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The New Realism – Girls on Top

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald teaches media and film in Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: 1999-2009

Auteur, 2010

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...Introduction British cinema has always been closely associated with realism. One of the most interesting recent aspects of this strain of film-making is the number of so-called ‘realist’ films that are being directed by women...

‘A Bath, a Toilet and a Field’: Dreaming and Deprivation in Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...3. States Parties, in accordance with national conditions and within their means, shall take appropriate measures to assist parents and others responsible for the child to implement this right and shall in case of need provide material...

It’s a Lottery

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...On 19 November 1994, 22 million UK television viewers witnessed 49 bouncing balls being rotated wildly by a machine known as Guinevere as the first-ever National Lottery draw organised by The National Lottery’s operator Camelot took place...

Ratcatcher

Annette Kuhn

Annette Kuhn is Emeritus Professor in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London, UK, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Publications include Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination; An Everyday Magic: Cinema and Cultural Memory (2002); Little Madnesses: Winnicott, Transitional Phenomena and Cultural Experience (2013); and, with Guy Westwell, Oxford Dictionary of Film Studies (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2020

Focused Study

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...Lynne Ramsay’s bleak yet beautifully photographed debut unflinchingly portrays life on a Glasgow housing estate during the 1973 refuse collectors’ strike, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old James Gillespie (William Eadie). After...

The Code of Psychology and Character Motivation

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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...This chapter will focus on films for which individual psychology – seen in terms of how the past influences characters’ mental states and thus how they behave in the present – is a clear and predominant force. No matter how unclear the root...

1990s and the New Millennium

Amy Sargeant

Amy Sargeant is Reader in Film at the University of Warwick, UK. Her publications include British Cinema, British Historical Cinema and Adventures in Motion Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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...A king as dictator: Ian McKellen in Richard III (Richard Loncraine, 1995)Julian Barnes’ 1998 novel, England, England, describes a fictitious project to build a theme park simulacrum of the realm on the Isle of Wight. Market research...