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Kinetics and the Force of Movement

Steen Ledet Christiansen

Steen Ledet Christiansen is Associate Professor of English at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on popular visual culture, particularly film and the burgeoning field of post-cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Drone Age Cinema : Action Film and Sensory Assault

I.B.Tauris, 2017

Book

...Arguably, the greatest transformation in contemporary action cinema is its kinetics. By this I mean the sheer amount of movement and speed released through the screen, whether we are talking about object movement within the frame, camera...

Inception

David Carter

David Carter is retired professor of communicative English at Yonsei University, Seoul, and the author of East Asian Cinema (2007) and The Western (2007), as well as Sigmund Freud and On Cocaine, a translation of essays by Freud. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auteur, 2019

Focused Study

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...Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010) is a difficult film to categorize. It partakes of various genres, blurring the distinctions between them. It is science fiction, but it does not contain many of the ingredients associated...

Batman in East Asia

Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher is Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the co-editor, with Chi-Yun Shin, of East Asian Film Noir (2015) and author of Another Steven Soderbergh Experience: Authorship and Contemporary Hollywood (2013) and Action Figures: Men, Action Films and Contemporary Adventure Narratives (2006) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

Book

...Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy of 2005–12 (aka ‘the Dark Knight trilogy’) has been one of Warner Bros.’, and Hollywood’s, most successful franchises ever at the global box office. The first reboot of the Batman film franchise (and...

Man, Myth And Cultural Icon

Paul Levitz

PAUL LEVITZ is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman, among many titles), writer (Legion of Super-Heroes, including two New York Times best-sellers), executive (thirty years at DC, ending as President & Publisher), historian (75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Myth-Making) and educator (including the American Graphic Novel at Columbia University). His many awards include Comic-Con International’s Inkpot Award and the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

Book

...Of the pantheon of superheroes who became world cultural figures, Batman stands out as the character whose portrayal is somehow the most elastic or protean, capable of capturing the gestalt in several very different tones and depictions...