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A Brief History of the Disaster Film

John Sanders

John Saunders is head of film studies at Bedford Modern School, UK, and the author of The Film Genre Book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Disaster Movies

Auteur, 2009

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...Disaster, or the impending threat of it, has always been an important element of films; there’s nothing like someone else’s dramatic misfortune to make an audience feel safe and secure. Many early films contained disaster elements...

When Worlds Collide

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Science Fiction Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2013

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...DIRECTOR Rudolph MatéPRODUCER George PalSCREENPLAY Sidney Boehm, based on the 1932 novel by Philip Wylie and Edwin BalmerDIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY W. Howard Greene, John F. SeitzEDITOR Arthur SchmidtMUSIC Leith StevensART DIRECTOR Albert...

North Sea

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...It is hard not to like North Sea, a GPO documentary about an Aberdeen trawler, the John Gillman, that gets into difficulties and is helped out by the Post Office radio station at Wick. It derives it tenor from the slightly dour, no-nonsense...

Case Study 2 – The Towering Inferno

John Sanders

John Saunders is head of film studies at Bedford Modern School, UK, and the author of The Film Genre Book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Disaster Movies

Auteur, 2009

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...Key Facts Release Date: 1974 Country of Origin: USA Running Time: 165 minutes Budget $14,000,000 (estimated) Release Date: 1974Country of Origin: USARunning Time: 165 minutes$14,000,000 (estimated) Production Notes Production Companies...

Case Study 4 – Cloverfield

John Sanders

John Saunders is head of film studies at Bedford Modern School, UK, and the author of The Film Genre Book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Disaster Movies

Auteur, 2009

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...Key Facts Release Date: 2007 Country of Origin: USA Running Time: 81 minutes Budget $25,000,000 Release Date: 2007Country of Origin: USARunning Time: 81 minutes$25,000,000 Production Notes Production Companies Paramount Pictures Bad...

Fathers of the future: Extinction, survival and apocalyptic narratives

Katie Barnett

Katie Barnett is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Chester, UK. She has published work on the star persona of Robin Williams, cult television practices in Freaks and Geeks, and representations of boyhood and death in film. She has contributed to the film blogs Bitch Flicks and Screening Sex, and is a former editor of the journal 49thParallel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fathers on Film : Paternity and Masculinity in 1990s Hollywood

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park is in many ways a quintessential product of 1990s Hollywood. Released in the summer of 1993, it grossed over $350m in the United States to become the top-grossing film of the year, more than...

Violence Jack (Baiorensu jyakku jigokugai)

Philip Brophy

Philip Brophy is a film director, composer and sound designer. He is founder of the Cinesonic International Conference of Film Scores and Sound Design from which he has edited three books on film sound and music, the most recent being Cinesonic: Experiencing The Soundtrack (AFTRS Publishing, Sydney 2002). He has also written for The Wire, London, and Film Comment. He teaches cinema studies at RMIT University, Australia, and is the author of the BFI Screen Guides 100 Modern Soundtracks (2004) and 100 Anime (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Anime : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2005

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...The rubric of ‘post-apocalyptica’ which announces the general dystopian position of much futuristic anime is a wide chapter heading. Two polarities define this width. To one extreme is an impossibly projected future – one that might be eons...

When the Wind Blows

Andrew Osmond

Andrew Osmond is a freelance journalist based in Berkshire, UK. He writes for a range of high-profile film magazines including Sight and Sound, Empire and SFX. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Animated Feature Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2010

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...[Drawings, miniatures and live-action] DIRECTOR Jimmy Murakami PRODUCER John Coates STORY Raymond Briggs SCORE Roger Waters DESIGN Richard Fawdry, Errol Bryant ANIMATION Tony Guy, Bill...

The Plow that Broke the Plains

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...It took the nation’s entry into World War II for the US federal government to co-ordinate its use of the mass media, including cinema, for political purposes, as with the case of the War Department’s sponsorship of Frank Capra’s Why We...

Johnny Go Home

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell is Senior Curator (Non-Fiction), BFI National Archive, UK. He is the author of 100 British Documentaries (2007) and co-editor of The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon (BFI 2004) and Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain (2010) and has been a regular contributor to BFI Screenonline. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 British Documentaries : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...In his commentary John Willis says ‘For us,’ referring to the crew, ‘the story began here in the cold doorway of Euston Station. Before it was over we were to find ourselves caught up in violence, exploitation and finally the most brutal...