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The Eiffel Tower: A Parisian Film Star

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...For a world-renowned icon that has been filmed from all angles, the Eiffel Tower remains intriguingly opaque. It still exudes an enigmatic fascination, like a film star coming from the silent era. At first glance, the immobile Tower seems...

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention, or Morder’s Amateur Toolkit

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Joseph Morder is one of the most prolific filmmakers in France. He started filming in 1967 after receiving his first Super 8 camera—a little Instamatic—for his eighteenth birthday, only two years after its release by Eastman Kodak. Since...

Joseph Morder, the “Filmateur”: An Interview with Joseph Morder

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Dominique Bluher: I would like to devote this interview to the notion of the “amateur,” not only because it is particularly meaningful with respect to your work, but also because in French the word “amateur” does not only mean a hobbyist...

Parisian Cinephiles and the Mac-Mahon

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...Paris stands at the centre of the phenomenal passion for film that France has maintained since the first screening of the Cinématographe at the Salon Indien of the Grand Café on the boulevard des Capucines on 28 December 1895. From...

Introduction

Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan is Associate Professor of Film at the University of Vermont, US. He is the author of The Fictional Christopher Nolan (2012), Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema (2011), The Impossible David Lynch (2007), The Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (2007), and other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The intrinsic conjunction It is surprising that psychoanalysis took as long as it did to gain a foothold in film theory. The connection between psychoanalytic thought and the cinema is readily apparent. It is not purely coincidental...

Conclusion

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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...In one particularly fascinating sequence in Lanzmann’s documentary Sobibor (2001), survivor Yehuda Lerner, who participated in a prisoners’ uprising at the Sobibor extermination camp, tells a memorable story about the moments immediately...

Conclusion: Psychoanalytic film theory today

Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan is Associate Professor of Film at the University of Vermont, US. He is the author of The Fictional Christopher Nolan (2012), Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema (2011), The Impossible David Lynch (2007), The Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (2007), and other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...We watch films because in some way they arouse our desire. Trailers exist in order to entice us to spend our time with a film that promises to speak to us on the level of desire. The masterpieces of the cinema are the works that stimulate...

Practice

Phil Powrie

Phil Powrie is Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Surrey, UK. He is Chair of the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies and Chief General Editor of Studies in French Cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Keith Reader

Keith Reader is Professor of Modern French Studies at the University of Glasgow. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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French Cinema: A Student’s Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...In this chapter, we will outline the types of academic work which have been produced on the French cinema, with a particular emphasis on work in the 1990s and beyond.In the 1990s, French cinema, in academic and film distribution circles...
...‘At the origin of this film is another’, explains the French filmmaker Nicolas Philibert at the outset of his 2007 documentary Retour en Normandie (Back to Normandy). Translations from the French are my own. That filmic...

The Star’s Script: Delon as Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chapter 7, Isabelle Vanderschelden investigates an overlooked period in Delon’s career, broadly 1976–1983. It investigates the star’s input into film production, then more specifically into screenwriting and directing. Vanderschelden...