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Tortures

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...

Traversing the FantasyBody-Character-Breach Films

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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...Casting, the Return of the Repressed and the Real of the Body The “body-character-breach” corpus lays bare the connection between characters, actors, the operation of fantasy, and spectatorship precisely by disrupting this connection...

A Critical Theorization of Fatness

Barbara Plotz

Barbara Plotz is Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and she also teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She is a film scholar working at the intersection of film and cultural studies, with a focus on representation, gender, the body, and genre – specifically horror cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat on Film : Gender, Race and Body Size in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Fat Studies has a sustained interest in analysing the origins and roots of modern-day fatphobia and linking those with present-day constructs and discourses of fatness. One development that in a historical perspective is seen as decisive...

Introduction: Fetishisms

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fetishism and Curiosity : Cinema and the Mind’s Eye

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Feminist politics, when picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the crisis of the 1960s Left, played an important part in putting Freud on the political agenda alongside Marx: ‘Marx and Freud’. For my political generation, feminist...

VR Headsets and Other Human–VR Interfaces

Celine Tricart

Celine Tricart is an independent filmmaker and stereographer (aka 3D specialist) who is particularly interested in storytelling for stereoscopic cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality Filmmaking : Techniques & Best Practices for VR Filmmakers

Focal Press, 2018

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... VR Headsets and Other Human–VR Interfaces In this chapter are listed the current means of interfac- most important specs and requirements of the current ing with virtual reality. From VR headsets to controllers VR headsets and what...

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...