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Light Sleeper (1992)

Directed by

Paul Schrader

Written by

Paul Schrader

Screenplay

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...A NIGHT IN THE LIFE Credit sequence: New York by night. John LeTour nestles in back of a blue car-service sedan, face reflected in the window. Neon mixes with steam, street people with tourists, young dates: each with a different agenda...

Animating Depression America 1934–7

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Following the ‘Roosevelt honeymoon’ of the early 1930s, the narratives of these animated productions moved from veracious political endorsement towards a thoughtful social commentary on American life. In line with many of the Hollywood...

Beyond the Metropolis: Immersive Cinema in a Rural Context

Live Cinema : Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction This chapter considers the under-researched area of participatory and immersive cinema within a rural context.Although sometimes discussed in the same bracket as event cinema, I am avoiding this term as it can also refer...

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s La Nebbiosa: Teddy Boys and the Economic Miracle in Milan

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The Foggy City When experienced in the fog, Milan can provoke the same emotions as Rome, with its great architecture and impressive public spaces. So writes the Milanese rationalist architect and city...

Double thinking: negotiating adjustment to societal change

Irina Souch

Irina Souch is Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The chapter, which is dedicated to the analysis of a popular television series The Enchanted District takes the notion of double thinking as a starting point to explore how, in the post-Soviet society, late-Soviet ideological constructs...

Three Ecologies of Kaurismäki

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Aki Kaurismäki : Ludic Engagements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The cinema of Aki Kaurismäki has met with much appreciation and apprehension in international academic scholarship. On one hand, the films have been interpreted as complex commentaries on Finnish society...

Loving Memory (1987)

Directed by

Peter Symes

Written by

Tony Harrison

Screenplay

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...The Muffled Bells Church: Muffles Being Put on Bells. They’re muffling the bells for Stanley Hall. Stanley Hall the Breamore miller’s dead. Clappers in cowhide cladding peel and call all those who used his flour in their bread. Farmer...
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...Street – Day It’s midday. Sunny. A silver 1987 VW Rabbit speeds through the streets. Car – Day Inside the car are Octavio and Jorge, both sixteen years old. They have long hair and jeans. Octavio is wearing a leather jacket. Jorge looks...

The poetic mode, depiction, and nonfiction:

Dara Waldron

Dara Waldron is a Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on Lens-Based media (differing forms of moving image practices). He is the author of Cinema and Evil: Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Nonfiction Film : Art, Poetics, and Documentary Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Documentary as a method of filmmaking has intrigued film theorists since the genre’s inception in the 1920s. Debates about documentary as an anti-aesthetic form—qua Grierson—or definitively creative—qua Grierson also—are well-rehearsed. We...

Adam & Paul

Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is lecturer in Film Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. He has published Ireland’s Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009), and also written on Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives in various collections of essays, including Screening Irish America (2009), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007), and Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013). He contributes regularly to Estudios Irlandeses, the Spanish Journal of Irish Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Lenny Abrahamson : A Filmmaking of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Celtic Tiger cinema: From short films to features In the wake of the critical success of 3 Joes, and drawn from his doctoral research towards more cinematic work, Lenny Abrahamson...