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“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

Book chapter

...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,...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Conclusion

Tony Shaw

Tony Shaw is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is an internationally-recognized expert in the fields of history, film and propaganda. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinematic Terror : A Global History of Terrorism on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Of the hundreds of films that have been made about terrorism over the past century, only a few have focused explicitly on the interaction between the medium and the activity. Perhaps the most absorbing of these films is Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y...

“Solving Problems with Sharp Objects”: Female Empowerment, Sex, and Violence in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

Gwyn Symonds

Gwyn Symonds received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetics of Violence in Contemporary Media

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, exec. prod. Joss Whedon (WB and UPN, 1997–2003).Isn’t that just like a slayer. Solving all her problems by sticking things with sharp objects.“Selfless,” 7.5. An episode from Buffy, the Vampire Slayer...
...‘I understand Hitler. I can sympathize with him a little bit.’ The ‘Nazi’ remark made by Danish director Lars von Trier at the premiere of his film Melancholia at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 is infamous, but as the website Senses...

Vengeful violence: Inglourious Basterds, allohistory, and the inversion of victims and perpetrators

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...When Quentin Tarantino’s long-planned war film premiered at Cannes, it received a nearly ten-minute-long standing ovation.Wigney, James, “Quentin’s Glory Days.” Sunday Mail (South Australia), August 16, 2009, 91. Following its full release,...

Anime’s Bodies

Rayna Denison

Rayna Denison is Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, specializing in Japanese and Asian film and television cultures. Denison is the author of Anime: A Critical Introduction (2015), has co-edited the Eisner Award-nominated Superheroes on World Screens (2015) as well as publishing in a wide range of academic journals including Cinema Journal, the International Journal of Cultural Studies and Velvet Light Trap. Her research interests include anime, Japanese cinema, comic book movies and children’s film and television, especially animation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In this chapter from her book Anime: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2015), Denison contextualizes how women’s bodies in anime are read and understood by both Japanese and Western audiences. She examines their mutable...

A postmodern family romance: Antichrist

Lars von Trier’s Women

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This paper explores the significance of how Lars von Trier's Antichrist is framed within the context of a series of important flashbacks that detail a number of events that took place the summer before the son's death, and which provide...

Inglourious music: revenge, reflexivity, and Morricone as muse in Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...While Inglourious Basterds shares its focus on revenge with many of Tarantino’s other films, it distinguishes itself by the way in which this vengeance moves beyond human parameters to encompass the revenge of cinema itself. Cinema...