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Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Because I had just seriously broken my leg and thought that if ever I were going to write about this film, now was the time—I did a piece in 2003 about Rear Window (1954) and chose as epigram a Confucian saying, “Misfortune comes from...

Measuring Up

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...“We already and from the first discern him making this thing other,” writes Norman O. Brown (8). This thing, the whole thing, the central thing as he must know it, himself, yet also the self as entity, his body. The body as sized. The body...

From “Inherent Transgression” to the Body as “Semiotic Chōra”

Sandra Meiri

Sandra Meiri is a senior lecturer and academic supervisor of film studies in the Department of Literature, Linguistics and Art, The Open University of Israel. She has taught many undergraduate, graduate courses, and seminars (on film theories, gender, sexuality, film history, film and psychoanalysis) in the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Odeya Kohen-Raz

Odeya Kohen Raz is a lecturer and coordinator of film theory teaching at the Sapir Academic College, a teaching coordinator in the Department of Literature, Linguistics and Art, The Open University of Israel, and teaches in the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Traversing the Fantasy : The Dialectic of Desire/Fantasy and the Ethics of Narrative Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Trans Body and Desire: Between Blocking and Creating a Semiotic Space Western liberal societies no longer seem to have a problem accepting gay people, who have gradually been asserting their rights as equals. This means...

Roto and the Human Figure

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt is a visual effects artist based out of Dallas, Texas who has worked as a digital artist on recent movies such as Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Race to Witch Mountain, Obsessed, and The Proposal. He is currently the lead compositor at Radium/Reel FX in Dallas. Clients include the Dallas Cowboys, Coors, Ram Truck, and more. Benjamin has also taught Visual Effects and Rotoscoping classes at the Academy of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rotoscoping : Techniques and Tools for the Aspiring Artist

Focal Press, 2011

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... Roto and the human FiguRe A good portion of a roto artist’s day is spent isolating human figures. The reasons vary quite often, but in most cases your focus object (or objects) will be human beings for which mattes must be created...

Monster!

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Raymond Massey in Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, Warner Bros., 1944).Manifesto:It is never wholly salutary to launch an attack on other people’s fantasies, though in the case of politico-military fantasies taken to extremes in everyday...

Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I was interested in the rise and popularity of burlesque striptease, but also the ways in which women ‘expressed’ themselves within BDSM and fetish clubbing spaces. The research became an exploration of gender and sexuality within a range...

Baroque Façades

Special Effects : New Histories, Theories, Contexts

British Film Institute, 2015

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...Science Fiction and Science Fictionality One of the most successful vehicles of technological virtuosity in the cinema is the science-fiction film. Since 1968, when Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was released, science-fiction...

Volatility and Flexible Bodies

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

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...We have already seen how much contemporary action cinema depends on eliciting bodily sensations and engaging our perception in new ways. The result is a different sense of embodiment, a topic I have already begun to broach in earlier...

For an Ethics of the Cinema

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Translated by John V. Garner and Colin Williamson Type In his “Notes sur les Tableaux parisiens de Baudelaire,” drafted in French during the last years of his exile in Paris, Walter Benjamin evokes a “nightmare” familiar to anyone who...

Introduction: Starting Points, Directions, Tendencies

Katharina Lindner

Katharina Lindner is Lecturer in Film and Media and a member of the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies at the University of Stirling. She was also a professional footballer in a former life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Bodies : Queer Feminist Encounters with Gender and Sexuality in Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...It is a fascination with the multifaceted entanglements between cinema, gender and the body, and their continuously shifting and teasingly uncontainable critical allure, that ‘cleare[d] a space’ for this book to ‘surface’ and to take...