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Visual Pleasure and GIFs

Compact Cinematics : The Moving Image in the Age of Bit-Sized Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Some say “jiff,” I say “giff,” out of respect for the hard G in Graphic. However, in spoken English, this can cause confusion. People think you are saying the word gift. Why this footnote? Pronunciation is the least interesting thing about...

Structuralism and its Aftermaths

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...An important strand of film theory could be said to have turned ‘structuralist’ in the 1970s. But what does ‘structuralist’ mean? The first thing to be clear about is that the structures involved are the structures of language...

Scenes of Liturgy and Perversion in Buñuel

Luis Buñuel : New Readings

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...I There is nothing new in saying that L’Âge d’or (1930) launches from the very heart of Christianity, namely, of Christ himself, a sacrilegious denunciation of Catholicism. The last section of the film projects Christian iconography upon...

“Whatever Happened to Gigi Darlene?” Object Lessons for a Disappearing and Reappearing Corpus

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disposable Passions : Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Carolyn Steedman, Dust: The Archive and Cultural History (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002), 45.[N]othing starts in the Archive, nothing, ever at all, though things certainly end up there. You find nothing in the Archive...

Ephemerality between Fantasy and Reality: Sexploitation, Fan Magazines, and the Adults-Only Film and Publishing Industries

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disposable Passions : Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...As suggested in the previous chapter, the haptic and ephemeral qualities of vintage pornographic imagery remain one of its primary appeals to would-be consumers, encouraging erotic modes of viewing that gingerly caress the degraded image...

Introduction

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disposable Passions : Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...“I should explain that adult movies—X movies, Triple X, whatever you want to call them—have never particularly aroused me. On the contrary, I found myself drawn to them because of my disenchantment with mainstream films,” confesses...

Conclusion

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disposable Passions : Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...As early as 1974, critics said of iconic Deep Throat (1972) star Linda Lovelace, “it is a sure thing that those of her fans who are still alive in 2006 will spend part of their Social Security check to see her.”Kenneth Turan and Stephen F...

Softcore Star

Keri Walsh

Keri Walsh is Assistant Professor of English at Fordham University in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mickey Rourke

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...The more remote that I became, the more they liked it.In the glittering, moneyed Hollywood of the 1980s, Rourke hit the big time, taking risks in his choice of roles and turning in a few inspiring performances. But the broad arc of his...

Preservational Ethics, Cultural Distinctions, and Vintage Pornoisseurship in the Internet Age

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disposable Passions : Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...We could wait 20 years until we turn up a 35mm vault negative of [A] Climax of Blue Power [1974], or we can put out a watchable but unimpressive version now. Trust me[;] we would love a stellar version on DVD, but we need to serve fans...

Bodies and Passions

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

Book chapter

...I cannot make use of what [the imagination tells] me – about women’s bodies for instance – their passions – and so on, because the conventions are still very strong. If I were to overcome the conventions I should need the courage of a hero,...