...Well, I would say that I’m just drifting. Here in the pool.I am willing to die, but not of boredom.Mike Nichols’s 1967 film, The Graduate, opens with an extraordinary image: a deliberately off-center close-up of Benjamin Braddock (Dustin...
... but also their dehumanizing techno-rational and corporate ideologies onto the urban spaces and subjects that they dominate.”RobertBennett, Deconstructing Post-WWII New York City: The Literature, Art, Jazz, and Architecture of an Emerging...
Robert Shail is Professor of Film in the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University, UK, and formerly Head of Film and Media at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He has published widely on British cinema and the representation of masculinity. Recent publications include 'Anarchy in the UK: Reading Beryl the Peril via Historic Conceptions of Childhood' in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. He was awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship in 2012 to investigate the history of the Children's Film Foundation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
... the freedom that the normal person doesn’t get. He likes to eat. He likes to drink. He likes girls.’Sean Connery quoted in Sheldon Lane (ed.), For Bond Lovers Only (London: Panther, 1965), p. 75. Tony Bennett and Janet Woollacott are surely correct...
... Pawlikowski (Summer of Love) and Australians Bill Bennett (Kiss or Kill), Kriv Stenders (Blacktown, Boxing Day) and Tom Cowan (Orange Love Story). Each has their own unique way of working (within the process) and their films are distinctive,...
... Bigelow studied fine arts, and Roman Polański completed the Łódz´ Film School. They each present a different approach to directing actors: Robert Bresson worked exclusively with amateurs; John Cassavetes believed that camera should...
Robert von Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year (Colorado) at U Colorado, Colorado Springs. Publications include Austrian Cinema: A History; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (ed); New Austrian Film (ed. w/ Oliver Speck) and Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” (ed. w/Martin Liebscher). He is also an independent film producer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained: The Continuation of Metacinema
Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
... and pre-capitalism is performed at Bennett’s plantation, where Schultz and Django are only admitted (particularly repugnant to the plantation owner is a “nigger on a horse”), when Schultz flatters him with an offer of significant money...
Christopher Schaberg is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, USA, and author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...What is _Deconstructing Brad Pitt? It is a book about a famous actor, certainly. But it is also a book that exceeds the star, goes beyond him, and speculates about many topics that intersect or brush against the visages we recognize as Brad...
Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at York St John University, with research interests including screenwriting, prose fiction, radio drama, popular music, the practice of film production, short film production and distribution, narratology and the theory and practice of comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
John Marland is a Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University with twenty years of experience using adaptation as an educational tool across a range of the arts and humanities subjects including Literature, Creative Writing and Film & TV Production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
... If they aren’t a cliché or stereotype in the book, they shouldn’t become one in the film.
Elizabeth Bennett, heroine of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813), remains one of the best known and best loved characters in English fiction...
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