illuminate character, suggest ideas, or stage conflicts. The editor also combines scenes into a coherent and unified narrative. S/he maintains...

Political 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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...Politics derives from the Greek word polis or city, and it names the way governance is conducted and power exercised in communities. The most obvious kind of politics is the institutional life of governments. But there is also a more...

Acting is Doing

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...Sydney Pollack trained as an actor and taught acting before he became a director. I first became interested in his work when I saw The Slender Thread. The acting had a special intensity. We were both working at MGM in the late sixties. I...

The Exotic as Spectacle

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

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...If American Indians or Chinese were part of a living discourse, to the extent that the popular cinema audience knew, or thought they knew, something about them, there emerged from the 1920s an attraction towards what was almost completely...

My Stunning Future: The Luxuries of Pixelvision

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...This is a testimonial for a technically defunct medium, an endorsement for a product you can't buy, and incidental proof that sometimes you can only be taken seriously when you choose to act like a child.I'm talking about the Fisher-Price...

The Narrow Path

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...Chen Kaige (photo by Steve Pyke) Introduction Tony Rayns Chen Kaige was born in Beijing in 1952. His father is the veteran film director Chen Huai'ai (also known as Chen Huaikai); his mother was a newspaper editor. Thanks to his parents...

Otherness in the Night

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

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...Film noir is intimately linked to the trauma of the Second World War and the American coming to terms with the engagement with the external world made necessary by the war. It is hardly a coincidence that the first films generally...

'I wake up, screaming'

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...(with apologies to Bertrand Tavernier) Prologue The dreams came first. The dark man, his face hidden, his hat pulled low, his coat garnered around him, standing alone in the wasteland, staring towards the lights of the town, a storm...

Answers first, questions later

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...Introduction Graham Fuller Quentin Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1963, the year when Monte Hellman's Back Door to Hell and Flight to Fury, Don Siegel's The Killers, and Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars were also...

Flirt

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...Introduction In the spring of 19921 was asked by an American Pay TV network to contribute a half-hour segment to a series they wanted to do on prostitution. I was excited to do something on this topic. But before long the theme...