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Fantasy, Authorship and Genre

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Who Made What In Chapter 1 I suggested that a series of creative decisions taken by Fritz Lang in the concluding moments of You Only Live Once effectively transform both the tone and narrative possibilities of the film, giving rise...

Musical Address: Expansion, Confinement and Kinaesthetic Contagion

Samantha Colling

Samantha Colling is Lecturer in Film and Media at Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Development Tutor in the Arts and Humanities Graduate School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction In the previous chapter I explored how the spectacle of the body in sports performances invites particular kinaesthetic pleasures. The musical numbers in girl teen films rely on similar pleasures that bring the body in action...

Live-Action Adaptations

Kyle Meikle

Kyle Meikle is Assistant Professor of Communication and English at the University of Baltimore, USA, and Film Reviews Editor for Adaptation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptations in the Franchise Era : 2001–16

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When Queen Elsa (voiced by Tony Award winner Idina Menzel) resolves to ‘Let It Go’ in Disney’s Frozen (2013), she does so in grandly physical terms. Elsa, possessed of the ability to control ice and snow, tosses the glove that keeps her...

When the Golden Kids Met the Bright Young Men and Women

Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Communist culture industry There is a song from the Czechoslovak dissident community, originally broadcast in English over Radio Free Europe during the 1980s, that lists an array of privileges, consumer goods and creature comforts only...

Divisions and Dislocations: A Journal for 1994

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...James Toback (photo by Brian Hamill) Introduction – David Thomson Not too many American film-makers would own up to keeping diaries. As in Washington, so in Hollywood, the diary can become an incriminating document – of those in power...

Creation and the Artist: Federico Fellini in conversation with Damien Pettigrew

John Boorman

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John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...Federico Fellini (photo by Damien Pettigrew) Introduction The idea of a long filmed interview with Fellini first came to me in the summer of 1983 during a week-long stay in Rome with Italo Calvino. I was producing a film-portrait...

Lunch and a Book: Observations on Director/Cameraman Relations

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...Relationships between the director and cameraman on any film differ as much as the film subjects themselves. Some associations are complex, some uncomplicated. The physics of filming remain the same, but personalities vary enormously. I...

Bursting Out Into Opera

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...Near the end of Federico Fellini’s E la nave va (And the Ship Sails On), a beautiful girl from an upper-crust family breaks away from the people of her class and joins a poor Serbian student as he and other peasants board a life boat facing...

The Country Film Star: Kris Kristofferson

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction Kris Kristofferson has sustained a career in music and film for almost forty years, releasing his first album Kristofferson in 1970 and his twenty-second, The Cedar Creek Sessions, in 2016. He last starred in the Western film,...

Kaurismäki’s Musical Moments: Genre, Irony, Utopia, Redemption

The Films of Aki Kaurismäki : Ludic Engagements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...There are some great moments that conclude Aki Kaurismäki’s films. Their magnitude arises at least in part from the narrative that precedes them. It is hard to watch the life of a gritty protagonist swirl into chaos. Often the only thing...