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The Big Picture

Mary Cybulski

Mary Cybulski is a script supervisor with more than twenty years experience. She has learned and invented techniques that have made her one of the most skilled and valued script supervisors in the US. She is the first call for many of our most inventive directors: John Sayles, David Mamet, Jodie Foster, M. Night Shyamalan, Ang Lee, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Tony Gilroy. During these years she has developed her craft by both learning and inventing professional techniques. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond Continuity : Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker

Focal Press, 2014

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... The Big Picture Here are a few unrelated but important points before I wrap up. ACTORS ARE ANGELS In your work as a script supervisor, you will from time to time come across touchy actors: actors who need absolute quiet, actors who freak...

A Feminine Mystique

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Writing of anxiety in the Victorian age, Nina Auerbach addresses the virtuosic social structure we may call “theatricality”:Glenn Close as Albert in Albert Nobbs (Rodrigo Garcia, Mockingbird/Trillium, 2011). Digital frame...

The dimensions of personality

Kira-Anne Pelican

Kira-Anne Pelican, PhD, is a writer, speaker and script consultant with 25 years of experience working in the British, American and Chinese film and television industries. She began her career assisting director Stanley Kubrick, took posts in visual effects production on The Matrix films, before working as a screenwriter, academic and script consultant. Her original screenplays have been optioned by the BBC, ITV and other independent producers and she has lectured on character development across the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Science of Writing Characters : Using Psychology to Create Compelling Fictional Characters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...A few months ago, one of my screenwriting clients approached me with her latest project. After working on the idea for nearly a year, she thought she was nearly there. As with all drafts that I’m given, I was excited to start reading...

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...

Wearing Text

Doing Text : Media After the Subject

Auteur, 2016

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...Context I am a teacher of English and Media Studies in a high achieving, non-selective faith school in Tower Hamlets. Although the majority of students I teach are British, many of them are second or third generation Asian or African. We...

Case Histories: Alienated Labor in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition and Zero History

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...William Gibson’s 2003 Pattern Recognition presents a gender shift from Neuromancer’s male protagonist “Case” to the female “Cayce,” a critical reworking of the figure of the global nomad, which John Marx recognizes as part...

Introduction

Sandra Meiri

Sandra Meiri is a senior lecturer and academic supervisor of film studies in the Department of Literature, Linguistics and Art, The Open University of Israel. She has taught many undergraduate, graduate courses, and seminars (on film theories, gender, sexuality, film history, film and psychoanalysis) in the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Odeya Kohen-Raz

Odeya Kohen Raz is a lecturer and coordinator of film theory teaching at the Sapir Academic College, a teaching coordinator in the Department of Literature, Linguistics and Art, The Open University of Israel, and teaches in the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Traversing the Fantasy : The Dialectic of Desire/Fantasy and the Ethics of Narrative Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This book establishes a new and comprehensive psychoanalytic model of spectatorship based on the conjunction of the operation of desire/fantasy in narrative film (classical, mainstream, and classical/mainstream authorial) and film...

Gender Change/Orientation

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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... Gender Change/Orientation chapTer 23 GENDER CHANGE/ ORIENTATION This is a new genre. Quite a few examples have been produced in the last twenty years. I’m not talking about gay love stories where both parties are gay. Those...

Structure

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... structure Heroes and Heroines – Where are We Going? the hero’s Journey: traveling in disguise in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, anthropologist Joseph Campbell described the eighteen stages of a journey that a hero like Jason must take...
...Despite their different cultural and historical contexts, Margarida Cardoso’s Kuxa Kanema: o nascimento do cinema (Kuxa Kanema: The Birth of Cinema, 2003) and Susana de Sousa Dias’s 48 (2010) are films with significant formal affinities...