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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

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...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...

Kids and Families and Friends

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Kids and Families and Friends chapTer 10 KIDS AND FAMILIES AND FRIENDS Occasionally a child or two or an entire family is so lovable and specific, that rather than a deterrent to love, they are actually an opening to it....

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

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...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

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...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

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...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...

Trainspotting (1996)

Directed by

Danny Boyle

Written by

John Hodge

Screenplay

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...Street. Day Legs run along the pavement. They are Mark Renton's. Just ahead of him is Spud. They are both belting along. As they travel, various objects (pens, tapes, CDs, toiletries, ties, sunglasses, etc.) either fall or are discarded...

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

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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

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...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...

The Ferret-Faced Kid

Lee Server

Lee Server is an American writer. He is a graduate of New York University Film School. Server has written several books about Hollywood cinema and pulp fiction. His book on Ava Gardner, Love is Nothing (2006) was described as an “excellent biography” by Peter Bogdanovich. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Mitchum : “Baby, I Don’t Care”

Faber and Faber, 2001

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...His father was A tough son of a bitch, he would say proudly.The blood of early Scots-Irish settlers and American Indians ran in the veins of James Thomas Mitchum. He hailed from the town of Lane in eastern South Carolina, a small, slim...