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Risen from the Vaults: Recent Horror Film Remakes and the American Film Industry

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... with the American film industry’s propensity to remake and rework earlier hits, led to a spate of US remakes of East Asian horror films that I call the J-horror remake cycle. Dreamworks’ The Ring and its sequel The Ring Two (2005) exemplify...

The Eyes of David Bowie

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... September. Roland Barthes. 1962, 2001. ‘Metaphor of the eye’. Translated by J.A. Underwood. In Story of the Eye, by Georges Bataille. Translated by Joachim Neugroschal. London: Penguin, 119–27. Roland Barthes. 1980, 1993. Camera Lucida:...

The Age of Acquiescence

Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Gough-Yates

Kevin Gough-Yates

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A Mirror for England : British Movies from Austerity to Affluence

British Film Institute, 2011

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... tonight – Bond J. is the last man in of the British Empire Superman’s XI. Holmes, Hannay, Drummond, Conquest, Templar et al have all succumbed to the demon bowlers of the twentieth century, while The Winds of Change make every ball a googlie....

Points of View

Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Mirror for England : British Movies from Austerity to Affluence

British Film Institute, 2011

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... idioms outside The Long and the Short and the Tall. A more elegiac farewell to Empire is J. Lee Thompson’s North West Frontier (1959). Captain Kenneth More, aided by his Indian engine driver (I. S. Johar), and subject to caustic...

Cross Sections

Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Mirror for England : British Movies from Austerity to Affluence

British Film Institute, 2011

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... affluence – this cheeky, sexy barmaid-in-sequins personifies the proletarian dream of belonging to the outwardly Americanized, chromium-plated, middle-classes. With significant perversity, her one interesting characterization is in J. Lee...

‘Torture Porn’ and What It Means to Be American

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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... the American body.We might also note that in addition to American torture and special rendition, the news was also full of Americans suffering grievous bodily harm. Perhaps W. J. T. Marshall summarizes it best:Then, in May of 2004, images...

Romantics and Moralists

Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Gough-Yates

Kevin Gough-Yates

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A Mirror for England : British Movies from Austerity to Affluence

British Film Institute, 2011

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... in pastel-shaded negligées, are so palpably erotic that, J. P. Török argued, the film suggests, if it only ambiguously asserts, a Sadeian polarity. For, after all, the women who choose the vampire’s caresses to life, are martyrs to pleasure....