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Contemporary Crime

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...Criminals, crime, victims of crime, and official and unofficial agents of law, order and justice have featured in films since the turn of the century. The earliest American crime films include A Career in Crime (1900), The Bold Bank Robbery...

How to perform a critical race analysis

Alessandra Raengo

Alessandra Raengo teaches in the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, USA. Her research focuses on blackness in the visual and aesthetic fields. She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The purpose of this book has been to conceptualize how concerns addressed within Critical Race Theory can provide tools of formal analysis to be employed in film studies. The book’s narrative has drawn from three bodies of scholarship...

Introduction

Alessandra Raengo

Alessandra Raengo teaches in the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, USA. Her research focuses on blackness in the visual and aesthetic fields. She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The term “Critical Race Theory” emerged in the context of legal studies in the 1980s but has since come to indicate, more broadly, scholarship from several disciplines in the humanities that focuses on issues of race. When scholars...

The Attraction of Stars and Genres

Roy Stafford

Roy Stafford is a freelance lecturer and writer based in West Yorkshire, working in film education with independent cinemas. He is co-author, with Gill Branston, of The Media Student's Book (Routledge, 4th edition 2006) and has produced a wide range of film materials for teachers and students. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Understanding Audiences and the Film Industry

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...Using two detailed case studies in a similar way to Chapter 1, this chapter explores the importance of stars and genres in attracting audiences to specific films.Once film studies had begun to focus on genre as a useful critical tool...

Stacy Cochran

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Stacy Cochran wrote and directed the forthcoming Drop Back Ten (featured in the dramatic competition of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival), Boys (1995), and My New Gun, which was selected for the Directors' Fortnight at the 1992 Cannes Film...

David O. Russell

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...David O. Russell's films include the critically acclaimed Three Kings, Flirting with Disaster and Spanking the Monkey, which was the winner of the Audience Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, as well as recipient of Best First Feature...

Harmony Korine

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Harmony Korine's first involvement in film occurred when, at nineteen, he wrote the screenplay for Kids, directed by Larry Clark in 1995. He has since written and directed the features Gummo (Honorable Mention at the 1997 Venice Film...

Spike Lee

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Spike Lee's films include She's Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Crooklyn, Clockers, Girl 6, and Summer of Sam. Lee's NYU short, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1982), won...

Tim Robbins

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Director, writer and actor Tim Robbins has had starring roles in such films as The Shawshank Redemption, Arlington Road, The Hudsucker Proxy, Jacob's Ladder and The Player, for which he won the Best Actor award at the 1992 Cannes Film...

Frances McDormand

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Actress Frances McDormand has appeared in Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Chattahoochee, Hidden Agenda, Darkman, Short Cuts, Beyond Rangoon, Primal Fear, Madeline and Wonder Boys, among others. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress...