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From the Photogenic to the Simulacrum

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

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...Introduction The concept of the photogenic in film was developed by French theorist and filmmaker Jean Epstein. It concerns the specific nature of the film image. For the different variants of the realist approach to film...

New and Inherited Aesthetics: Designing for the Toy Story Trilogy One Film at a Time

Toy Story : How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In January of 1993 Ralph Eggleston started his new job at Pixar Animation Studios as art director of the project that would become Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995). Over the next two and a half years, Eggleston collaborated with his small...

A Complicated Man

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present), she has published on animation, television genre and fan fiction, including Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons (2009). She is currently President of the Society for Animation Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The starting point of this project was to consider the legacy of someone who was either well known as one of the most innovative animators of the twentieth century, or a relatively unknown Scottish pioneer, forgotten in his native land....

Art Direction

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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...Art direction or production design constructs the visual and aural environment of a film. The choice of location or the design of the set is an active agent in creating meaning, as are lighting, color, and sound.Location and set design...

World Traveller

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present), she has published on animation, television genre and fan fiction, including Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons (2009). She is currently President of the Society for Animation Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Norman McLaren was fortunate throughout his life to be able to travel quite extensively. From trips to Europe with his family during his late teenage years and an informative trip to Russia, to the eventual winter breaks in Mexico...

Woody, Buzz and the Koons Corollary ... Or Why Toy Story Is Art

Toy Story : How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...You Can’t Rush ArtIt has long troubled me that popular entertainment rarely finds itself talked about as ‘Art’. There are numerous reasons for this, of course. Art culture, unsurprisingly, insists upon defining the terms about what...

Rough and Smooth: The Everyday Textures of Toy Story

Toy Story : How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...As one of the first fully computer-generated imagery (CGI) films, it is not surprising that Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995) figures prominently in debates about both the technical achievements of digital imaging and the anxieties concerning...

Stirling’s Sons

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present), she has published on animation, television genre and fan fiction, including Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons (2009). She is currently President of the Society for Animation Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...John Grierson (1898–1972) John Grierson (date unknown). I often wonder what would have happened to me if I’d been born 2 years earlier, and never met John Grierson at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival in 1935. I was just very...

Au Cœur du mensonge (1999): The Fabric of Vision

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Au Cœur du mensonge starts with the rape and murder of a child, the pupil of a painter, René (Jacques Gamblin), the last person to see the child alive. He becomes the prime suspect. However, the film’s interest extends beyond the murder...

Influential Arts

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present), she has published on animation, television genre and fan fiction, including Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons (2009). She is currently President of the Society for Animation Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...McLaren found inspiration and influence in many aspects of his life, with early talent undoubtedly informed, by his family and their interior decorating business. A flair for this could be seen in early examples of drawing and design...