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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...

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...

Abyss and Peak

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...With this chapter, we come to the old woman in horror. There may be old horror heroines who are protagonists, however, I have not met them.It can be argued that the medium in Insidious 3 (2015, Leigh Whannell) functions as the protagonist...

Socialist Night Fever

Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I remember a party at my friend’s flat, an opera singer. Some 500 people showed up. It was winter. The hall was full, outside 100 more waiting. Some held the elevator doors and made their own party there. The police arrived and tried...

One Night Stand (1997)

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Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

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...Opening Credits on Black We hear some beautiful harp music. We hear a man’s voice and the credits continue. Man’s Voice-Over It was all a dream … laughs infectiously … no it wasn’t. I couldn’t resist. Harp music and voice-over...
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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...
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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...

Double Indemnity

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...Double Indemnity, based on James M. Cain’s roman noir of the same title, is the story of an insurance agent, Walter Neff, who plots with Phyllis Dietrichson to kill her husband by making it appear that he died falling from a moving train...