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“I am a time archaeologist”: Some Reflections on the Filmmaking Practice of Péter Forgács

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Over the last three decades, the Hungarian film and video artist Péter Forgács has produced a body of work that has gained him an international reputation. He once famously described himself as a “time archaeologist” (Spieker 2002), someone...

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

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...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...

Fantasy, Authorship and Genre

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Who Made What In Chapter 1 I suggested that a series of creative decisions taken by Fritz Lang in the concluding moments of You Only Live Once effectively transform both the tone and narrative possibilities of the film, giving rise...

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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

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

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...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...

Inside Film City: Lars Bredo Rahbek & Nimbus Film

The name of this book is Dogme95

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Hvidovre: Monday, 15 November 1999We head for the wooded outskirts of Copenhagen, and ‘Film City’, the compound where Nimbus and Zentropa have made their common bases; and where, as Lene Neergarb teasingly told me, ‘a new Cinecittà...

‘It’s all painful…’: Lars von Trier & The Idiots

The name of this book is Dogme95

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Film City, Hvidovre: Thursday, 18 November 1999We kick our heels in Lars’s crib with yet another charming Zentropa blonde. The agreeably cluttered interior of his office betrays the characteristic preoccupations of a world-famous cinéaste...

‘What the explosion would look like’: Harmony Korine & Julien Donkey-Boy

The name of this book is Dogme95

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Forensic/391, New York City: Monday, 24 January 2000Harmony Korine has been rooting around his production offices for a can of soda. Now he steps into the room and pulls the door behind him. ‘We got a lot of fuckers spying round here,’ he...