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“It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time”: Hollywood, Homology, and Hired Guns—the Making of The Magnificent Seven

Reframing Cult Westerns : From The Magnificent Seven to The Hateful Eight

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction Making any movie—let alone taking the decision to produce one in particular—is not quite the same as jumping naked into a mess of cactus but it carries its own prickly problems. This chapter will employ a critical production...

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Directed by

Joel Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...Blackness. A bleak wind moans. Music cues a cut to a twinkling city scape, seen through falling snow. After a beat, the voice of an elderly black man: NarratorThat's right… New York. We are tracking high through the night sky. From...

The First Golden Age: 1938–1942

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 First Golden Age: 1938–1942 chapTer 38 THE FIRST GOLDEN AGE: 1938–1942 Today if you want to get a great education on how to write love sto- ries for film, and you can’t get into film school, or can’t afford one, don’t worry. You can...

Preferred Readings and Dissociative Appropriations

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Audience and reception studies in cultural studies have primarily focused on how Hollywood movies or mainstream television serials may, in academic contexts, be critically deconstructed or, in everyday contexts, subversively...

In Search of the Child Spectator in the Late Silent Era

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Milan, Italy, 24 March 1952 (A.P.) Experts on children from 25 nations say that comic books and cowboy movies affect children, but they admit they don’t know how much or in what way.Motion Pictures are not understood by the present...

Focalization, Attachment, and Film Viewers’ Responses to Film Characters

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Character engagement is an umbrella term for distinct cognitive and emotional responses of film viewers to fictional characters (Smith 1995). It refers to the subjective experience of relating to fictional characters and being...

Transnational Investments

Darren Waldron

Dr. Darren Waldron is a Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Manchester, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction This chapter examines responses to a critically acclaimed French documentary about older queer people—Les Invisibles/The Invisibles (Sébastien Lifshitz, 2012)—among 120 viewers at LGBTQ film festivals in Barcelona, London...

Spectatorship in Public Space

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction The contemporary city is marked by a proliferation of screens; moving images flash before a mobile, distracted, and ever-shifting audience in spaces as iconic as New York’s Times Square or as mundane as a suburban commuter...

The Festival Collective

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Young film enthusiasts file into Montreal’s Concordia Hall to find seats before the lights go down. Excited chatter continues as a festival programmer introduces the director of the film, Noboru Iguchi. Iguchi enters from...

Making Sense of the American Superhero Film

CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

CarrieLynn D. Reinhard is an Associate Professor in Communication Arts and Sciences at Dominican University, Illinois, USA, where her research focuses on sense-making in media reception. She completed her Ph.D. in Communication at Ohio State University, USA, and was a post-doctoral research fellow for the Virtual World Research Group at Roskilde University in Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Beginning with Bryan Singer’s X-Men in 2000, American superhero films have come to dominate global box office. From Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002) to The Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon, 2015), these films have captured...