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...What can we learn from call centres about the place of voice in documentary? Although these two sites – the offshore call centre and documentary’s vocal conventions – may seem at first to have little to do with each other, I will suggest...
...Scholarly discussion of documentary film and ‘the voice’ tends to focus on the politics of representation – who gets to speak for whom and how (see, for example, Nichols 1994; Ruby 1991). Given the power dynamics that often organize...
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...Gulf: Tank Gorgon / Golden Sea. From long ago the Gorgon’s gaze stares through time into our days. Under seas, as slow as oil the Gorgon’s snaky tresses coil. The Gorgon under the golden tide brings ghettos, gulags, genocide. ECU-Land...
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...Westminster. A Door. Day A hand (the sleeve military, the hand gloved) knocks tentatively on the worn wood. Westminster. Anteroom. Day Opening, the door discloses a royal waiting-room. Robed and crowned, but settled comfortably among...

On Analogical Thinking

Global Animation Theory : International Perspectives at Animafest Zagreb

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction An ‘intense and emotionally exhausting slice of life’ (Cinephilia and Beyond n.d.). Is film able to cut a slice of life? On the basis of an intense and emotionally exhaustive experience? Is it able to change life? One might...

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Directed by

Joel Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...A Whiskey Tumbler It sits on an oak bar under a glowing green banker’s lamp. Two ice cubes are dropped in. From elsewhere in the room: ManoffI’m talkin’ about friendship. I’m talkin’ about character. I’m talkin’ about – hell, Leo, I ain’t...

Literally Documenting Her Voice: Valie Export’s Vocal-Visual Experiments with Screen Media

Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Valie Export is an artist, filmmaker, curator and educator whose work has been central to the feminist avant-garde. In defending the idea of a specifically feminist avant-garde Schor writes ‘the feminist art...
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...Omar Khayyam Restaurant, Bradford The blasphemers’ banquet table: there on mirrored cushions will sit Voltaire, me, Molière, Omar Khayyam, Lord Byron and that, that’s Salman Rushdie’s chair. It’s perfect for tonight’s blasphemers...

Playing God: Film Stars as Documentary Narrators

Annabelle Honess Roe

Annabelle Honess Roe is a lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK, where she is the programme director for Film Studies. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on animation, documentary and popular culture more broadly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Over the past few decades the use of well-known film actors to narrate mainstream, commercial documentary films and television series has become increasingly common. We can think of Tom Cruise’s enthusiastic and awe-inspired narration...

The Fundamental Lie: Lip Sync, Dubbing, Ventriloquism and the Othering of Voice in Documentary Media

Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...This chapter will address the complex relationship between the represented body and face of a subject and the vocal expressions attached to them in documentary media. I will do this by examining instances in documentary where one voice has...