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Visual Pleasure and GIFs

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

Devil Hunter Yoko (Mamo no Hunta Yoko)

Philip Brophy

Philip Brophy is a film director, composer and sound designer. He is founder of the Cinesonic International Conference of Film Scores and Sound Design from which he has edited three books on film sound and music, the most recent being Cinesonic: Experiencing The Soundtrack (AFTRS Publishing, Sydney 2002). He has also written for The Wire, London, and Film Comment. He teaches cinema studies at RMIT University, Australia, and is the author of the BFI Screen Guides 100 Modern Soundtracks (2004) and 100 Anime (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Anime : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2005

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...As declaimed numerous times throughout Devil Hunter Yoko in a self-mocking tone, Yoko Mamano is the 108th Devil Hunter of the Mamano family. All the Devil Hunters have been women, and Yoko lives with her mother Sayoko and a feisty...

Plastic Little (Purasitikku Ritoru)

Philip Brophy

Philip Brophy is a film director, composer and sound designer. He is founder of the Cinesonic International Conference of Film Scores and Sound Design from which he has edited three books on film sound and music, the most recent being Cinesonic: Experiencing The Soundtrack (AFTRS Publishing, Sydney 2002). He has also written for The Wire, London, and Film Comment. He teaches cinema studies at RMIT University, Australia, and is the author of the BFI Screen Guides 100 Modern Soundtracks (2004) and 100 Anime (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Anime : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2005

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...Being in Japan can be likened to being in an episode of The Twilight Zone where you discover that Disneyland is the real world and everything you thought was real is actually a theme park. A cheap journalistic metaphor in some respects...

Structuralism and its Aftermaths

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...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

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...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...

Going Up West

Charlotte Brunsdon

Charlotte Brunsdon is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. Her books include London in Cinema (2007) and a study of G. F. Newman's controversial 1978 television series Law and Order (BFI TV Classics, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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London in Cinema : The Cinematic City Since 1945

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Like many Londoners born north of the river, I grew up knowing very little of south London; much of it might have been as remote as the south bank of the Amazon. My thoughts didn’t often stray eastwards, either. But the west beckoned...

Sunday by the Sea

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell is Senior Curator (Non-Fiction), BFI National Archive, UK. He is the author of 100 British Documentaries (2007) and co-editor of The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon (BFI 2004) and Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain (2010) and has been a regular contributor to BFI Screenonline. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 British Documentaries : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...A review praised Sunday by the Sea for injecting ‘a welcome personal note into British “documentary”’. A trade write-up labelled it ‘a diverting trifle for the masses’.Monthly Film Bulletin vol. 20 no. 235, August 1953, p. 127; Today...

“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

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...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

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...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

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...“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...