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Elizabethtown (2005)

Directed by

Cameron Crowe

Written by

Cameron Crowe

Screenplay

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...Mercury Shoe Corporate Helicopter – Day Drew Baylor is twenty-seven. He sits rigidly upright, a man facing his destiny, even though he’s seated backwards. He’s the only passenger in this company helicopter whistling over...

Bringing It All Together: Studio Ghibli

Raz Greenberg

Raz Greenberg is a teaching fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has published both academic and popular articles on animation, including Literature Film Quarterly, The Journal of Film and Video, Animated Views and ASIFA, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hayao Miyazaki : Exploring the Early Work of Japan’s Greatest Animator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Several months after the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind manga started its run in 1982, Miyazaki was hired, along with his colleagues Isao Takahata, Yasuo Ōtsuka, and Yoshifumi Kondō, to take part in the production of Little Nemo...

Conclusions and Future Research

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

...The House Bunny provides us with a very clear example of a film that represents post-feminist culture and neo-liberal ideals. When Natalie is made over, she goes from second-wave feminist to post-feminist via the magic of commercial...
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...Street. Day. Posner, a seventeen-year-old boy, is cycling towards school, headphones on, listening to some Ivor Novello (‘I can give you the moon’, say). It is summer, mid-1980s. He stops outside a church, where...

1968 Leftist Utopianism in The Young Girls of Rochefort and Hot Summer

Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...1968 wasn’t just about politics! … An ordinary life was lived, but … thanks to politics, everything suddenly became more colourful. Of all the genres and ideologies paired with the globally pivotal year of 1968, musicals...

‘I Smell Money!’: Class Product, The Graduate (1967) and the Corporatization of Embassy

A. T. McKenna

Dr A.T. McKenna had published extensively on Film Producers, most notably Michael Klinger and Joseph E. Levine. His work has appeared in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Journal of Popular Film and Television and SCOPE: An Online Journal of Film Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction The Graduate was released in December 1967 to critical acclaim and enormous commercial success. Its initial release came a week or so following the publication of the article ‘The Shock of Freedom in Films’,Stefan Kanfer...

Beyond Girlhood in Ghibli: Mapping Heroine Development against the Adult Woman Anti-hero in Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke : Understanding Studio Ghibli’s Monster Princess

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Many of the films of Studio Ghibli feature a child or young adult protagonist. In most of these cases, the audience is presented with a celebration of girlhood. From Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) to Omoide...

Music Video Aesthetics: The Affects of Spectacle

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 explored the ways that musical address offers a unique form of enchantment: unbound by the confines of expression and perception found in classical continuity, musical address draws on the affective...

Mud, Blood, and Magic

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Guillermo del Toro’s acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno, 2006) has been widely discussed as part of a Spanish cinema remembering its trauma from the Civil War (1936–1939), and as an example of a transnational cinema...

Never Let Me Go (2010)

Directed by

Mark Romanek

Written by

Alex Garland

Screenplay

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...Field ‒ Early Evening Long shadows as the sun goes down. A field, by a road, lined with a fence. Snagged in the barbed wire are hundreds of plastic bags. Refuse and litter, blown by the wind, until they were caught. Kathyvoice-over I’m...