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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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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 chapter

...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 chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

Jim Jarmusch or Communication in Crisis

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

Book chapter

...Of all contemporary filmmakers, no one has addressed themes of otherness as frequently or in as sophisticated a manner as Jim Jarmusch. In Jarmusch’s films we are all strangers in a strange world, a world that is ‘stranger than paradise...

Making Music for Short Cuts

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...21 August 1993Hydra, GreeceDear Walter and John,I've heard about Hydra from a number of people over the years - supposed to be a great place to relax. Brice Marden and Leonard Cohen have homes here (but they're not) and William Kunstler...

Introduction

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

Book chapter

...During the course of the twentieth century, the United States became the dominant world power. Its dominance had political effects but it was essentially by means of economic and cultural factors that it established and maintained its...