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...What can we learn from call centres about the place of voice in documentary? Although these two sites – the offshore call centre and documentary’s vocal conventions – may seem at first to have little to do with each other, I will suggest...

For an Ethics of the Cinema

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...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...

Rabid (2002)

Directed by

David Cronenberg

Written by

David Cronenberg

Screenplay

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...Hilly Country Road ‒ Day A large, black, powerful-looking motorcycle waits propped up on its center stand on the gravel shoulder of a deserted country road. The gold lettering on its tank and side covers identifies it as a Norton Commando...

Feminism and Film Since the 1990s

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...River Phoenix in My Own Private IdahoFeminist film theory will soon be entering its 40th year. While some post-feminists have declared that the feminist movement is over, others are more optimistic, preparing to celebrate the dictum that,...

Shivers (2002)

Directed by

David Cronenberg

Written by

David Cronenberg

Screenplay

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...Starliner Towers Apartment Complex ‒ Morning Starliner Towers is seen in LS through the windshield of a moving car. The car approaches the complex and stops near the main doors of the West Tower. Out of the car climb Kresimir and Benda...

Biopolitics of Gesture

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The genealogy that Giorgio Agamben provides for cinema in his short but powerful text “Notes on Gesture” strikes in its singularity. Rather than thinking of cinema as an art of optical spectacles, he approaches the medium in terms...

From Freezing to Touching

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...With straightened backs and deadpan expressions, about forty police officers pose together in what seems to be a conventional group portrait. Because of the static poses held by the portrayed figures, the large image projected on the wall...

Introduction

Tarja Laine

Tarja Laine is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She is the author of Shame and Desire: Emotion, Intersubjectivity, Cinema (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Feeling Cinema : Emotional Dynamics in Film Studies

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The poem above, entitled “An Argument with Wordsworth,” is written by Wendy Cope as a response to the famous Wordsworth quotation from his Lyrical Ballads.Wendy Cope, Serious Concerns (London: Faber and Faber, 1992), 47. Similar, I feel...

Facing Taylor Mead’s Ass

Warhol in Ten Takes

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

...Here, virtually unaltered, is a lecture I gave – invited by Nicholas Baume – at the Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford, Connecticut, on 16 October 1999, two years before I published Andy Warhol, a biography. (Some sentences from this lecture...

Sporting Pleasures: The Body as Aesthetic Surface

Samantha Colling

Samantha Colling is Lecturer in Film and Media at Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Development Tutor in the Arts and Humanities Graduate School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction In the previous chapter I pointed out that the Cinderella character-icon’s quest is to gain visibility and celebrity. Celebrity is constructed in these films as the key means to substantiate social identity, a way of acquiring...