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Christina Lee

Christina Lee is Lecturer in Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...“Long ago I had a vague inkling of a machine—” “To travel through Time!“exclaimed the Very Young Man.“That shall travel indifferently in any direction of Space and Time, as the driver determines.”As the ultimate apparatus of power, time...
...Most jazz films aren't really about jazz. But then, most jazz isn't really about jazz.In matters of representing historical phenomena on (or through) documentary film, rhetorical invention and contextualization are often the soft-spoken...

Manifesting a Mutant Past in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...I put down the cup and examine my own mind. It alone can discover the truth. But how? What an abyss of uncertainty, whenever the mind feels overtaken by itself; when it, the seeker, is at the same time the dark region through which it must...
...Before shooting the film, I felt great pressure. If the original film is already perfect, then what is the point of remaking it? What motivated us to remake the classic? Later I came to realize that I could remake it, or rather, I could...

“The Cracks Between”: Cinematic and Proto-Cinematic Counter-Memories of the American Civil War

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Reality has fallen into the cracks between life and film.“Don't you see the resemblance between me and Sherman?” asks Ross McElwee, as he retraces General Sherman's 1864-65 march from Atlanta to Savannah and on through the Carolinas in his...

The American Family (Film) in Retro: Nostalgia As Mode in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...The word genius was whispered into my ear, the first thing I ever heard, while I was still mewling in my crib. So it never occurred to me that I wasn't until middle age.The Royal Tenenbaums brings together two of the primary cultural forms...

Staying for Time: The Holocaust and Atrocity Footage in American Public Memory

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Any discussion of atrocity films must address the “fallacy of presentism,” in David Hackett Fischer's words, characterizing a modern-day response to these images (1970: 135-40). Given public concern over the dwindling generation...

The Temporal/Spatial Logic of Japanese Nationalism: The Narrative Structure of Film and Memory

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...History is only possible when it guarantees for itself the tuning of a mechanism, namely that of memory, which necessarily requires that the relation to the past is constituted as both a conservation and a loss: in the in-between...

“No Future for You”: The Sex Pistols and the Politics of Cinematic Reimaginings

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Memory, like the shreds of cultural texts that embody it, moves quickly. Subject to fashion and buffeted by the turbulent winds of consumer taste, specific audiences may absorb disparate concepts of, or approaches toward, a particular text...

“We'll Always Have Hong Kong”: Uncanny Spaces and Disappearing Memories in the Films of Wong Kar Wai

Christina Lee

Christina Lee is Lecturer in Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Somehow everything comes with an expiry date. Swordfish expires. Meat sauce expires. Even cling-film expires. Is there anything in the world which doesn't?I have a recurring dream where I am visiting the house of my childhood....