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Belated Screenings of Home Movies: Biographical Storytelling and Generational Referencing

Joseph Wachelder

Joseph Wachelder is Associate Professor of History at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on interactions between science and culture, and his wide-ranging publication history has addressed issues in higher education, the popularization of science, colour and sense experience in art and science, and educational toys and games. He has previously held positions in Gewina (the Dutch Society for the History of Medicine, Mathematics, Science and Technology) and the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...At conversational screenings of home movies attended by relatives from the deceased filmmakers or people depicted, biographical storytelling is a recurring practice. This analysis of temporal situating and referencing in such belated...

La Fleur du mal (2003): Keeping it in the Family

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Incest, inheritance, politics and terroir: these are the leading subjects of La Fleur du mal. The film’s narrative structure is founded on a principle of repetition; it opens with Pierre Charpin’s corpse and it ends with Gérard’s (Bernard...

Family Issues: Oedipal Confrontations in 2 or 3 Things I Know about Him and The Flat

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Although Claude Lanzmann can hardly be said to have invented the investigative documentary interview, and impactful interviews had already appeared earlier, in films by Jean Rouch and Marcel Ophüls, among others, Shoah is remarkable...

Woman’s Place: The Absent Family of Film Noir

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

Book chapter

...The world view generated within the film noir entitles this group of films to be considered as a distinct and separate entity within the history of American film.The film noir period can be taken to coincide approximately...

Amateur Film, Automobility and the Cinematic Aesthetics of Leisure

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Dr. Gail Jackson tied the luggage to the roof of their Hudson and took his wife, Mabel, and their sons Phil and Fred, west on a holiday in the summer of 1947. He also packed his oval-shaped Keystone K-8 8mm movie camera with a key for its...

Hybrid Histories: Historicizing the Home Movie Dispositif

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In media historiography, there have generally been two approaches to historicize past media technologies and their practices. Whereas media historians generally focus on historical changes by maintaining a diachronic perspective on how...

The Maternal Myth

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Marlene Zuk, Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can’t Learn About Sex From Animals (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), Kindle edition, 50.The maternal instinct, as a behavior that arises absolute and predetermined from its...

Room

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

...Contexts for the novel and its adaptation On 19 April 2008, as three hostages were released from a cell in a small town near Vienna, international media began to report on the horrific story of Josef Fritzl...
Image
...The main action of this film takes place in 1932 - THE PAST, and 1937/8 - THE PRESENT. In 1932 Imogen is thirty-nine, Helen forty-three and Otto thirty-five. Springfield House. Summer. Early Evening. Long Shot. Past. The camera looks...

Film: Private/Production

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...One of the most prominent social functions of the medium of film should probably be sought in conversations on film. Talking about film can function as a “social lubricant,” it enables us to get to know someone by exchanging thoughts about...