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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...

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...

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...

Conclusion: Collectivities, the Familiar and (Un)Common Sense

Katharina Lindner

Katharina Lindner is Lecturer in Film and Media and a member of the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies at the University of Stirling. She was also a professional footballer in a former life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Bodies : Queer Feminist Encounters with Gender and Sexuality in Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...So, what happens when film phenomenology encounters queer/feminist phenomenology? What kind of queer feminist film phenomenology takes shape – and what does it allow us to do? What emerges from the various encounters in this book, I hope...

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...

Indelible: Carrie and the Boyz

Darren Elliott-Smith

Darren Elliott-Smith is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at the University of Hertfordshire. His research focuses on queerness, gender and the body in horror film and television. He completed his PhD at Royal Holloway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Horror Film and Television : sexuality and masculinity at the margins

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...Indelible (adj.) (of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed. not able to be forgotten. Oxford English Dictionary (OED), 2nd edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), p. 879. Charles Lum’s experimental short Indelible...

Character

Freddie Gaffney

Freddie Gaffney is chief moderator for film studies at AS/A level. He is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and senior lecturer in location and studio production at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Screenwriting

Auteur, 2008

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...In this chapter you will be introduced to the following:What is characterisation?Developing three dimensional characters.Motivation.Action.Character function and story.Character and audience. What is characterisation? Characters...

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...

Parting Glances

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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...According to John Pierson, prior to Parting Glances, overtly gay films could largely be reduced to three distinct types: bitchy banter (The Boys in the Band, 1970); broad physical farce (La Cage aux folles, 1978...