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... at a film studio. Neil Walker David Selznick, the son of immigrants, married Jennifer Jones, from Oklahoma, America’s sweetheart. That just goes to show you that in America, the ordinary meets the extraordinary every single day. Anything...

David O. Russell

Projections 4½ : In association with Positif: Film-makers on Film-making

Faber & Faber Limited, 1995

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...When I was making Spanking the Monkey, I had favourite films like The Graduate, The 400 Blows and Knife in the Water in the back of my mind – strangely unloving families in the first two, and unpredictable, subtly-played sexual triangles...

The music of montage: Blackmail

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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... to the distorted orchestral version of “Miss up to date.” A short interconnecting sequence gets Tracy from Great Russell Street into the British Museum, and for this one-minute scene motion remains in force, with a total of 20 shots, some...

Horizons of History

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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... Central China Expeditionary Force advanced upon Nanking. At its approach half the population fled. Lord Russell of Liverpool’s history of Japanese war crimes, The Knights of Bushido (1958), describes the features of the monster that awakened...

Introduction

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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... listening to his new hi-fi gramophone at his flat in Cromwell Road.John Russell Taylor (1978), Hitch: The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock. London: Faber and Faber, 150. On another occasion, while spending a weekend with John Galsworthy, he...

Eroticizing the Degraded Past: Stag Films, Cinephilia, and the Marketing of Necro-erotic Desire

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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Disposable Passions : Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... and sexploitation films made prior to 1970. As Russell Sheaffer has demonstrated, the very notion of a “stag film” had a vague, and not specifically pornographic, generic status before the 1930s, since references to “stag” films appeared in newspaper...

What’s Opera, Doc?

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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... they studied films of Titania Riavachinska and David Lichine of the Ballet Russe – Sergei Diaghilev’s company which earlier in the century starred Vaslaw Nijinsky and premiered the great ballets of Igor Stravinsky, including The Firebird,...

Going popular

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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... a major hit.Of course this possibility arose much earlier than 1952, although the earlier successes did not seem to trigger a marketability frenzy with studio executives. In the mid-1940s, David Raksin could write a ubiquitous theme...

The sway of America and Europe

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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... productions are planned to the point that, as Hitchcock himself said, ‘I can hear [the audience] screaming when I’m making the picture.’”Perry, “Imps,” 395. In later years Hitchcock would drive producers such as David O. Selznick...

Mozart vs Wagner: Order and ambiguity

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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... for Hitchcock: John Russell Taylor, Hitchcock’s personally sanctioned biographer, recalled an anecdote of Hitchcock visiting the home of John Galsworthy, whose play The Skin Game Hitchcock made into a film in 1931. “Mrs. Galsworthy asked him what...