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... Of A Car Joy jerks back as car takes off; her father and Peggy sit on either side of her. Suddenly she is in a beautiful church with light streaming in the windows and choir singing, as – Soap Opera Cathedral Joy walks with her family...
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... Auxilius, coadjutor to St. Patrick. The Cill - or church - of the same. Thus you have: Cill Auxuli. Or Killashee. Imogen Fancy that. Otto I must get...

A postmodern family romance: Antichrist

Lars von Trier’s Women

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... The cut is accompanied by a low-grade, dissonant, grinding sound that reminds one of David Lynch’s use of the same technique: a close-up of the teeming decay and death of nature that exist just beyond the postcard perception of a domesticated...

Red Power, White Movies: Billy Jack, Johnny Firecloud, and the Cultural Politics of the “Indiansploitation” Cycle

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... in a nearby church where a Wounded Knee-style shootout ensues—ending once Jean convinces Billy to surrender and, by standing trial, bring attention to Red Power issues. As in The Born Losers, Billy fits the popular 1970s trope of the male...

The Wild and the Cute

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... for the ritual space of the funeral service, perhaps. The musical accompaniment of church organ music and the conventional linking of rain with tears complete this chain of associations. While, in one sense, this poetic use of natural imagery could...

Revisiting the Cruel Apparatus

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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... with a self-serious tone, whose ability to deliver powerful levels of visceral affect helps form alternative aesthetic criteria that complicate appeals to bourgeois standards of artworthiness.David Church, ‘Of Manias, Shit, and Blood: The Reception...

Monster Factory: International Dynamics of the Australian Horror Movie Industry

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... and the expansion of DVD markets (see Ryan, 2009). Additional factors included a growing demand among major international distributors for new horror product (Church, 2006). Since the 1970s, horror has occupied a marginal position within the Australian...

Opera Obsession

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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... and desperation, we see him in the belfry of the church frantically ringing the bells; he proclaims that the church will remain closed until he gets his opera. Now the religion of opera directly confronts the religion of God. For him an opera...

Shadow of a waltz

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Ear : Music and the Director’s Art

Continuum, 2012

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... although inevitably and unfortunately with David O. Selznick still pulling the strings,See Patrick McGilligan (2003), Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light. New York: Regan Books, 308. but McDonell, in the midst of writing a novel,...

Wagnerian Images of Sound and Sensuality

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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... edited and translated by David Robinson (London: Seeker & Warburg, 1975), 91. We should not take him too literally here, since in his own films his “certain cases” can occupy large amounts of space. Yet, his apparent disdain for film music...