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Being John Malkovich: The Disappearing Lead Actor

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

Book chapter

...Upon initial viewing, this 1999 independent film seems a complete break from traditional storytelling, described by critics variously as “weird to the max,” “different from anything that came before it,” and “wonderful and inspired...

Melos, Drama, Melodrama: From Demy to Sirk to Antonioni

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

Book chapter

...Introduction In the first chapter of this book I mentioned the relationship between colour’s licence to roam free and the practices of both modernism and fantasy. In each case, the elements of which the film is composed may be peeled...

Conclusion: Psychoanalytic film theory today

Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan is Associate Professor of Film at the University of Vermont, US. He is the author of The Fictional Christopher Nolan (2012), Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema (2011), The Impossible David Lynch (2007), The Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (2007), and other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...We watch films because in some way they arouse our desire. Trailers exist in order to entice us to spend our time with a film that promises to speak to us on the level of desire. The masterpieces of the cinema are the works that stimulate...

Adapting the Literature of the Double: Manifestations of Cinematic Forms in Fight Club and Enduring Love

Costas Constandinides

Costas Constandinides is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He is the author of From Film Adaptation to Post-celluloid Adaptation (Continuum, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Film Adaptation to Post-Celluloid Adaptation : Rethinking the Transition of Popular Narratives and Characters across Old and New Media

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...The approach of this chapter is rather complex as it also discusses the development of cinematic form in relation to the adaptation journey of a media text by using two somewhat contradictory case studies: The film Fight Club (David...

The Shop Around the Corner: Fractured Symmetry

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

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...The sixth collaboration between screenwriter Samson Raphaelson and director Ernst Lubitsch, this picture, based on a stage play by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, appeared in 1940. Its basic kernel—about bitter rivals who have...

The Graduate: Passive Main Character

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

Book chapter

...The “passive main character” poses a vexing problem for screenwriters. As detailed in Chapter 1, the most commonly used tool in engaging audience attention is dramatic tension, which relies on a character who actively strives to achieve...

Introduction

Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan is Associate Professor of Film at the University of Vermont, US. He is the author of The Fictional Christopher Nolan (2012), Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema (2011), The Impossible David Lynch (2007), The Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (2007), and other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The intrinsic conjunction It is surprising that psychoanalysis took as long as it did to gain a foothold in film theory. The connection between psychoanalytic thought and the cinema is readily apparent. It is not purely coincidental...

The Maternal Myth

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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...Marlene Zuk, Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can’t Learn About Sex From Animals (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), Kindle edition, 50.The maternal instinct, as a behavior that arises absolute and predetermined from its...

The Piano (Australia / NZ / France, 1993): Love in a Rough Place

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production companies: Jan Chapman Productions/CiBY 2000Producer: Jan ChapmanDirector/ Screenplay: Jane CampionPhotographer: Stuart DryburghProduction Designer: Andrew McAlpineMusic: Michael NymanEditor: Veronika JenetCast: Holly Hunter (Ada...

North by Northwest: 1,700 Miles in Nine Sequences

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

Book chapter

...All writers should be aware of the profound distinction between a story (narrative) and the telling of a story (narration). A single story can be told any number of different ways, primarily by manipulating what the audience knows and when...