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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...
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...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...

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...

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...

Hollywood and the Baby Boom in the 1950s

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

...At first, the baby boom’s impact on Hollywood was unclear. The social and economic changes that were bound up with the baby boom changed the habits of Hollywood’s audiences, but made no great difference to the makeup of that audience...

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...

From paternal authority to brotherhood: Soviet identity myths in transition

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 relates the construction of post-Soviet Russian identity and subjectivity to the notion of real or metaphorical brotherhood. A detailed analysis of Balabanov’s film Brother allows to interrogate this notion as an assumed...
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...A Field ‒ Day Julien wanders in a snowy field, looking around. He is young, maybe in his twenties, but acts and looks like he’s younger. He seems lost. He approaches a small Boy off-camera. JulienAll right. Whatcha got? BoyA turtle....

The Strange Case of My Son John

James Morrison

James Morrison is Professor of Literature and Film at Claremont McKenna College, USA. He is the author, co-author or editor of nine books, including Roman Polanski (2007) and Hollywood Reborn (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auteur Theory and My Son John

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...A Leo McCarey film, or what becomes an auteur Working most often in a minor key, McCarey embodied the modesty and lack of pretension that was a Cahiers baseline, but these were also, especially as auteurism gained traction and splintered...

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...