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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...

Wes Anderson

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

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Wes Anderson has directed and co-written (with Owen Wilson) the features Bottle Rocket (1996) and Rushmore (1998), which garnered Anderson both a Best Director Independent Spirit Award and a New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film...

Christine Vachon

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

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Christine Vachon, co-founder of Killer Films, is an independent producer whose films include Boys Don't Cry, Velvet Goldmine, Happiness, Kiss Me Guido, I Shot Andy Warhol, Stonewall, Kids, Safe, Go Fish, Swoon and Poison. She won...

Sam Cohn

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

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Sam Cohn has been a New York-based agent for nearly forty years; he served as the Director and Vice Chairman of International Creative Management from 1974 to 1999. His clients have included Woody Allen, Robert Altman, E. L. Doctorow, Nora...

Karyn Kusama

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

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...Karyn Kusama's first feature, Girlfight, won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Director's Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. It was also selected for the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes, where it won the Prix de la Jeunesse.When did...

Sidney Lumet

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

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

Book chapter

...In 1993, Sidney Lumet received the D. W. Griffith Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Directors Guild of America. His film-making career spans nearly fifty years, and includes the films Twelve Angry Men, Long Day's Journey Into Night...

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...