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...Caption on black screen: LYTTON AND CARRINGTON 1915 LEWES STATION. DAY The hiss and clatter of a steam train. A small, dirty engine pulls its train into the deserted station, shabby from wartime neglect. One door opens and a man steps...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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). 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...

Terrorism and Memory

Christina Gerhardt

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor of German at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screening the Red Army Faction : Historical and Cultural Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Research for this chapter was supported by a DAAD summer seminar at Cornell University (2008); the National Endowment of Humanities, Hawaii State Council Summer Research Award (2013); and the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Summer Research...

Live Cinema Presents … Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson is Principal Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Brighton, UK, and an audio-visual arts practitioner undertaking explorations into new forms of fictional and dramatic storytelling in visual and sonic media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Live Cinema : Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Cultures Spectacular, Spectacular, No words in the vernacular, Can describe this great event … ‘The Pitch (Spectacular Spectacular)’ from Moulin RougeLyrics by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, from the film Moulin Rouge, Dir: Baz Luhrmann...

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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). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Sometimes I get the impression from articles people write about me that I make my films almost single-handed. Now, this is a quite erroneous impression. Usually it’s with one or two people. We form a small team. Most often it’s been...
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...Demolition Site. Day Main titles over. A building collapses in Brooklyn. Stewart Mcbain, his Foreman and a policeman are at a table with detonating equipment. Stewart is entranced by the perfection of his destruction. He prepares...

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

Book chapter

...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...