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...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...

“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...

“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...

“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....

“Zero Percent Chance of Rain”: The Watergate History and All The President's Men

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...October 25, 1972. Afternoon. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein shield themselves from the rain as they walk back to the Post offices. As recounted in the two journalists' memoir, All The President's Men...

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...

What a Difference a Day Made: Database Narratives and Avatar Subjectivities in the Alternate-Reality Film

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...In a notorious Entertainment Weekly article meant to promote a set of new young directors, Jeff Gordinier (1999) declared that 1999 would be remembered as “the year that changed movies,” pointing to a number of signs of a dawning...

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...
...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...

Nostalgic Travels through Space and Time: Good Bye, Lenin!

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...In the years immediately after the reunification of Germany in 1990, mainstream German cinema portrayed the assimilation of former East Germans into a capitalist society as primarily an eastern matter. Following the popularity of New German...