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Introduction

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

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...“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...

Manifesting a Mutant Past in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

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...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...
...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...

Donnie Darko

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...A startlingly original debut from a then twenty-six-year-old fresh out of film school, Donnie Darko is as consistently intelligent, esoteric, dreamlike and downright perplexing as anything in contemporary American cinema. A disparate...

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

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

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...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

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...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

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...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...
...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...

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

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

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...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...

When People Run in Circles: Structures of Time and Memory in Donnie Darko

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

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...Donnie Darko (2001) is an ambitious work defined to a significant degree by its inventive structuring and realignment of time, history, and processes of nostalgic remembrance. The extraordinary events of Richard Kelly's fantasy narrative...