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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...

Screenwriter Spotlight #12: Diarra Kilpatrick

Lee Zahavi Jessup

Lee Zahavi Jessup, author of Getting It Write: An Insider’s Guide to a Screenwriting Career, is a highly sought after screenwriting career coach with 20+ years of industry experience. Lee’s clients include writers working in film and television, participants in the prestigious television writing programs, contest winners and many more. An invited speaker at the WGA, NBC, UCLA and countless screenwriting conferences, Lee is a contributor for Script Magazine and has been interviewed by many screenwriting-centric television shows, web series and podcasts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Breaking In : Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches

Routledge, 2017

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... SCREENWRITER SPOTLIGHT #12: Diarra Kilpatrick Diarra Kilpatrick is a native Detroiter. She studied drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Diarra is the creator and star of the web series American KoKo, which received the Best Web Series...

The 99 Percent: A Bottom-Up Conclusion—Alt-Labor and Organizing the Unorganized

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The Cart (2014, dir. Boo Ji-young), a South Korean film, highlights the worldwide dilemma of the precariat, even when they are fortunate to secure regular if underpaid and part-time work: they are sometimes promised regular full-time work...

Picture Editorial and the Use of the Sound Medium

David Lewis Yewdall

David Lewis Yewdall, MPSE is a veteran sound editor who has worked on over 100 feature films and TV series. He is currently Filmmaker-in-Residence at North Carolina School of the Arts. He is also the author of FILM - The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound

Focal Press, 1999

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... Picture Editorial and the Use of the Sound Medium THE BASTION OF ABSOLUTES You may wonder why I start this chapter with a review of the traditional film procedure of receiving, syncing, and preparing dailies for the picture editor to com...

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...