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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...

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...

Introduction: Cinema, Globalization, and the Posthuman Object

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This book traces the progressive redrawing of the boundaries between humans and objects as represented in cinema from the end of the nineteenth century, when French cinema dominated the global film industry, to the first decades...

Toy Stories through Song: Pixar, Randy Newman and the Sublimated Film Musical

Susan Smith

Susan Smith is Reader in Film Studies at the University of Sunderland, UK. She is author of Elizabeth Taylor (BFI/Palgrave, 2012), Voices in Film (Wallflower Press, 2007), The Musical: Race, Gender and Performance(Columbia University Press, 2005) and Hitchcock: Suspense, Humour and Tone (BFI, 2000). She also co-edits the BFI’s Film Stars series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toy Story : How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...From the initial sunny bars of Randy Newman’s solo rendition of ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ near the start of Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995) to the Gipsy Kings’ flamenco version (‘Para El Buzz Espanol’) during the closing credits of Toy...

Us versus them: fantasies of otherness in the construction of post-Soviet identity

Irina Souch

Irina Souch is Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The chapter continues the investigation of strategies used by individuals and groups to determine and defend their post-Soviet identities. The analysis of Brother’s sequel Brother 2, demonstrates how identification is derived from...
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...Demolition Site. Day Main titles over. A building collapses in Brooklyn. Stewart Mcbain, his Foreman and a policeman are at a table with detonating equipment. Stewart is entranced by the perfection of his destruction. He prepares...

Home and Road

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

...Anthony Giddens, Modernity and Self-Identity (Redwood City: Stanford University Press, 1991), 75.We are, not what we are, but what we make of ourselves.When Rick kicked Carol out of his group in AMC’s zombie television series The Walking...

Mature Movies

James Russell

James Russell is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. His last book was The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2007). His short writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, the Journal of American Studies, the Guardian and numerous edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley is an independent scholar based in the UK. He writes on American cinema history, and is the author of Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy and American Culture (2010). His short writing has also appeared in The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood and the Baby Boom : A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Initially, Steven Spielberg’s identity as a filmmaker had been defined by his youth. As Spielberg approached forty in the mid-1980s, his story needed a new chapter. The process had begun in 1984, when he signed to direct an adaptation...

Bellamy (2009): More than Meets the Eye

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

...Claude Chabrol derived inspiration for Bellamy from a 1987 case: It was in the newspapers. We were inspired by a real event. The story of Emile Leullet/Noël Gentil comes from the Dandonneau affair. Yves Dandonneau was an insurer who wanted...

Raising Arizona (1987)

Directed by

Joel Coen

Written by

Ethan Coen

and

Joel Coen

Screenplay

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...A Wall With horizontal hatch lines. Voice-Over … Call me Hi. A disheveled young man in a gaily colored Hawaiian shirt is launched into frame by someone offscreen. He holds a printed paddle that reads ‘NO. 1468-6 NOV 29 79.’ The hatch...