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Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...My grand-daughter, who is two years old, frequently fantasises inhabiting other identities. ‘Today I’m a cat,’ she will say, or ‘I’m a penguin and my name is Henry.’ The identities are taken, inevitably, from her favourite books and films...

Exit

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The aim with Mastering Fear has been to explore horror as edgework and show how it can be a play experience. Horror is not nice princess play. It can be upsetting, revolting, disgusting, and traumatizing, and this is the value of entering...

Beyond the Basics

Jerry Holway

Jerry Holway has been a Steadicam operator for 30 years, with many feature film credits including Donnie Brasco, As Good as it Gets, Rounders, The Apostle, All the Pretty Horses, and Reign Over Me. Over the past 18 years, Jerry has been the head instructor at more than 60 week-long Steadicam workshops worldwide. He is generally regarded—along with Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam—as one of the premier Steadicam workshop instructors in the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurie Hayball

Laurie Hayball has been a Steadicam operator and workshop instructor for 15 years. She earned a degree in Motion Picture and Television from UCLA’s School of Fine Arts. Her training as a cinematographer brings a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of media production, especially as it pertains to visual storytelling. Laurie is the author of The Infrared Photography Handbook, The Advanced Infrared Photography Handbook, and How to Photograph Your Baby's First Year, all published by Amherst Media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Steadicam® Operator’s Handbook

Focal Press, 2013

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... beyond the basics 79 Low mode a new range of lens heights There are many simple (and relatively inexpensive) ways to rearrange or extend the parts of your sled to help you get a specific shot. One of the first and most important...

Mapping the Roads Not Taken

Catherine Constable

Catherine Constable is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking in Images : Film Theory, Feminist Philosophy and Marlene Dietrich

British Film Institute, 2005

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...In Chapter 3 I indicated those elements of Sacher-Masoch’s reworking of the figure of Galatea that are not crystallised into the theory of masochism offered by Studlar. Galatea’s capacity to become a Venus of stone can be read as a means...

The Mirror of Woman

Catherine Constable

Catherine Constable is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking in Images : Film Theory, Feminist Philosophy and Marlene Dietrich

British Film Institute, 2005

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...This chapter will examine the work of Michèle Le Doeuff and Luce Irigaray in order to draw out their specific conceptions of theory and theorising. I have chosen to combine Le Doeuff and Irigaray because their different analyses...

Woman as Caprice

Catherine Constable

Catherine Constable is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking in Images : Film Theory, Feminist Philosophy and Marlene Dietrich

British Film Institute, 2005

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...The first section of this chapter will examine Mary-Ann Doane’s take-up of Nietzsche and Derrida in order to analyse the gendered nature of cinematic representation.M-A Doane, Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis (New York...

Conclusion

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...I am indebted for the title of this Conclusion, and indeed for the conclusion itself, to the anonymous reviewer who insisted that this book needed more than the postscript I had given it. She – or perhaps he – also perceptively pointed...

Multiplicity

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Barbara Stanwyck

British Film Institute, 2013

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...In the final scene of Stella Dallas (1937), Stella, played by Barbara Stanwyck, pushes through a crowd of people with umbrellas on a rainy street. She is trying to see through a large window into the front room of Mrs. Helen Morrison...

Transformers: Rescue Bots: Representation in Disguise

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...TV animation series aimed at children and teens often feature subtle (and not so subtle) content aimed at an adult audience. There are multiple layers of meaning which can be in the form of subversion for political purposes, simple pop...

Double Indemnity

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...Double Indemnity, based on James M. Cain’s roman noir of the same title, is the story of an insurance agent, Walter Neff, who plots with Phyllis Dietrichson to kill her husband by making it appear that he died falling from a moving train...