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The Zombiefied Landscape: World War Z (2013), ParaNorman (2012) and the Politics of the Animated Corpse

Animated Landscapes : History, Form and Function

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... in the film, one that helps to transcend its status as a shallow piece of comedy.Jamie Russell, The Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema (Surrey: FAB Press, 2005) interprets Return of the Living Dead as nihilistic, an interpretation...

The American Independent Producer and the Film Value Chain

Beyond the Bottom Line : The Producer in Film and Television Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... is the strategy of nurturing lasting associations with financiers and distributors, or, on the other hand, with specific writers or directors. An example of the former would be Lawrence Bender Productions and Miramax, while James Schamus’...

Divisions and Dislocations: A Journal for 1994

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...James Toback (photo by Brian Hamill) Introduction – David Thomson Not too many American film-makers would own up to keeping diaries. As in Washington, so in Hollywood, the diary can become an incriminating document – of those in power...

Howard Hawks and the Great Paper Chase: Memoir of a Desert Encounter

Projections 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

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...James V. D'Arc with Howard Hawks.When the seventeen-foot long truck pulled up to a modest frame rambler on Stevens Street in Palm Springs, California, I double-checked the address from my correspondence file. Could this home, which...

Annus Mirabilis: How 1999 Became the Year of the Sundance Kids

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...36 David O. Russell gets ready to shoot.You could, if you like, call it a matter of chance. But as the narrator says in P. T. Anderson’s Magnolia: ‘This is not just “something that happened”.’ Like an alignment of the planets, timed...

Middle-Age Malaise: Kill Bill and Ocean’s Twelve

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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... Murray-like mid-life crisis? That, suddenly, the studio was a place to run to for safety, rather than shake to the foundations? As we will see, given that Alexander Payne is a year older than Fincher and David O. Russell is three years older...

Top of the Bill: Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson Find Their Muse

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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... Fincher have both used Brad Pitt. Meanwhile, Ben Stiller went from David O. Russell’s Flirting with Disaster to Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, playing a neuroses-riddled character in both. In a reversal of this, Jason Schwartzman went...

Love and Death in A. I. Artificial Intelligence

James Naremore

James Naremore is Emeritus Chancellors’ Professor at Indiana University. He is the author of a number of books, including Acting in the Cinema (1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli (1993), More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (1998; 2008) and On Kubrick (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

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... Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, trans. James Strachey (London: Hogarth Press, 1929), vol. 17, p. 38. For a fascinating discussion of the relation between narrative closure and the death drive in Hitchcock’s Psycho, see Laura Mulvey,...

The Sundance Sisters: Sofia Coppola and Kimberly Peirce

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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... What’s more, she had the connections to gather in an esteemed supporting cast. Danny DeVito turned up as a bald, moustachioed therapist, Scott Glenn as a priest and, playing wildly against type, James Woods as the Lisbon sisters’ ineffectual...

Adaptation: Tarantino and Soderbergh Meet Elmore Leonard

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...33 Pam Grier in Jackie Brown.As we have already seen, crime is the drug for many of the directors in this book; so it made sense for them to find a dealer. Just as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain provided the pulp...