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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...

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...

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...

Never Let Me Go (2010)

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...

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...

Fraternal Rivalry: The Darjeeling Limited and Hotel Chevalier

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 contradiction that The Darjeeling Limited (2007) attempts to resolve is implicit throughout the film: the absolute conflict between the mother and father, the parents of the Whitman brothers (Francis, Jack and Peter), a conflict...

Adam & Paul

Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is lecturer in Film Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. He has published Ireland’s Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009), and also written on Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives in various collections of essays, including Screening Irish America (2009), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007), and Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013). He contributes regularly to Estudios Irlandeses, the Spanish Journal of Irish Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Lenny Abrahamson : A Filmmaking of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Celtic Tiger cinema: From short films to features In the wake of the critical success of 3 Joes, and drawn from his doctoral research towards more cinematic work, Lenny Abrahamson...

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Directed by

Danny Boyle

Written by

John Hodge

Screenplay

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...Gym. Day A black matt surface. It starts moving, slowly at first. It is the rubber treadmill of a running machine. A pair of male feet in trainers step on and start walking. The pace increases steadily, then the machine tilts to create...

The Dark Stage

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

...One of my favorite horror scenes is in the British monster movie The Descent (2005, Neil Marshall), where six women go on a trip into a mountain cave system. It happens after tunnels collapse behind them and there is no turning back...

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...