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...Gulf: Tank Gorgon / Golden Sea. From long ago the Gorgon’s gaze stares through time into our days. Under seas, as slow as oil the Gorgon’s snaky tresses coil. The Gorgon under the golden tide brings ghettos, gulags, genocide. ECU-Land...
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...Omar Khayyam Restaurant, Bradford The blasphemers’ banquet table: there on mirrored cushions will sit Voltaire, me, Molière, Omar Khayyam, Lord Byron and that, that’s Salman Rushdie’s chair. It’s perfect for tonight’s blasphemers...

The Influence of the Popular Arts

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013

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... The Influence of the Popular Arts j Film as a narrative form had numerous influences, particularly the popular novel of the nineteenth-century1 and the theatrical genres of spectacle, pan- tomime, and melodrama.2 The character...
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...A city wall not quite sure where, no May Day posters plastered there. Flea market. Although it’s May Day no parade disturbs the new free world of trade, only the memory of a choir and from it one voice rising higher The lyra man. out...

History of Violence

Deeper than Oblivion : Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In this essay, we draw on the trends that link together critical theory of culture, mainly that engaging with national identity and narratives, with psychoanalytical-Freudian theory of the subject, in order to explore the concept of trauma....

Between Melodrama and Realism: Under the Skin of the City (2001)

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Fetishism and Curiosity (1996), Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006), and Visual and Other Pleasures (2nd edition, 2010), and the BFI Film Classic on ‘Citizen Kane’ (1992, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...The moment that I have chosen to discuss takes place in a film that brings together two cinematic stylistic traditions, social realism and melodrama. In her film, Under the Skin of the City/Zir-e poost-e shahr (2001), Rakhshan Bani Etemad...

Remembering the War: Three Postwar War Films

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

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...During the 15-year war, or the “Greater East Asian War,” as it is sometimes called,Nagisa Oshima, “The Defeated Have No Images: Had Television Existed at the End of the War,” 10. a great number of war films illustrated the hardships...

The Go-Between (2000)

Directed by

Joseph Losey

Written by

Harold Pinter

Screenplay

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...English Countryside. A River. Summer. Day. The river comes out of the shadow of a belt of trees. It flows gently through the weeds and rushes. Heat haze. Steam rising from rushes. Sound of approaching horses’ hooves. A pony carriage drives...

Queer Desires in the Maghreb and France

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 Departing from a focus on women, this chapter examines three films that foreground men of Maghrebi heritage who desire other men and experience their bodies as sites of sexual non-conformity: L’Armée du salut, Tarik...

Dredd (2012)

Directed by

Pete Travis

Written by

Alex Garland

Screenplay

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...Cursed Earth – Day1 Blasted rock and dust, as far as the eye can see. Anderson voice-over America is an irradiated wasteland. A Cursed Earth, in which a single outpost of civilisation remains. Stretching from Boston to Washington… A vast...