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Dance

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...As screen sex scenes demonstrate with particular clarity, what is visible to the camera results from an involved and often complicated prior dialogue between principal agents, the actor whose body will be photographed standing most...

The Throwdown

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... The Throwdown chapTer 34 THE THROWDOWN I had a dream recently that Hugh Jackman came to me with a problem. He said, “I know you’ve seen all my love stories and I think I may not be a good kisser on film.” Then he leaned over and gave me...

Privacy

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Actors on the screen always experience a kind of privacy, a closeting, in that we cannot get at them or be with them in the same space and time (and they recognize this and feel it as they work); they are untouchables, a cast(e) aside...

Sex Scenes

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Sex Scenes chapTer 35 SEX SCENES Having written screenplays for many years, for me, the three least inter- esting scenes to write are: 1) Sporting Events. (Cut to SCOREBOARD. 49 to 7) 2) Fight scenes. (My version: Sam throws the first...
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...Cocktail Lounge ‒ Night We only see his face, speaking through the shadows. He brushes his index finger lightly across his lips as he speaks. He knows: his lips are his most sexual organ. Julian You know who I...

Transformers: Rescue Bots: Representation in Disguise

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...TV animation series aimed at children and teens often feature subtle (and not so subtle) content aimed at an adult audience. There are multiple layers of meaning which can be in the form of subversion for political purposes, simple pop...

Pandora’s Box: Topographies of Curiosity

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fetishism and Curiosity : Cinema and the Mind’s Eye

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space (New York: Orion Press, 1964), pp. 85 and 211.Chests, especially small caskets, over which we have more complete mastery, are objects that may be opened. When a casket is closed, it is returned...
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...Street. Day. Posner, a seventeen-year-old boy, is cycling towards school, headphones on, listening to some Ivor Novello (‘I can give you the moon’, say). It is summer, mid-1980s. He stops outside a church, where...

Comedy

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...In the late 1980s and 1990s, a number of books on comedy appeared – among them Gehring (1994), Horton (1991), Karnick and Jenkins (1995a), Neale and Krutnik (1990), Palmer (1987), Rowe (1995a) and Sikov (1989; 1995) – indicating...

Conclusion

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This book is first and foremost interested in lived experience. To understand the ways in which lived experience is negotiated by the individual, the book established the importance of navigating language and meaning systems. These systems...