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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

Book chapter

...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...
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...Cocktail Lounge ‒ Night We only see his face, speaking through the shadows. He brushes his index finger lightly across his lips as he speaks. He knows: his lips are his most sexual organ. Julian You know who I...

Taxi Driver (1976)

Directed by

Martin Scorcese

Written by

Paul Schrader

Screenplay

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...TRAVIS GETS A JOB Film opens on exterior of Manhattan cab garage. Weather-beaten sign above driveway reads: ‘Taxi Enter Here.’ Yellow cabs scuttle in and out. It is winter, snow is piled on the curbs, the wind is howling. Inside the garage...

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Directed by

Danny Boyle

Written by

John Hodge

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...Gym. Day A black matt surface. It starts moving, slowly at first. It is the rubber treadmill of a running machine. A pair of male feet in trainers step on and start walking. The pace increases steadily, then the machine tilts to create...
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...Orton and Halliwell's Flat. Night. 1967. Kenneth Halliwell is looking straight at the camera. He is naked and bloody. He looks at something across the room. Halliwell Joe? John? He looks back at the camera. Orton and Halliwell's Flat...

Representation

Barry Jordan

Barry Jordan is Professor of European Cinema and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Allinson

Mark Allinson is Professor of Spanish, University of Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spanish Cinema: A Student's Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Why is Representation Important? The films seen by the largest number of people across the world come from the entertainment industry based in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Typically (in fact, overwhelmingly), they are produced by rich, white...

Epilogue

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is a Scientific Officer at the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RPF). Hadjikyriacou received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2010. His academic interests focus on gender history, history of masculinity, history and popular culture, visual sources in history and the history of Greek Cinema. In 2012 he was awarded the James Kaye Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis on history and visuality for the period 2009–11. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity and Gender in Greek Cinema : 1949–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Which new insights has a study on Greek cinema provided on the topic of Greek masculinity? Or, should we rather question which new insights a study on Greek masculinity may have provided on Greek cinema? This double analytical perspective...

Masculinity and Locality: Rural vs Urban Gender Identities

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is a Scientific Officer at the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RPF). Hadjikyriacou received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2010. His academic interests focus on gender history, history of masculinity, history and popular culture, visual sources in history and the history of Greek Cinema. In 2012 he was awarded the James Kaye Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis on history and visuality for the period 2009–11. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity and Gender in Greek Cinema : 1949–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Chapter 3 focuses on how masculinity and gender relations were represented in Greek popular films which depict rural environments and their connections with modern urban ideologies. In general, the Greek countryside was underrepresented...

Gender Representations and Gender Politics

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...Giorgio Olmoti’s (1998) book in the series devoted to the photographic history of Italy shows the seismic social changes which took place in the 1950s and 1960s. Photographs of peasant women bent double under huge loads, of lavish...