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Character, History, and Politics

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jeff Rush

Jeff Rush is an associate professor at Temple University's Department of Film & Media Arts. He has served as director of the MFA program and as Department Chair in Film & Media Arts. He received an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from the American Film Institute and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. In addition to teaching, Jeff has worked as a freelance screenwriter and has published numerous articles and books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alternative Scriptwriting : Beyond the Hollywood Formula

Focal Press, 2013

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... C haracter, History, and Politics In Richard Leacock’s 1964 documentary C ampaign Manager , a heated, meal- time strategy session slides into an equally intense argument over who ordered the medium-rare steak. A similar scene...

Politics

Felicity Colman

Felicity Colman is Director of Research Programmes at Kingston University, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deleuze and Cinema : The Film Concepts

Berg, 2011

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...Under the terms of a philosophy of difference, Deleuze’s approach to film teaches us that every screen text is political. In the logic of this system, movement-images reveal the falsity of narrative ‘truth’ and time-images hold...

‘To Take Ship to India and See a Naked Man Spearing Fish in Blue Water’

Colin MacCabe

Colin Maccabe is Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh and Associate Director of the London Consortium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Empire and Film

British Film Institute, 2011

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...I might have called this introductory essay ‘Never Apologise, Never Explain’. That was the advice offered by the late nineteenth-century Master of Balliol, Benjamin Jowett, to the young men whose education he oversaw, when the time came...

Introduction: Nation, Film, Child

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

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Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is incoming Distinguished Professor of Film at the University of Lincoln and visiting Distinguished Professor at the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research at the University of New South Wales. Her research covers film, the media, childhood, migration and Chinese visual culture. She is co-editor of Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture (I.B.Tauris, 2014), among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson is Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright is Reader in Hispanic Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The proposition underlying this book is not only that each of its three organizing concepts – the child, the nation and cinema – can sometimes illuminate unexpected aspects of the other two, but above all that the three taken in conjuncture...

Dialectic Film Montage

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

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...Introduction The concept of dialectic film montage has been used by formalists and cognitivists as a peculiar film device, whose dialectic or rather asymmetrical or contradictory film transitions enhance the viewers’ attention...

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European Film Industries

British Film Institute, 2003

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...The film industry is unlike any other. Its products are cultural, public as well as private goods, with a symbolic (historical, national, linguistic, social) significance that cannot be reduced to a mere commodity. No other industry has...

Righting English, or Does Spelling Matter?

Colin MacCabe

Colin Maccabe is Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh and Associate Director of the London Consortium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eloquence of the Vulgar : Language, Cinema and the Politics of Culture

British Film Institute, 1998

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...One of the great pleasures of moving to Strathclyde from Cambridge was to move from a campus to a city university. True, Cambridge is located in a city but the university in my day had no contact of any kind with either the local schools...

Gesture, Time, Movement

Janet Harbord

Janet Harbord is Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She is the author of several books on film and philosophies of the moving image, including Chris Marker: La Jetée (2009), The Evolution of Film (2006) and Film Cultures (2002). She is the recipient of grants from the AHRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Across the corpus of Giorgio Agamben’s work lie scattered a number of speculative propositions on what may be said to define or characterize the species of the human. One of the most forceful of these speculations occurs in the introduction...

The Acquisition of Finished Content

Scott Kirkpatrick

Scott Kirkpatrick is the Senior Vice President of North and South American business development and global digital strategy for DRG, a London-based production, development and distribution company that manages over 1,000 media properties, including Channel 4’s Shameless and ITV’s Doc Martin. Previously, Kirkpatrick served as executive director of distribution for MarVista Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based production and distribution company that produces original TV movies and has managed international TV deals on major franchises, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introduction to Media Distribution : Film, Television, and New Media

Focal Press, 2019

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... The Acquisition of Finished Content ‘Finished content’ refers to films, television programs or other media properties that have been fully produced and completed yet don’t have all their distribution outlets covered. While the most obvious...

The Politics of Development

Barbara Freedman Doyle

Barbara Freedman Doyle began her career as Assistant to the Senior VP of Worldwide Production at Tri-Star Pictures and continued as Coordinator/Production Supervisor on projects for CBS, NBC, Disney, TNT, Showtime, Hearst Entertainment, Hallmark, 20th Century Fox, and more. Currently, she is the Chair of the Film Division of Chapman University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Make Your Movie : What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking

Focal Press, 2012

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... The Politics of Development DEVELOPMENT HELL There are several stages to making a movie, and each can be brief or take years. There is the crafting or finding of the idea, then the writing of one or many drafts, or the optioning...