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A Cinema of Abjection?

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University, USA. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema that began with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema - Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and was given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Two films from Cannes Two films that prompted much discussion at the 2016 Cannes Festival were the Palme d’Or winner, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, and the surprise of the festival...

Alex Garland

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Alex Garland‘Jim’s a normal decent guy and in the normal sequence of events he’s going to kill anyone with a baseball bat …’ Jim (Cillian Murphy) alone in a deserted London, outside the House of Parliament.‘Structure is what I love’Both...

Provocation and perversity: Lars von Trier’s cinematic anti-philosophy

The Global Auteur : The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Ever since his early “European” features and provocative Dogme 95 period, Lars von Trier has been both celebrated as a brilliant stylist and criticized as a cynical charlatan. What his twenty-first century “cinema of cruelty”Indeed, von...

Darren Aronofsky

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Darren Aronofksy‘What is that noise?’ Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto) discovers that his mother Sara, (Ellen Burstyn) is addicted to drugs of a different kind.‘Hit them with emotion after emotion’Darren Aronofsky burst on to the US independent...

Thinking The Event—The Virtual In Michael Haneke

Oliver C. Speck

Oliver C. Speck is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. His scholarly writing focuses on the representation of memory and history in French, German and other European cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Funny Frames : The Filmic Concepts of Michael Haneke

Continuum, 2010

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...Critics generally understand Michael Haneke's films as a trenchant critique of our society and its postmodern relativism. One motive in particular that has earned Haneke the reputation of being “the last moralist of cinema”: in practically...

The Funny Frame

Oliver C. Speck

Oliver C. Speck is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. His scholarly writing focuses on the representation of memory and history in French, German and other European cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Funny Frames : The Filmic Concepts of Michael Haneke

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...While finishing this book in the summer of 2009, two uncanny coincidences opened up on the plane of immanence. The day after the much-publicized death of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009, I watched, again, 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des...

Richard Linklater’s post-nostalgia and the temporal logic of neoliberalism

The Global Auteur : The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Of all the main Oscar contenders in the 2015 awards season, few were as widely and intensely beloved as Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (2014). This low-budget, independent production, pieced together over the course of twelve years, had...

Ted Tally

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Ted Tally‘There has never been a relationship between two main characters like this.’ Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) intimidates Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster).‘Refrigerator Questions’After studying theatre as an undergraduate at Yale...

Migration and contemporary Indian cinema: A consideration of Anurag Kashyap and la politique des auteurs in the times of globalization

The Global Auteur : The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter will examine the career of Anurag Kashyap, a leading film director of contemporary Indian cinema. Kashyap is one of the few in a new generation of directors to have been hailed specifically as an auteur in Indian film critical...

Guillermo Arriaga

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Guillermo Arriaga‘Each one is a son of a bitch.’ El Chivo (Emilio Echevarría) waits for the right moment to re-enter his daughter’s life.‘You do not choose what you write, it chooses you.’Guillermo Arriaga is the author of three novels...