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Danish Cinema

Chris Berry

Chris Berry is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China: The Cultural Revolution after the Cultural Revolution (Routledge, 2004); the co-author, with Mary Farquhar, of Cinema and the National: China on Screen (forthcoming 2006), the editor of Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes (BFI, 2003); and the co-editor, with Feii Lu, of Island on the Edge: Taiwan New Cinema and After (Hong Kong University Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...Dogme 95 Richard T Kelly All revolutions in art, the playwright David Hare argues (see Kelly, 2000, p. 10), are a return to realism. Abstract painters and sculptors might beg to differ, but for cinema the claim clearly has integrity...

Black Suns and a Bright Planet

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...End-of-the-world movies Asked in an interview about the future of humanity, German director Werner Herzog gave a terse reply: ‘I’m convinced that our presence on this planet is not sustainable, so we will be extinct fairly soon ....

Film as Thought Experiment

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The previous chapters sketched the general background that led film studies to turn to philosophy. They also outlined some of the reasons that make new thinking about European cinema both possible and necessary, and signalled the need...

Musical Mutations: Before, Beyond and Against Hollywood

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is film critic for The Age (Melbourne) and author of a study of Terrence Malick forthcoming from bfi Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Mutations : The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...1. Overture The film has a beauty that is brash and pathetic, like splintered coloured glass, fragments that somehow compose a picture while refusing to hold together: musical, sad, uproarious, definitely frail. It is this simultaneous...

Colour and/as Monochrome

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

Book chapter

...The Dialectic of Colour and Black and White The terms ‘colour’ and ‘black and white’ enact a dialectic of simultaneous opposition and prickly supplementation, as white and black may also be seen as ‘colours’ and their supposed ‘opposition’...

The Sound of Music

Caryl Flinn

Caryl Flinn is Professor of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, USA. She is the author of Brass Diva, The New German Cinema and Strains of Utopia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2015

BFI Film Classics

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...Fifty years after its release, The Sound of Music (1965) remains the most profitable and recognisable film musical ever made. Quickly consolidating its cultural authority, the Hollywood film soon eclipsed the German film and Broadway...

Groundhog Day

Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey is a freelance film journalist and writes for a variety of publications, including Sight & Sound, the Guardian, Observer and the Sunday Times. He is the former film critic for the Independent. It Don’t Worry Me is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2004

BFI Film Classics

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...It is becoming clearer and clearer that Groundhog Day (1993), directed by Harold Ramis, is one of the masterpieces of 1990s Hollywood cinema. One of the first films to use a science-fiction premise as the basis for romantic comedy, it tells...

NOW—Navigating Cinematic Time

Pepita Hesselberth

Pepita Hesselberth is associate professor in cultural theory and film at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands. With Thomas Elsaesser she edited the textbook Hollywood op Straat: Film en Televisie Binnen de Hedendaagse Audiovisuele Cultuur (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinematic Chronotopes : Here, Now, Me

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Thus begins Robert Jan Westdijk’s film Zusje (NL, Little Sister 1995—Figures 2.1–2.6). The film is seemingly shot from the perspective of Martijn’s home video camera, with which he travels from London to Amsterdam to make a film about his...

Anguish

Tarja Laine

Tarja Laine is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She is the author of Shame and Desire: Emotion, Intersubjectivity, Cinema (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Feeling Cinema : Emotional Dynamics in Film Studies

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Becoming Rhythm In his 1960 book The Theory of Film, Siegfried Kracauer wrote about the “resonance effect” between the spectator and cinema that provokes “in the spectator such kinesthetic responses as muscular reflexes, motor impulses...

Solaris

Mark Bould

MARK BOULD is Reader in Film and Literature at the University of the West of England, UK. He is the author of Science Fiction: The Routledge Film Guidebook (2012), The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (2009), Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (2005), co-author of The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (2011), and co-editor of the Science Fiction Film and Television journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2014

BFI Film Classics

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...Despite being one of Andrei Tarkovsky’s most successful films, Solaris (1972) was the one he most disliked. This dismissal of his most generically marked film has often been accepted by those quick to embrace the image of Tarkovsky...