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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...

Irish Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...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...

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...

Spectatorship and Audience Research

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...The often fraught and contested concept of the film spectator has been central to film theory since the 1970s. Different notions of spectatorship are deployed to determine the ideological effects of the cinema, spectatorial pleasure...
...In this essay I want to examine the ways in which the cult British film The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973) employs a hybrid musical soundtrack, composed by the New York-based musician Paul Giovanni, that merges the syntactical codes...

Squaring The Circle

Jonathan Rosenbaum

Jonathan Rosenbaum is film critic for the Chicago Reader and author of Movie Wars (2002) and Dead Man (BFI Modern Classics, 2000), among many other books. 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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...Note: The following article was written in 2000 for the Chicago Reader, to coincide with the release of Jafar Panahi’s The Circle – although a differently edited version was published – and several traces of these journalistic origins have...

Circumatlantic Media Migrations

Movie Mutations : The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...1. Old and new suitcases Ann Arbor, Bastille Day 2002 Dear Lucia, It is good to hear from you as you make your move from Durban to Johannesburg, and are preparing to make the leap across the Atlantic. As the descendant of European Jews...

Embodying Islam

Kaya Davies Hayon

Kaya Davies Hayon is an Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sensuous Cinema : The Body in Contemporary Maghrebi Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction The previous chapter of this book examined three films that show Maghrebi(-French) women challenging patriarchal expectations through their bodies and the embodied practice of dance. Retaining a focus...

Passion, Agamben and the Gestures of Work

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Film is linked to the movements and rhythms of work. Recent critical writing has opened new perspectives on the medium’s relation to labor, energy and the human body. Mary Ann Doane points out that the emergence of cinema coincided...