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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

...In Tesis (1996), Alejandro Amenábar's debut feature, Professor Castro announces to a Film Studies class that a colleague, the asthmatic Professor Figueroa (thesis supervisor of female lead, Angela, played by Ana Torrent), has had a heart...

‘Because you were home’: Anonymous and Random Death

Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...We face an enemy determined to bring death and suffering into our homes.Kristen: ‘Why are you doing this to us?’Dollface: ‘Because you were home …’Random and anonymous death and a sense of nihilism were present in horror long before 9/11....

‘Torture Porn’ and What It Means to Be American

Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...But [America] goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy …Quoted in The 9/11 Commission Report (2004: 47).We believe that the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans. Nothing shall stop you except...

Animated Nationalism 1937–41

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In his study of American culture in the 1930s, David Eldridge has made the argument for ‘mass communication of radio, cinema and advertising forging national bonds’ (Eldridge 2008, 23). Due to the social dislocation experienced...

1950–70: Defining a Genre

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...Hollywood’s science-fiction output in the 1950s reflected the tensions, conflicts, and debates playing out in the broader American political landscape … accurately assessing the fears and desires of Cold War America.Academic work...

Cannes, 2008

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Ten years after Central Station triumphed at the Berlin Film Festival, the 2008 Cannes festival was heralded as one in which the South Americans were showing in force. It was no longer the case that a lone Brazilian of an international...

They Won’t Stay Dead: The Ghosts, Zombies and Vampires of 9/11

Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Ghost stories are to do with the insurrection, not the resurrection, of the dead.One need not be a chamber to be haunted.The dead returned with a vengeance after September 11, literally in horror cinema. 9/11 resulted in a transformative...

9/11 as Horror

Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...In his article for The Nation, ‘9/11 in a Movie-Made World’, Tom Engelhardt argues that the United States has cinematically imagined ‘9/11’ long before it happened (2006: 15). Our cinema has presented the destruction of New York...

Writing About French Films

Phil Powrie

Phil Powrie is Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Surrey, UK. He is Chair of the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies and Chief General Editor of Studies in French Cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Keith Reader

Keith Reader is Professor of Modern French Studies at the University of Glasgow. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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French Cinema: A Student’s Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...In this section we include specimen essays by students on French cinema, and sequence analyses by Phil Powrie. The purpose is to show you how you can write on a film or on a topic. We have therefore commented on each piece from a variety...

Digital Acinema from Afrance

William Brown

William Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Roehampton, UK. He is the author of Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (2013), Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe (2010), with Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, and co-editor, with David Martin-Jones, of Deleuze and Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Non-Cinema : Global Digital Film-making and the Multitude

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...I did not remember much of the plot of Alain Gomis’s L’Afrance (France/Senegal, 2001) after seeing it for the first time at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, London, in November 2013. I knew that the film is about a Senegalese man, El Hadj Diop...