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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),...

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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Lesson plan

...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...

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Ernest Mathijs

Ernest Mathijs is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of The Cinema of David Cronenberg (2008), co-author of Cult Cinema (2011) and co-editor of The Cult Film Reader (2008). 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 George MillerPRODUCER Byron KennedyWRITER Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian HannantCINEMATOGRAPHY Dean SemlerCOSTUME DESIGN Norma MoriceauSTUNT COORDINATOR Max AspinEDITING David Stiven, Tim Wellburn, Michael ChirgwinORIGINAL MUSIC...

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (Yuki yukite shingun)

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Okuzaki Kenzo was a common soldier in the Japanese Army during World War II, stationed in New Guinea as the war ended. An anti-war campaigner, refusing to let Japanese silence about its role in World War II lie undisturbed, he denounced...

Britain at Bay

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell is Senior Curator (Non-Fiction), BFI National Archive, UK. He is the author of 100 British Documentaries (2007) and co-editor of The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon (BFI 2004) and Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain (2010) and has been a regular contributor to BFI Screenonline. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 British Documentaries : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The title-card says that Britain at Bay is ‘by J. B. Priestley’. Why the attribution of personal authorship to a writer-narrator?First, this is a ‘compilation film’, meaning it’s assembled (supervised here by Harry Watt) out of footage from...

The Sword of the Spirit

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell is Senior Curator (Non-Fiction), BFI National Archive, UK. He is the author of 100 British Documentaries (2007) and co-editor of The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon (BFI 2004) and Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain (2010) and has been a regular contributor to BFI Screenonline. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 British Documentaries : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The Sword of the Spirit was a religious movement founded early in World War II, stressing the spiritual truths underlying the Allies’ material efforts. Though ecumenical, it was Catholic-led, Vatican-sanctioned and headed by England’s most...

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...

A Diary for Timothy

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Humphrey Jennings is routinely considered one of the greatest British documentary film-makers, though his reputation rests on a very few films, little more than four hours in combined running time (out of a total output, as director...

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...