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Star Wars

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2009

BFI Film Classics

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... it as a cultural phenomenon, or in terms of its special effects, fans and merchandising, or as a film that marked the end of New Hollywood’s innovation and the birth of the blockbuster. Will Brooker’s illuminating study of the film takes issue...

Star Wars (1977): Back and Forth in Time and Space

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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... different races and cultures together.Will Brooker, ‘New Hope: The Postmodern Project of Star Wars’, in Peter Brooker and Will Brooker (eds), Postmodern After-Images: A Reader in Film, Television and Video (London: Arnold, 1997), pp. 101–12....

Fifth-Dimensional Batman: An Interview with Grant Morrison

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

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... concluding soon after the death of Damian, Scott Snyder has been writing and managing the main Batman narrative since September 2011.In June 2014, Morrison took part in a panel with Will Brooker, Sarah Zaidan and Warren Ellis as part of the British...

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Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... as an artist who is futuristic and nostalgic, who draws upon resurrection and memorial motifs, and who ‘bends’ time so that an anti-linearity emerges in and through his work.In Will Brooker’s chapter, ‘Time Again: The David Bowie Chronotope’,...

Batman Versus Superman: A Conversation

Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

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... placed emphasis on the character’s own corner of the DC Universe, his allies and, particularly, his enemies. While many of these studies, notably the original The Many Lives of the Batman and Will Brooker’s two monographs Batman Unmasked...

Adaptation Theory and Practice

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

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... is that a compromise is rarely reached; there is an ongoing dialogue between the film and the adapted text. The adapted source text is therefore something to be constantly interpreted, argued with, rewritten, and reproduced. As Peter Brooker suggests,...

Alice

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

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... again something similar to the strange creatures of Carroll’s book. For example, the animals that assist the White Rabbit as he tries to capture Alice are made of skeletons. As Will Brooker notes, “The representation of the Rabbit and his...

Numbers, stations: Lost and the digital turn in U.S. television

J.D. Connor

J.D. Connor is Associate Professor in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California, USA. His research focuses on the interplay of art and industry in the contemporary Hollywood system, the history of tape recording, and Kennedy-era media shifts. Connor is the author of the forthcoming The Studios after the Studios (2015) and on the Steering Committee of Post45 (post45.org). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Math and Aftermath : The Economic Image and the Digital Recession

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... laughable before it even aired.” Will Brooker argues that “The nature of the downloaded text, with immediate, crystal-clear freeze frame, and the proximity of the viewer to the screen—a matter of inches rather than the full space of a domestic...

Ship of Fools

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventures of a Suburban Boy

Faber and Faber Limited, 2003

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...The ship duly arrived and the crew took up residence on board. Apart from Tony, an American film editor and Conrad’s camera crew, a prop man and Art Brooker, the key grip and his best boy, the rest were Japanese. The ship’s dining room...

Burton’s Batmans: Myth, Marketing, and Merchandising

Alison McMahan

Alison McMahan is an award-winning screenwriter, author, and filmmaker. She is the president of Homunculus Productions, LLC. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Tim Burton : Animating Live Action in Contemporary Hollywood

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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... be like to be Batman, to be alone in the dark and not afraid, because everyone else out there in the dark is even more afraid of you.”Daniels, Batman, p. 201. Will Brooker, author of Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon, believes...