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The Blood Effect

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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...Ironically, while the cause of a blood loss tends to be painful—bullet hit, knife slash or stab, organ puncture—the loss of blood itself brings no pain at all. Indeed, medically speaking, the rupture is one thing and the bleeding another...

“That would be wrong”: Errol Morris and his Use of Home Movies (as Metalanguages) in Feature Documentaries

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...And so, here’s Abu Ghraib, the filmmaker [Errol Morris] continued, where you have these people actually saying these things, saying, “That would be wrong.” And yet they’re in the middle of this insane muddle. (Dollar 2008)Abu Ghraib Prison,...

Hellraiser

Xavier Mendik

Xavier Mendik is Professor of Cult Cinema Studies within Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University, UK, from where he runs the Cine-Excess International Film Festival. He is editor of Shocking Cinema of the Seventies (2002) and co-editor of Alternative Europe (2004) and Underground USA (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Cult Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...DIRECTOR Clive BarkerPRODUCER Mark Armstrong, Christopher FiggWRITER Clive BarkerCINEMATOGRAPHY Robin VidgeonEDITING Richard MardenORIGINAL MUSIC Christopher YoungPRINCIPAL CAST Sean Chapman, Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Claire Higgins...

Baoh – The Visitor (Baoh – Raihosha)

Philip Brophy

Philip Brophy is a film director, composer and sound designer. He is founder of the Cinesonic International Conference of Film Scores and Sound Design from which he has edited three books on film sound and music, the most recent being Cinesonic: Experiencing The Soundtrack (AFTRS Publishing, Sydney 2002). He has also written for The Wire, London, and Film Comment. He teaches cinema studies at RMIT University, Australia, and is the author of the BFI Screen Guides 100 Modern Soundtracks (2004) and 100 Anime (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Anime : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2005

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...When Ikuro awakens from a fluid incubation chamber at the beginning of Baoh – The Visitor, he is a nobody full of nothing. As he emerges/merges into a psycho-genetic killing machine known as Baoh, he becomes an anti-body and a hyper-thing...

Terrorism and the Cold War

Christina Gerhardt

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor of German at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screening the Red Army Faction : Historical and Cultural Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Research for this chapter was supported by an appointment as a postdoctoral fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin (2006–2007) and as a summer fellow at the Zentrum für...

Medium Cool

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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...A heady fusion of cinéma vérité and political radicalism, Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler’s debut as a director erodes the barriers between fiction and documentary. Capturing the political unrest of the late 60s with clarity...

Epilogue

Christina Gerhardt

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor of German at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screening the Red Army Faction : Historical and Cultural Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In the audio commentary accompanying The Legend of Rita (2000) Schlöndorff states that the film provides a requiem. When I interviewed him in 2007, I asked him to elaborate: “A requiem for what?” For the end of the left, he said, after 1968...

Introduction: Freedom and Vengeance at the Movies

Robert E Watkins

Robert E. Watkins is Associate Professor of Politics and Cultural Studies at Columbia College, Chicago. He has published in, among others, the journals Political Theory, History of the Human Sciences and Perspectives on Politics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Freedom and Vengeance on Film : Precarious Lives and the Politics of Subjectivity

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...I am already up against a world I never chose when I exercise my agency.From the cowboy and the pioneer to the road-tripper and the rogue cop, the free and independent individual has long been one of America’s most compelling cultural...

Man of the West

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...Anthony Mann’s cycle of Westerns with James Stewart is justly celebrated, but perhaps Man of the West is even better. An ageing Gary Cooper plays Link Jones, who is first presented as an amiable hick travelling by train to interview...

‘Hours dreadful and things strange’

Adam Scovell

Adam Scovell is a writer and filmmaker from The Wirral, currently based in London. He is studying for a PhD in film music and transcendental style at the University of Liverpool and Goldsmiths. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Folk Horror : Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

Auteur, 2017

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...Threescore and ten I can remember well: Within the volume of which time I have seen Hours dreadful and things strange; but this sore night Hath trifled former knowings. Old Man in Macbeth (1611) A Cold Evening In Stockport In October 2013,...