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Five Easy Pieces

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Arguably among the best of the cycle of American road movies of the 1960s and early 70s and a key moment in the flowering of the American New Wave, Five Easy Pieces followed Head (1968) to mark the second film in what would become a long...

(Mad Max 2) The Road Warrior

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Director-writer George Miller’s follow-up to 1979’s Mad Max is proof that not all sequels are inferior. Made on a vastly increased budget, the film turned Gibson, playing the leather-clad loner in monosyllabic Clint Eastwood mode...

Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället)

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...An influential work not least for its transformation of the road trip into an allegorical contemplation of the passage of life and its emphasis on the significance of the journey over the final destination, Wild Strawberries remains among...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Promoted as teen-movie guru John Hughes’ first adult comedy, no doubt on the strength of a number of profanity-laden sequences, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is an enjoyable addition to the mismatched travelling companions road-movie...

The Cannonball Run

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Included as representative of the cycle of late-1970s and early 80s cross-country car race movies that began with The Gumball Rally (1976) and the Smokey and the Bandit series (1977, also directed by Needham and starring Reynolds...

A Predicament of Precarity: Wendy and Lucy and the Impossibility of Neoliberal Self-Care

Robert E Watkins

Robert E. Watkins is Associate Professor of Politics and Cultural Studies at Columbia College, Chicago. He has published in, among others, the journals Political Theory, History of the Human Sciences and Perspectives on Politics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Freedom and Vengeance on Film : Precarious Lives and the Politics of Subjectivity

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...At root precarity is a condition of dependency – as a legal term, precarious describes the situation wherein your tenancy on your land is in someone else’s hands. Introduction: Precarity on Film Films both reflect and construct social...

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Ernest Mathijs

Ernest Mathijs is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of The Cinema of David Cronenberg (2008), co-author of Cult Cinema (2011) and co-editor of The Cult Film Reader (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Cult Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...DIRECTOR George MillerPRODUCER Byron KennedyWRITER Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian HannantCINEMATOGRAPHY Dean SemlerCOSTUME DESIGN Norma MoriceauSTUNT COORDINATOR Max AspinEDITING David Stiven, Tim Wellburn, Michael ChirgwinORIGINAL MUSIC...

Two-Lane Blacktop

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Like Paul Bartel, Hellman is a product of the Roger Corman stable. Early Hellman pictures configure to the low-budget genre knock-offs with which Corman made his name. Hellman’s starkly original Westerns Ride in the Whirlwind...

Cold Fever

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Staking a claim as Iceland’s first road movie, Fridrik Thór Fridriksson’s Cold Fever offers a distinctive and suitably chilly take on road-movie conventions. Evoking the films of Aki Kaurismäki and Jim Jarmusch, right down to borrowing...

Historias minímas

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...It may have been Argentinian director Carlos Sorin’s later road movie Bombón el perro (2004) that really chimed with international audiences, but his fourth feature is an equally assured and similarly genial addition to the genre. Eschewing...