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Introduction

Julia Erhart

Julia Erhart is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University. She researches in the areas of contemporary women filmmakers and feminist and LGBT representations in film and television and is the recipient of a grant from the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2016), a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching (2014), and a fellowship from Fulbright (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gendering History on Screen : Women Filmmakers and Historical Films

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...As this book was nearing completion, a number of new titles were in the news. Viceroy’s House (Chadha 2017), about the postwar partitioning of India and Pakistan, had been reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald and deemed ‘fascinating...

Audio Description for All? Enhancing the Experience of Sighted Viewers through Visual Media Access Services

Representing Translation : The Representation of Translation and Translators in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction Audio description (AD) has been created with visually impaired persons (VIPs) in mind. It gives them access to the visual semiotic codes that would otherwise remain inaccessible to them. However, AD can also benefit...

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention, or Morder’s Amateur Toolkit

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Joseph Morder is one of the most prolific filmmakers in France. He started filming in 1967 after receiving his first Super 8 camera—a little Instamatic—for his eighteenth birthday, only two years after its release by Eastman Kodak. Since...

Key Directors

Thai Cinema : The Complete Guide

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...Nonzee Nimibutr Natthanai Prasannam A Thai film director, producer and screenwriter, Nonzee Nimibutr was born on 18 December 1962 in Nonthaburi, a neighbouring province of Bangkok. Nimibutr pursued his higher education at Silpakorn...

Film Constructs

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 Semiological and structural approaches that developed in the 1950s strove to decipher some deep underlying sign system (semiology) or structure (structuralism) able to explain or reveal the meaning of a variety of surface...

Representing the Past and the Meaning of Home in Péter Forgács’s Private Hungary

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Since the 1980s, Hungarian filmmaker Péter Forgács has been working with old home movies and amateur films, using them as the foundation upon which to create his extraordinary narratives of twentieth-century European, mostly Hungarian...

Symbolic Storyworlds

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Within the framework of a theory of codes it is unnecessary to resort to the notion of extension [reference], nor to that of possible worlds; the codes, insofar as they are accepted by a society, set up a ‘cultural’ world, which is neither...

Joseph Morder, the “Filmateur”: An Interview with Joseph Morder

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dominique Bluher: I would like to devote this interview to the notion of the “amateur,” not only because it is particularly meaningful with respect to your work, but also because in French the word “amateur” does not only mean a hobbyist...

Introduction: 1999–2019, and Beyond: A Post-Kubrickian Odyssey

Jeremi Szaniawski

Jeremi Szaniawski is Assistant Professor of comparative literature and film studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. He is the editor of Directory of World Cinema: Belgium and the author of The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox (both 2014), as well as the translator, into French, of Thomas Elsaesser’s and Malte Hagener’s Film Theory: An Introduction Through the Senses (2011) and Alexander Sokurov’s V tsentre okeana (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After Kubrick : A Filmmaker’s Legacy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...We’re all children of Kubrick, aren’t we? Is there anything you can do that he hasn’t done?And the stars look very different today. Black Stars In 1969, the song “Space Oddity,” by a young artist named David Bowie, reached the top...

Situating the Art Cinema Field of Cultural Production and Consumption

Geoff King

Geoff King is Professor of Film and TV Studies at Brunel University London. He is the author of Indiewood, USA: Where Hollywood Meets Independent Cinema (I.B. Tauris, 2009) and Spectacular Narratives: Hollywood in the Age of the Blockbuster (I. B. Tauris, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Positioning Art Cinema : Film and Cultural Value

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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...How should we understand the sphere of art cinema more broadly; the way it is positioned and typically ascribed particular forms of cultural value? A number of social, cultural and historical frameworks are outlined in this chapter...