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...Chas’s Flat – Day Tea maker alarm reading 2.45. Chas’s hand enters left to turn it off. Chas performs isometric exercises in bedroom. Dana in bathroom applying make-up. Dana Chas? Chas continues with exercises. Breakfast? Chas ignores...

Time Again: The David Bowie Chronotope

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...‘One day,’ David Bowie promised in 1984, in his song ‘Blue Jean’, ‘I’m gonna write a poem in a letter.’ In 1997, he effectively kept that promise, releasing ‘Battle For Britain (The Letter)’, which explicitly offers the song and its lyric...

Semantic Shock: David Bowie!

Toija Cinque

Toija Cinque is a Senior Lecturer, Course Chair and Course Discipline Adviser in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, Australia. Cinque’s most recent book is Communication, New Media and Everyday Life, 2011. She edits the journal New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...On to that blank canvas, countless dreams have been written and re-written.The mystic, as understood as sacred and obscure in many religions and reflected by numerous artists, is frequently manifest as a ‘presence’ that transcends our...

The Eyes of David Bowie

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction: David Bowie is . . . watching you During the display period of ‘David Bowie is’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum (23 March – 11 August 2013) a common sight around London was the ‘David Bowie is here’ poster, announcing...

Introduction

Melanie Bell

Writes: Celebrity Studies, Hollywood Cinema, British Cinema, British Film Institute Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Christie

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...Julie Christie’s prickly relationship with stardom is legendary. An Oscar winner by the age of twenty-five for Darling (1965) she spent much of her subsequent career pushing against the very star system that had made her famous...

Love Scenes

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...My thoughts about . . . bits and pieces for a sex scene (drawn by me, aged seventeen)Sex and death are the only things that can interest a serious mind.Desire. I ponder that a lot. Love and desire don’t necessarily go together. It’s very...

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Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...As director of photography on Far From the Madding CrowdThank goodness I started as a cameraman on black-and-white movies like Dr Crippen, with Samantha Eggar and Donald Pleasence. Black and white has an extraordinarily different aesthetic...

Mirrors

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in the mirror scene from The Lady from ShanghaiMirrors are really fascinating. The mirror is a very strange thing, and yet so simple. There’s the Greek myth of Narcissus using the pond as a mirror and losing...

Sound

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...The first commercial film with sound was The Jazz Singer, with Al Jolson. He said at the beginning, ‘You ain’t heard nothing yet,’ and then sang the song, ‘Mammy’ – that was in 1927. And I find it extraordinary that in that same year Abel...

Directing

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...With Donald Cammell (on my left) and a visitor outside the house on Powis Square on PerformanceMaking a movie is like making a marvellous soup. The actors, the cameraman, the editor, writer, producer, technicians – everyone, they’re all...