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‘To Take Ship to India and See a Naked Man Spearing Fish in Blue Water’

Colin MacCabe

Colin Maccabe is Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh and Associate Director of the London Consortium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Empire and Film

British Film Institute, 2011

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...I might have called this introductory essay ‘Never Apologise, Never Explain’. That was the advice offered by the late nineteenth-century Master of Balliol, Benjamin Jowett, to the young men whose education he oversaw, when the time came...

Dialectic Film Montage

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

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...Introduction The concept of dialectic film montage has been used by formalists and cognitivists as a peculiar film device, whose dialectic or rather asymmetrical or contradictory film transitions enhance the viewers’ attention...

The trouble with beauty: Reimagining African film aesthetics

James S. Williams

James S. Williams is Professor of Modern French Literature and Film at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Encounters with Godard: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics (2016), Space and Being in Contemporary French Cinema (2013) and Jean Cocteau (2008). He is also co-editor of May 68: Rethinking France’s Last Revolution (2011, with Anna-Louise Milne and Julian T. Jackson), For Ever Godard (2004, with Michael Temple and Michael Witt) and Gender and French Cinema (2001, with Alex Hughes). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary African Cinema : The Politics of Beauty

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...It is no longer sufficient that we keep on producing in order to waken people’s consciousness, etc.. We have to be humble enough to move the debate on to film as a form of artistic creation in itself rather than as a means to achieve...

Feminism and Film Since the 1990s

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...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,...

Latin American iconoclast: Lucrecia Martel

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...With La ciénaga (The Swamp, 2001) and La niña santa (The Holy Girl, 2004), Lucrecia Martel established herself as the most distinctive director of the New Argentine Cinema of the late nineties and early 2000s. Indeed, if one were to piece...

Another Brazil

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Now, as ever, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the Cariocas and the Paulistas, dominate film production. The commercial companies and television stations that fund films are based in the two cities, as are the independent production houses O2...

Conversations with Walter Salles

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...London – Rio de Janeiro – London, 2006–8During my conversations with the Brazilian director Walter Salles, which spanned the summers of 2006 and 2008, and London and Rio de Janeiro, he was involved in two projects that epitomise his work...

The droll revolution of Martín Rejtman

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Martín Rejtman recalls that when he was making his first feature, Rapado (Shaved), in Buenos Aires in 1991, ‘I felt totally alone in that moment. I felt there were no other movies I could really relate to. For me Rapado was starting from...

Poet of the everyday: Pablo Trapero

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Pablo Trapero was not the first person to cut creative ties with Argentina’s film-making past; that was Martín Rejtman. And as far as Trapero himself recalls, the first time he saw the words nuevo cine argentino was on the poster for Pizza,...

Quién soy?

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...In his short story ‘The Life of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz’, Borges made this characteristically elegant observation: ‘Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once...