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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...

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...

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...

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...

Socialist Night Fever

Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I remember a party at my friend’s flat, an opera singer. Some 500 people showed up. It was winter. The hall was full, outside 100 more waiting. Some held the elevator doors and made their own party there. The police arrived and tried...

What’s at stake in the history of literary genre theory?

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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...We discover that the critical theory of genres is stuck precisely where Aristotle left it. The very word ‘genre’ sticks out in an English sentence as the unpronounceable and alien thing it is. Most critical efforts to handle such generic...

Transformers: Rescue Bots: Representation in Disguise

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...TV animation series aimed at children and teens often feature subtle (and not so subtle) content aimed at an adult audience. There are multiple layers of meaning which can be in the form of subversion for political purposes, simple pop...

Lust, Trust, and Educational Torture

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

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...Caroline in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017, CW) starts as a dumb blonde who performs life from a me-me-me script.See Joel Stein, “The New Greatest Generation: Why Millennials Will Save Us All,” Time, May 20 (2013): 28–35. See also English...

Funding

Maxine Trump

Maxine Trump got her start in radio and television, working for seven years in development and commissioning for BBC Comedy in the UK. She emigrated to the US in 2003 to become a director of television commercials and has received both Gold and Silver BDA awards for her work. She went on to direct short documentaries and TV shows for various networks including TNT, the Sundance Channel and Discovery. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmaker's Roadmap : A Practical Guide to Planning, Production and Distribution

Routledge, 2019

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... Funding It is hard to place this chapter about funding after production because of course it will go side by side. For new filmmakers you are often shooting a few scenes to make a short 10-minute pitch reel possibly before you have...