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Conclusion The Film Director as Magician

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directed by Steven Spielberg : Poetics of the Contemporary Hollywood Blockbuster

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...The thing [Spielberg] does better than anyone else is, he gets out there and he blocks the camera to the scene and the scene to the camera. The people are moving and the camera is moving. It’s very organic the way it develops. . . .The...

“Lost and Done For”

James Kendrick

James Kendrick is an Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at Baylor University, USA. He is the author of Hollywood Bloodshed: Violence in 1980s American Cinema (2009) and Film Violence: History, Ideology, Genre (2009), as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. He is also the film and video critic for QNetwork.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darkness in the Bliss-Out : A Reconsideration of the Films of Steven Spielberg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Like virtually every Spielberg film since Jaws (1975), the theatrical release of his World War II combat film Saving Private Ryan in the summer of 1998 was preceded by a flurry of publicity that marked it as a major media event. And,...

The Representation of History in the Fiction Film

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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History and Film : A Tale of Two Disciplines

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Understanding historical fiction films has lain at the center of academic scholarship ever since Robert Rosenstone published his groundbreaking Visions of the Past (1995) and urged the community to study closely how the cinema had...

Looking for the Real: Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and Titanic

Randy Laist

Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College, US. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies and Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema of Simulation : Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The predominance of a hyperreal aesthetic in 1990s movies exists alongside a countertendency of films that attempt to return the cinema to the purposes of realism. One of the most remarkable features of the cinematic history of the ’90s...

Introduction

James Kendrick

James Kendrick is an Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at Baylor University, USA. He is the author of Hollywood Bloodshed: Violence in 1980s American Cinema (2009) and Film Violence: History, Ideology, Genre (2009), as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. He is also the film and video critic for QNetwork.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darkness in the Bliss-Out : A Reconsideration of the Films of Steven Spielberg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Sometimes in order to see the light you have to risk the dark.In the first paragraph of her June 14, 1982, review of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, film critic Pauline Kael let loose one of her signature waves of rapturous...

Production: Tentpoles and Franchises

Tino Balio

Tino Balio is Emeritus Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The 2001 recipient of the inaugural Academy Film Scholar Grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Balio has written widely on the historical development of Hollywoodand the American film industry. He is the author of a two-volume history of United Artists, Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930–1939 (1996), and The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens, 1946–1973 (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood in the New Millennium

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

...The CEOs of the media companies are clear and unequivocal about what they want from their movie studios – more and bigger franchises that are instantly recognisable and exploitable across all platforms and all divisions of the company...

Independents: ‘To the Rear of the Back End’

Tino Balio

Tino Balio is Emeritus Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The 2001 recipient of the inaugural Academy Film Scholar Grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Balio has written widely on the historical development of Hollywoodand the American film industry. He is the author of a two-volume history of United Artists, Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930–1939 (1996), and The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens, 1946–1973 (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood in the New Millennium

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

...The independent film market is headquartered in New York City and is run by numerous small distributors who typically acquire their pictures as pickups at film festivals. The term ‘independent’ has meant different things at different times...

The Film Editor’s Role

British Film Editors : “The Heart of the Movie”

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...Some Common Misconceptions I suppose it’s the old back-room stuff, the cutting room floor, people who cut things up. In fact what we do is exactly the opposite – we build things up. Mick Audsley, editor, Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears,...