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The Servant (1963)

Directed by

Joseph Losey

Written by

Harold Pinter

Screenplay

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...Knightsbridge Square. October. Day. A quiet square off Knightsbridge. Winter sun. Bare trees. Numerous parked cars. At the far side of the square Barrett appears. From high, see him approach. He stops at the kerb. Cars pass. He crosses...
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...Will’s car. King’s Cross. Day Will and Liv drive. There is an awkward silence between them. The atmosphere is charged. Will voice-over When do you stop looking at each other...

La Cérémonie (1995): Diary of a Chambermaid

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Of the nine films that form the basis of this study, La Cérémonie has received the most attention. The amount of work done on La Cérémonie testifies to the film’s success and its importance in Chabrol’s career. It includes Florence...

Dreamers and Other Sentimental Fools: Money, Solidarity and Ambivalent Populism in the Films of Aki Kaurismäki

The Films of Aki Kaurismäki : Ludic Engagements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction A persistent representation in Aki Kaurismäki’s cinema renders the members of the working class as longing for an ‘ordinary’ life, a life involving secure employment, conventional love and a middle-class...

Temporality in Kaurismäki: Anachronism, Allusion, Tableau

Thomas Austin

Thomas Austin is Reader in Media & Film at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Hollywood, Hype and Audiences: Selling and Watching Popular Film in the 1990s (2002) and Watching the World: Screen Documentary and Audiences (2007); and co-editor of Contemporary Hollywood Stardom (2003) and Rethinking Documentary: New Perspectives, New Practices (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Aki Kaurismäki : Ludic Engagements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In Aki Kaurismäki’s short film Dogs Have No Hell (2002), Released as part of the portmanteau film, Ten Minutes Older: Visions of Time. a small businessman just released from jail has 10 minutes to find the woman he loves...

Introduction

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

Book chapter

...[F]or the first time in world history, mechanical reproduction emancipates the work of art from its parasitical dependence on ritual . . . From a photographic negative, for example, one can make any number of prints; to ask...

The Queen (2006)

Directed by

Stephen Frears

Written by

Peter Morgan

Screenplay

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...Archive Television Footage It’s Election Day 1997. Up and down the country, the people of Britain, people of all shapes and sizes and denominations, black and white, young and old, are going to the polls. Everyone, that is, except...

The ‘Third Way’ and the Spanish Middlebrow Film in the 1970s

Sally Faulkner

Sally Faulkner is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema (2004) and A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film of the 1960s (2006) and was awarded a Fellowship from the British Arts and Humanities Research Council for 2011. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Spanish Film : Cinema and Society 1910–2010

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Whether one consults political accounts or national cinema histories, it is hard to get away from the polarized narrative of 1970s Spain as a decade of extremes. Take the gateway dates of 1970 and 1980. In politics, we shift from repressive...

Masculinity and Gender Relations in Greece: 1949–67

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is a Scientific Officer at the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RPF). Hadjikyriacou received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2010. His academic interests focus on gender history, history of masculinity, history and popular culture, visual sources in history and the history of Greek Cinema. In 2012 he was awarded the James Kaye Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis on history and visuality for the period 2009–11. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity and Gender in Greek Cinema : 1949–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The purpose of this chapter is to outline a socio-historical context within which the films selected were produced. In order to gain an understanding of representations of gender in films, it is necessary to form an understanding...

Greek Cinema: 1949–67

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is a Scientific Officer at the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RPF). Hadjikyriacou received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2010. His academic interests focus on gender history, history of masculinity, history and popular culture, visual sources in history and the history of Greek Cinema. In 2012 he was awarded the James Kaye Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis on history and visuality for the period 2009–11. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity and Gender in Greek Cinema : 1949–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...As the main form of entertainment, cinema could not stay unaffected by the deep social, cultural, economic and political changes that took place in Greece during the 1950s and 1960s. It interacted in various ways with contemporary social...