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Prestige, education, and cultural value

Jonathan Stubbs

Jonathan Stubbs is Professor in the Communication Faculty at Cyprus International University, Cyprus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book chapter

...Historical cinema and public relations In The Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s closely observed satire on the 1930s Hollywood studio system, the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr (modeled on MGM producer Irving Thalberg) surprises his...

Bridging Commerce and Classification through the American Art Film: The Case of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Nominated for thirteen Academy Awards (one in every eligible category), Mike Nichols’ adaptation of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) recalls the days when box office revenue and critical acclaim matched more often than...

Hollywood Trade: Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Underground Cinema

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...‘Today’s trade is tomorrow’s competition’In 1960s gay slang, ‘trade’ was a term for a ‘straight’ male hustler who has sex with men for money rather than pleasure. His masculinity, his virility, that which he apparently possesses and defines...

Singapore: Developments, Challenges, and Projections

Contemporary Asian Cinema : Popular Culture in a Global Frame

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...Singapore, the tiny island city-state in Southeast Asia, reputed for its prosperity and cleanliness, is not generally known as a film-producing country. Although the city experienced vigorous filmmaking activities in the 1950s and 1960s...

Animation and/as Children’s Entertainment

Amy Ratelle

Amy Ratelle is the Research Coordinator for the Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing, at the University of Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...On a broad scale, animation has been historically devalued and dismissed as ‘kids’ stuff’ – loud, often obnoxious, poorly written and frivolous ( Wells 2002: 61). Yet, animated programming forms a substantial portion of broadcasting...

History as nonsense: Historical parodies of the Bakumatsu period

Sean D. O’Reilly

Sean D. O’Reilly is Assistant Professor at Akita International University, Japan, where he teaches courses on Japanese history, cinema, and popular culture. He graduated from Harvard University’s History and East Asian Languages program with a secondary field in Film and Visual Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Viewing the Past : The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...It is the calm before the storm: the steely-eyed samurai smiles contemptuously at a ring of opponents, slowly draws his sword and stands stock-still, ready to unleash his righteous fury in the blink of an eye. The scene is one familiar...
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...Omar Khayyam Restaurant, Bradford The blasphemers’ banquet table: there on mirrored cushions will sit Voltaire, me, Molière, Omar Khayyam, Lord Byron and that, that’s Salman Rushdie’s chair. It’s perfect for tonight’s blasphemers...

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...

Serial history: Kurama Tengu

Sean D. O’Reilly

Sean D. O’Reilly is Assistant Professor at Akita International University, Japan, where he teaches courses on Japanese history, cinema, and popular culture. He graduated from Harvard University’s History and East Asian Languages program with a secondary field in Film and Visual Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Viewing the Past : The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...“Kondō-san, you are a noble man, a true samurai, so please don’t take away our national treasure, Kurama Tengu! If you do, you’re no better than a national traitor!” Kurama Tengu (1928), roughly halfway through the film...

A Changing Audience

James Russell

James Russell is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. His last book was The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2007). His short writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, the Journal of American Studies, the Guardian and numerous edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley is an independent scholar based in the UK. He writes on American cinema history, and is the author of Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy and American Culture (2010). His short writing has also appeared in The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood and the Baby Boom : A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The 1960s were a time of crisis and renewal for Hollywood, marked by the curtailment of earlier production strategies and a more concerted effort to attract baby boom audiences. While the Walt Disney Company continued to pursue child...