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“I am a time archaeologist”: Some Reflections on the Filmmaking Practice of Péter Forgács

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Over the last three decades, the Hungarian film and video artist Péter Forgács has produced a body of work that has gained him an international reputation. He once famously described himself as a “time archaeologist” (Spieker 2002), someone...

2004 (Bowie vs Mashup)

Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is Lecturer in Media and Communication at Deakin University, Australia. His main areas of interest are Games Studies, Digital Humanities and Online Persona, and he recently co-edited the collectionZombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction The aim of this chapter is to revisit the ‘mashup’ competition David Bowie conducted as part of the promotional strategies for the North American leg of his ‘A Reality Tour’ in early 2004. In order to understand Bowie...

The Eiffel Tower: A Parisian Film Star

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...For a world-renowned icon that has been filmed from all angles, the Eiffel Tower remains intriguingly opaque. It still exudes an enigmatic fascination, like a film star coming from the silent era. At first glance, the immobile Tower seems...

Keeping Space Fantastic: The Transformative Journey of Major Tom

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...What really mattered as an artist . . . was not what you did but what you were, and Bowie became a blank canvas on which consumers write their dreams.I have been ‘freak[ing] out in a moonage daydream’, my entire conscious life. My earliest...

Interview with Lenny Abrahamson (Dublin, 1 June 2014)

Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is lecturer in Film Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. He has published Ireland’s Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009), and also written on Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives in various collections of essays, including Screening Irish America (2009), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007), and Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013). He contributes regularly to Estudios Irlandeses, the Spanish Journal of Irish Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Lenny Abrahamson : A Filmmaking of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...I’d like to start with the idea that cinema is useful for representing the individual. In a way, you could talk about television in probably most of the ways you could talk about cinema, but just in terms of the other arts – the plastic...

Post-heroic Narratives and the Community to Come

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University, USA. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema that began with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema - Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and was given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The preceding chapters have laid out the general philosophical and political terrain on which Europe might reassess (and one day even reassert) its ‘Europeanness’ as a value-based political entity. The chapters have also offered an analysis...
...Introduction In this chapter I focus on one song among all of David Bowie’s music that is singularly – and idiosyncratically – both political and emotional; his hit ‘Young Americans’, written in 1974 and released on the album of the same...
...Introduction: ‘Don’t you w[o]ander sometimes’ On his Low (1977) profile, where the celluloid Bowie has been flattened out by George Underwood’s cover art, only his ear seems to have corporeal depth, alert and cocked to one side, an emblem...

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention, or Morder’s Amateur Toolkit

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Joseph Morder is one of the most prolific filmmakers in France. He started filming in 1967 after receiving his first Super 8 camera—a little Instamatic—for his eighteenth birthday, only two years after its release by Eastman Kodak. Since...

Joseph Morder, the “Filmateur”: An Interview with Joseph Morder

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Dominique Bluher: I would like to devote this interview to the notion of the “amateur,” not only because it is particularly meaningful with respect to your work, but also because in French the word “amateur” does not only mean a hobbyist...