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‘Hymn to Mother’: Tengrism, Motherhood and Nationhood

Rico Isaacs

Rico Isaacs is a Reader in Politics at Oxford Brookes University. His research focuses on nation-building and institutions in post-Soviet Central Asia. He writes regularly on Central Asian politics and culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Identity in Kazakhstan : Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture in Central Asia

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...This is the first of two chapters that explore narratives within modern Kazakh cinema that are distinct from the ‘civic’ and ‘ethnic’ accounts put forward by the regime. The first of these narratives pivots upon a reading of nationhood...

Spain: The Heresies of Don Luis

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...‘You cannot imagine the richness of the mysteries of the Virgin Mary.’ Edith Scob as the Queen of Heaven in Buñuel’s La Voie Lactée (The Milky Way) (1969).The Resurrection is one of the central mysteries of the Christian religion. In Luis...
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...Cristina’s Room ‒ Day Male and female clothing is strewn around an upper-middle-class room, decorated in good taste. A leather jacket hangs draped over a chair and a lead-blue dress lies on the floor. Cristina...

Italy: Christianity and Neo-Realism

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...The meek shall inherit the earth. François Périer and Giulietta Masina in Federico Fellini's The Nights of Cabiria (1956).Probably in no country in Europe are the contrasting origins of our civilisation – going back to paganism on the one...

Irish Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Although cinemagoing has proved a consistently popular leisure activity in Ireland, there was for many years little by way of a native film industry.There are several reasons for this. Ireland is a small country that has lacked the size...

Introduction

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...At some stage in European civilisation, Christianity ceased to be the paramount driving force; it ceased to be both the primary inspiration of art, and the measure of that art’s true value – its final court of appeal, so to speak...

Russia Again: Millennial Faith and Nihilism

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...‘A [. . .] powerful psycho-political study of the conditions of life in contemporary Russia’: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan (2014).It has been one of this book’s governing contentions that, when it comes to matters of high art and meaning,...

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Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Unavailability chapTer 28 UNAVAILABILITY There are many reasons one of your two lovers might be unavailable. Here is a starting list for you: he/She iS dying The love story set in the midst of someone dying is a sub-genre that keeps...

The Future of Academic Film Study

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is film critic for The Age (Melbourne) and author of a study of Terrence Malick forthcoming from bfi Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Naremore

James Naremore is Emeritus Chancellors’ Professor at Indiana University. He is the author of a number of books, including Acting in the Cinema (1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli (1993), More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (1998; 2008) and On Kubrick (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Mutations : The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

British Film Institute, 2003

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...I think the problem is one of having too much information, excessive knowledge. There is no longer enough doubt about artistic modes of operating, doubt concerning what the painter or filmmaker is searching for. It’s terrible that a certain...

Creating Historiography: Alan Gilsenan’s Formal Reframing of Amateur Archival Footage in Home Movie Nights

Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is lecturer in Film Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. He has published Ireland’s Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009), and also written on Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives in various collections of essays, including Screening Irish America (2009), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007), and Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013). He contributes regularly to Estudios Irlandeses, the Spanish Journal of Irish Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Home Movie Nights, by Sara Berkeley, was published in 1995 by New Island Books, one year before Gilsenan’s series went into production.Ratcheted, in stills,how thin and brown the smooth-limbedbrothers, throwing off their casts of sand (Bury...