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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...
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... it doesn’t land. Dent looks up. Batman is there. Batman You’d leave a man’s life to chance? Dent Not exactly. Batman His name’s Schiff, Thomas. He’s a paranoid schizophrenic, a former patient at Arkham. The kind of mind the Joker attracts....
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... flutter up the well shaft … Young Bruce lies there, exhausted, weeping softly. Male Voice o.s. Bruce? Young Bruce looks up: a figure, long coat billowing, is lowered down the shaft … Thomas Wayne, Young Bruce’s father. Gardens, Wayne Manor –...
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...Tony Harrison voice-over In come the letters sack after sack for the Lady in Red to speed up the track. One: Conveyor Woman Postal Worker voice-over In come the letters heap after heap me a empty mail bags all night in mi sleep. Tony...
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... photographs of Rachel, Thomas and Martha Wayne. Some are half-burned. She notices an archery target, arrows stuck in it. She reaches out. WHAM! An arrow sticks into the target – the Maid spins around, flustered. Wayne, at the other end...

Introduction

David LaRocca

David LaRocca edited Stanley Cavell’s Emerson’s Transcendental Etudes, and later edited The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman (2019), The Philosophy of War Films (2014), and The Philosophy of Documentary Film: Image, Sound, Fiction, Truth (2017), and is the author or editor of another handful of volumes. He has taught philosophy and cinema, and held visiting research and teaching positions at Vanderbilt University, Harvard University, Ithaca College, State University of New York at Cortland, Binghamton University, and Cornell University. More details at davidlarocca.org. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thought of Stanley Cavell and Cinema : Turning Anew to the Ontology of Film a Half-Century after The World Viewed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... to write about Emerson’s work,” Emerson’s Transcendental Etudes). Stanley Cavell, Emerson’s Transcendental Etudes, ed. David Justin Hodge (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003), 4; The Senses of Walden (New York: Viking, 1972);...

Avatars of Destruction: Cheerleading and Deconstructing the “War on Terror” in Video Games

Reframing 9/11 : Film, Popular Culture and the “War on Terror”

Continuum, 2010

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... Thomas, Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century, Report of The Project for the New American Century, September, 2000, http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf (accessed...

On the Aesthetics of Amateur Filmmaking in Narrative Cinema: Negotiating Home Movies after Adam’s Rib

David LaRocca

David LaRocca edited Stanley Cavell’s Emerson’s Transcendental Etudes, and later edited The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman (2019), The Philosophy of War Films (2014), and The Philosophy of Documentary Film: Image, Sound, Fiction, Truth (2017), and is the author or editor of another handful of volumes. He has taught philosophy and cinema, and held visiting research and teaching positions at Vanderbilt University, Harvard University, Ithaca College, State University of New York at Cortland, Binghamton University, and Cornell University. More details at davidlarocca.org. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thought of Stanley Cavell and Cinema : Turning Anew to the Ontology of Film a Half-Century after The World Viewed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... to bolster what might be called the reality credentials of the fictional world. David LaRocca, “Introduction: Representative Qualities and Questions of Documentary Film,” The Philosophy of Documentary Film: Image, Sound, Fiction, Truth, ed. David...

The Wild and the Cute

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... to be adequately responsive to the theme of nature at the film’s heart. Two of the film’s leading animators, Ollie Johnstone and Mark Thomas, put it like this in retrospect:Walt was demanding eloquence from images that he hadn’t even imagined...

The Afterlife of Triumph of the Will: The First Twenty-five Years

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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... purity, Heimat idylls, anti-Semitic diatribe, or national hegemony.See David Bathrick, “Modernity Writ German: State of the Art as Art of the State,” in Cultural History Through a National Socialist Lens: Essays on the Cinema in the Third Reich,...