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Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at York St John University, with research interests including screenwriting, prose fiction, radio drama, popular music, the practice of film production, short film production and distribution, narratology and the theory and practice of comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is a Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University with twenty years of experience using adaptation as an educational tool across a range of the arts and humanities subjects including Literature, Creative Writing and Film & TV Production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Rawle

Steven Rawle is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at York St. John University, UK, where he teaches film form and the politics of global cultural production at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of Film

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...directorKenneth BranaghEvery filmmaker is a Dr. Frankenstein, creating a new body from existing parts. Each movie is a patchwork of tissue taken from other movies. Only be sure you know where the pieces come from and the effect...
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...Carpathian Ridge – Dawn (Saturday, 5 AM) We descend upon Carpathian Ridge, a crescent-shaped cliff that extrudes from the dense Virginia evergreens above a deep rock canyon. The cliff marks the end of a dirt road that winds down from...

When the Golden Kids Met the Bright Young Men and Women

Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Communist culture industry There is a song from the Czechoslovak dissident community, originally broadcast in English over Radio Free Europe during the 1980s, that lists an array of privileges, consumer goods and creature comforts only...

Becoming Hal Ashby: Intersectional Politics, the Hollywood Renaissance and Harold and Maude (1971)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...As a number of writers have outlined, the late 1960s and early 1970s were a period that saw the rise of the director as a recognized auteur within industry and critical discourse, and the creation of a Hollywood cinema seeking not only...

Levels of Typification in Aki Kaurismäki’s Drifting Clouds

The Films of Aki Kaurismäki : Ludic Engagements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In all fiction characters appear to varying degrees like fully rounded personalities as well as somehow representative types. In very rough terms, it may be said that individuation makes characters interesting and evokes sympathetic...

The Orphan and the Bachelor: Moonrise Kingdom

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In indigenous or primitive societies, Lévi-Strauss argues, marriage is necessary for a man in order ‘to prevent those two calamities of primitive society from occurring in his group, namely, the bachelor and the orphan’ (1969, 39...

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...After completing Vincent in 1982, Burton had begun work on another project based on a poem he had written, this time inspired by Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas. Entitled The Nightmare Before Christmas, it told the story...

Rules of Descent and Laws of Inheritance: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Western conventions governing the inheritance of wealth were traditionally based on kinship rules of descent, on intergenerational relationships between parents and children. This chapter argues that the narrative of The Grand Budapest...

Dead Relatives and Intergenerational Relationships: Rushmore

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Rushmore (1998) is structured by a series of binary oppositions and an intergenerational conflict between the main characters. The film consists of a large number of short scenes – it jumps to a new place, time and action frequently, which...

Introducing Studio Ghibli’s Monster Princess: From Mononokehime to Princess Mononoke

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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Princess Mononoke : Understanding Studio Ghibli’s Monster Princess

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...When it came out in 1997, Hayao Miyazaki’s Mononokehime (Princess Mononoke) was a new kind of anime film. It broke long-standing Japanese box office records that had been set by Hollywood films, and in becoming a blockbuster-sized hit...