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Rabid (1977)

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...
...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...

Shivers (1975)

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...

Anime’s Bodies

Rayna Denison

Rayna Denison is Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, specializing in Japanese and Asian film and television cultures. Denison is the author of Anime: A Critical Introduction (2015), has co-edited the Eisner Award-nominated Superheroes on World Screens (2015) as well as publishing in a wide range of academic journals including Cinema Journal, the International Journal of Cultural Studies and Velvet Light Trap. Her research interests include anime, Japanese cinema, comic book movies and children’s film and television, especially animation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In this chapter from her book Anime: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2015), Denison contextualizes how women’s bodies in anime are read and understood by both Japanese and Western audiences. She examines their mutable...

The Materiality of Exile

Kaya Davies Hayon

Kaya Davies Hayon is an Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sensuous Cinema : The Body in Contemporary Maghrebi Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction One of the principal aims of this book is to ascertain the extent to which films featuring people of Maghrebi heritage mediate their characters’ subjectivities and interactions with the ‘other’ through their bodies. In order...

The Uncanny Valley

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...For many viewers of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), the digital face of Grand Moff Tarkin seems sepulchral, and not quite human, his gaze even icier than the original played by the late Peter Cushing in 1977 (McMillan 2016...

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...

Embodying Islam

Kaya Davies Hayon

Kaya Davies Hayon is an Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sensuous Cinema : The Body in Contemporary Maghrebi Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction The previous chapter of this book examined three films that show Maghrebi(-French) women challenging patriarchal expectations through their bodies and the embodied practice of dance. Retaining a focus...
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...East African Landscape. Dusk The sun sets in a ball of red flame. Long lens makes the sun huge on the screen. A flat-topped tree hugs the horizon. Title: Crown Colony of Kenya – 1953 Cut To: Huge Field of Maize or Sugar Cane. Dusk We...

Conclusion

Kaya Davies Hayon

Kaya Davies Hayon is an Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sensuous Cinema : The Body in Contemporary Maghrebi Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The overarching aim of this book has been to convey the pivotal, yet overlooked role that corporeality plays in articulating identity, the emotions and self–other relations in films featuring people of Maghrebi heritage. In order to do so...