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Ideological Criticism

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

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...Most movies you are likely to see are made in capitalist societies, and, in such societies, those with a great deal of wealth usually own and control the means of producing more wealth—factories, corporations, businesses, and the like...

Imaginary Signifiers/Voyeuristic Pleasures

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

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...Introduction The psychological effects of films on spectators have intrigued theoreticians since the medium’s inception. Two major psychological approaches to film can be discerned. One focuses upon the conscious perceptual and cognitive...

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

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...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...

The Successful Chorus of ‘The Second Wave’

Global Animation Theory : International Perspectives at Animafest Zagreb

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The paper was originally presented at the 7th annual Under the Radar conference (Vienna; http://under-radar.com/2017/ ). Preface: the images of ‘Father Power’ and the voices of women artists When...

Video Games and Animation

Chris Pallant

Chris Pallant is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, where he teaches courses on animation, film studies and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...At the time of writing (summer 2017), there is considerable excitement in animation and video game circles about the upcoming release of Cuphead (2017). The historic distinction that has been made between video games...

Introduction

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

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...This book analyses contemporary horror as a playground which offers negative and positive emotions to the player who is willing to engage with the genre’s painful and potentially traumatizing scenarios. It asks why this play is attractive...

The Piano (Australia / NZ / France, 1993): Love in a Rough Place

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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...Production companies: Jan Chapman Productions/CiBY 2000Producer: Jan ChapmanDirector/ Screenplay: Jane CampionPhotographer: Stuart DryburghProduction Designer: Andrew McAlpineMusic: Michael NymanEditor: Veronika JenetCast: Holly Hunter (Ada...

Abyss and Peak

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

...With this chapter, we come to the old woman in horror. There may be old horror heroines who are protagonists, however, I have not met them.It can be argued that the medium in Insidious 3 (2015, Leigh Whannell) functions as the protagonist...

Film Theory, Film Analysis

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The goal toward which all descriptive work strives is not the film as a real discourse (a series of images, sounds, and words arranged in a certain order, an object that may be attested), for the latter is already an achieved object before...

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (US, 2003): Violence as Art

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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...Production companies: A Band Apart / Miramax FilmsProducer: Lawrence BenderDirector/ Screenplay: Quentin TarantinoPhotography: Robert RichardsonProduction design: Yohei Taneda, David WascoArt Director: David BradfordEditor: Sally MenkeCast:...