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Assimilating Aliens: Imagining National Identity in Oskar Panizza’s Operated Goy

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Around 1900, debates about German national identity were intimately related to the question of Jewish assimilation. This essay presents two literary grotesques—one written by a Jewish author in response to another by a non-Jewish...

Introduction: Theorising Colour and Ambivalence

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

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...Liberation and Ambivalence: Giotto’s Joy, Munch’s Depression Moments of liberation are ambiguous, even before the revolution begins to consume its children: divesting objects of the contexts that first lent them meaning cannot dispel...

Scientific Criticism: Evolutionary Theory

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

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...The human species is millions of years old. Our culture, however, our ability to do things like make meaningful marks on a page, is only about 40,000 years old. The kind of non-violent civilization regulated by laws that you take...

Transnational Film Studies

Dina Iordanova

Dina Iordanova is the author of Cinema of Flames (2001) and co-editor of The BFI Companion to Eastern European and Russian Cinema (2000). She teaches in communication at the University of Leicester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Transnational film studies approaches the cycle of film production, dissemination and reception as a dynamic process that transcends national borders and reflects the mobility of human existence in the global age; it explores the narrative...

Objective Representation

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In many respects, this part hinges on the idea of “soft determination” I discussed in Part III. Without overlooking the reciprocity between a medium’s physical base and the human subjects who apply and shape this base, I will focus...

Human Subjects—Alien Objects? Abjection and the Constructions of Race and Racism in District 9

Andrew M. Butler

Andrew M. Butler is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009), and author of The Pocket Essential Philip K. Dick (2007) and Solar Flares (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Science fiction frequently represents the other—aliens, robots, clones, and so forth—in order to discuss racial difference. Whilst this metaphor can facilitate a nuanced reading of often politicised situations, it can appear racist...

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...

The Brother from Another Planet

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Science Fiction Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2013

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...DIRECTOR John SaylesPRODUCER Peggy Rajski, Maggie RenziSCREENPLAY John SaylesDIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Ernest DickersonEDITOR John SaylesMUSIC Martin Brody, Mason DaringPRODUCTION DESIGN Nora ChavooshianMAIN CAST Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards...

Apache

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...One of a group of films from the early 1950s, including Broken Arrow (1950) and Across the Wide Missouri (1950), that take a more sympathetic view of the Indians than in earlier Westerns, Apache is scripted by James R. Webb, who ten years...
...The title is not a metaphor but the technical mechanism in a video camera. Black balance is an operation similar to white balance, a calibration of the tone and light level of white in a video camera. As white balance gives the camera...