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Fantasy, Authorship and Genre

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). 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...
...Introduction: British Punk Versus ‘Punk Cinema’ The brief yet resonant eruption of British punk rock from late 1975 (when the first trickle of punk bands appeared in London) to 1979 – rapidly followed by its less confrontational musical...

The Musical

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...The Hollywood musical is a product of the advent of sound, of the industry’s commitment to an ethos and to forms of entertainment represented, among other things, by the theatrical musical, by Broadway and by Tin Pan Alley, of its stake...

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

Book chapter

...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...

The Caves of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1950s French Cinema

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...In the aftermath of World War Two, Saint-Germain-des-Prés was the Parisian neighbourhood that probably best represented modernity. An ebullient intellectual and artistic life fuelled by various feats and legends soon made it famous...

When Are We Now? Walls and Memory in David Bowie’s Berlins

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...On his sixty-sixth birthday, following ten years without a release, David Bowie re-emerged with a new song and music video, ‘Where Are We Now?’ (The Next Day, 2013), which appeared in cyberspace unannounced and without fanfare. Within...

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...

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...

From Homosocial to Heterosexual: The Musical’s two Projects

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sound of Musicals

British Film Institute, 2010

Book chapter

...This article takes a fresh look at the beginnings of Hollywood musicals. I argue that existing treatments of the musical are so attendant to endings and to synchronic analysis that the beginnings of musicals have been lost in the shuffle...

‘A Triumph of Aura over Appearance’: Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl (1968) and the Hollywood Renaissance

Peter Krämer

Peter Krämer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is the author and editor of The Silent Cinema Reader (Routledge, 2003), Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (BFI, 2014), and The New Hollywood: From Bonnie and Clyde to Star Wars (Wallflower Press, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...‘Barbra’, Newsweek, 28 March 1966, 92.Barbra Streisand represents a triumph of aura over appearance. Her nose is too long, her bosom too small, her hips too wide. Yet when she steps in front of a microphone she transcends generations...