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Early Cinema

Eric Smoodin

Eric Smoodin is Professor of American Studies and Cinema Studies, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction The first quarter-century of cinema, from around 1895 to 1918, established the template for the films that came after while also being fundamentally different from them. During this period, various national cinemas produced...

Tending the Wounds of the Nation: Gender in Iranian War Cinema

Michelle Langford

Michelle Langford is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her research spans the cinemas of Iran and Germany. She is author of Allegorical Images: Tableau, Time and Gesture in the Cinema of Werner Schroeter (2006) and the editor of The Directory of World Cinema: Germany (2012, 2013). Her work on Iranian cinema has appeared in leading film studies journals including Camera Obscura, Screen and Screening the Past. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Allegory in Iranian Cinema : The Aesthetics of Poetry and Resistance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Black screen, indistinct voices, the sound of laboured breathing. Cut to the image of a young man, Ismael (Bahram Radan), his body writhing uncontrollably, overtaken by a sudden violent seizure. An old woman, Gilaneh (Fatemeh Motamed-Arya),...

Second Republic and Civil War (1931–8)

Luis Buñuel : A Life in Letters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...To Marie-Laure and Charles de Noailles Paris, 30 April 1931 Very dear friends, I want to apologize, first of all, for this delayed reply; I do hope you will believe me when I say I only received your letter the day before I left. I sent...

Conclusion

David Deamer

David Deamer is Associate Lecturer in film at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published in Martin-Jones and Brown’s Deleuze and Film; Bell and Colebrook’s Deleuze and History; Deleuze Studies; and the online A/V Journal, of which he was co-founder. He blogs on Deleuze and cinema at www.daviddeamer.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and the Atom Bomb : The Spectre of Impossibility

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The usefulness of theoretical books on cinema has been called into question…Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 2: The Time Image, trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001), 280. The spectre...

Introduction: History and Film in Parallel Orbits

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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History and Film : A Tale of Two Disciplines

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...For most historians films are first and foremost artifacts, human-made objects for particular human use much like the many other objects with which man fills his environment. The term “artifact” regularly featured in the first...

“It says here”

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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...This chapter was generously funded by a Junior Research Grant from the Fulbright Commission (2007–2008), which permitted archival research to be conducted at the Hamburg Institut für Sozialforschung (Hamburg Institute for Social Research...

Mourning, Loss and Trauma, and the Ambiguities of Proper and Improper Desire in Exotica (1994)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...For director Atom Egoyan, film viewing is very much an engaged activity, but one that is not always conscious. He comments:To me, the highest aim of any film is to enter so completely into the subconscious of the viewer...

Shooting: Phase I – from Keitel to Sheen

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...You had to take a DC3 to the nearest strip, and then a 40-minute ride by jeep to the town of Baler. Each day it was another 30 minutes to the location by truck over bad roads -or 3 minutes by helicopter.Vittorio Storaro (at right...

People 1890–1920

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...This chapter presents a history of French cinema through the people who worked in or for the new industry during the early silent period. Besides exploring the contribution of key individuals, it seeks to suggest ways of rethinking...

Business 1920–50

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...The French film industry received three major shocks in the first half century of its existence – first, the major dislocation of World War I, second, the economic impact of the introduction of sound, and third, the takeover...