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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

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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...

A Diary for Timothy

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Humphrey Jennings is routinely considered one of the greatest British documentary film-makers, though his reputation rests on a very few films, little more than four hours in combined running time (out of a total output, as director...

Hybrid Histories: Historicizing the Home Movie Dispositif

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...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...

Five Easy Pieces

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 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Arguably among the best of the cycle of American road movies of the 1960s and early 70s and a key moment in the flowering of the American New Wave, Five Easy Pieces followed Head (1968) to mark the second film in what would become a long...

The Savages

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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...Emerging alongside Thank You for Smoking (2005), Adrienne Shelly’s Waitress (2007), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Juno (2007), The Savages is another of the recent Fox Searchlight pictures that manages to successfully merge an independent...

Do bigha zamin

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Bollywood Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2005

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...Bimal Roy, one of India’s foremost film-makers, made many films that should be included in this volume but, given the numerical limits, I have had to select the very best of an outstanding oeuvre (Bandini, Devdas and Madhumati). Many...

Clean, Shaven

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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...Filmed over a two-year period because of its low budget, Kerrigan’s debut feature is representative of the more radical end of the independent spectrum. As a director, Kerrigan’s adoption of an independent sensibility is not purely a result...