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Fabulous Thinking, Chimeric Voice: Kathy High’s Lily Does Derrida: A Dog’s Video (2010)

Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In memory of Pancho (2001–13) ‘I am … was a dog’, the eponymous Lily from Kathy High’s Lily Does Derrida: A Dog’s Video (2010) corrects herself. She does this in the same way any human speaker, if self-reflexive enough, would be able...

Unintentional Mediation: Bottle Rocket

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

Book chapter

...The main aim of the following analyses is to reduce a film, conceived as a syntagmatic message, down to an underlying system of paradigms. Analysis of a paradigmatic bundle gradually works towards the abstraction and isolation of symbolic...

Where are genres located?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

Book chapter

...Consider for example the proceedings that we call ‘games’. I mean board-games, cardgames, ball-games, Olympic games, and so on. What is common to them all? – Don’t say: ‘There must be some thing common, or they would not be called “games” –...

Never Let Me Go (2011)

Directed by

Mark Romanek

Written by

Alex Garland

Screenplay

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...Field ‒ Early Evening Long shadows as the sun goes down. A field, by a road, lined with a fence. Snagged in the barbed wire are hundreds of plastic bags. Refuse and litter, blown by the wind, until they were caught. Kathyvoice-over I’m...

The Symbolic Storyworld of Wes Anderson

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

Book chapter

...Beneath the level of [ … ] simple narrative meaning, we get a more elementary level of forms themselves, communicating with each other, interacting, reverberating, echoing, morphing, transforming one into the other...

4. Stop Me If You Think that You’ve Heard this One Before

James Franco

James Franco grew up in the northern California town of Palo Alto. He is an actor, director, screenwriter and artist. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, the Spider-Man trilogy, Howl, Oz the Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, and This Is The End. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Herbert White : Poems and Prose

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

The Cowboy, the Spaceman and the Guru: Character and Convention in the Screenwriting of Toy Story

Toy Story : How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...And thank goodness we were just too young, rebellious and contrarian at the time. That just gave us more determination to prove that you could build a better story. And a year after that, we did conquer it. And it just went to prove...

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...

1. There is a Light that Never Goes Out

James Franco

James Franco grew up in the northern California town of Palo Alto. He is an actor, director, screenwriter and artist. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, the Spider-Man trilogy, Howl, Oz the Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, and This Is The End. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Herbert White : Poems and Prose

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

In Bruges (2008)

Directed by

Martin McDonagh

Written by

Martin McDonagh

Screenplay

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...Bruges Streets – Night Various shots of the empty, cobblestoned, other-worldly streets of Bruges, Belgium. It’s winter, and a freezing fog covers everything; the Gothic churches, the narrow canals, their odd little bridges. We could...