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Before The Sheik : Rudolph Valentino and Sexual Melancholia
(2015-11-07) - Journal article,
Once he was cast as the powerful, yet sexually-on-display Ahmed Ben Hassan in The Sheik (George Melford, 1921), Rudolph Valentino rose to super-stardom, the bearer of a conflicted image defined by a fragmented patriarchal ...
Chronicle of a quest : silence after killing
(2015) - Journal article,
After the “flamboyant fever dream” and ontological experimentations of The Act of Killing (2013), Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest film, The Look of Silence comes as something of a shock. A poetic, intimate film, it relies on ...
From the astonished spectator to the spectator in movement : exhibition advertisements in 1920s Germany and Austria
(2014-08-01) - Journal article,
Lorsque les foires commerciales, phénomène nouveau et en voie de professionnalisation, se sont répandues après la première guerre mondiale dans des villes telles que Vienne, Francfort, Berlin et Düsseldorf, elles se sont ...
Chariots of Fire rerun : locating film’s cultural capital on a contemporary stage
(2015-07) - Journal article,
The title sequence of Chariots of Fire – filmed on the West Sands beach of St Andrews, Scotland – has become one of the most reworked and reinterpreted moments of British cinema, transposed across a variety of places, ...
"Are you proud to be British?" Mobile film shows, local voices and the demise of the British Empire in Africa
(2016) - Journal article,
The Colonial Film Unit (CFU) (1939–1955) produced over 200 films, which were exhibited non-theatrically to African audiences through its fleet of mobile cinema vans. While the CFU closely monitored, and theorised on, its ...
Haunting in the historical biopic : Lincoln
(2015) - Journal article,
Lincoln features several key moments in which the conventional, realist coordinates of the historical biopic open to a deeper sense of time and place, evoked in the film's references to clairvoyance, haunting, and ‘bad ...
Man and boy : Montgomery Clift as a queer star in Wild River
(2011-09-23) - Journal article,
Montgomery Clift has been underexplored by film scholars, who have mostly focused on his early career. This article uses queer theory to examine Clift's later work, focusing on Wild River (dir. Elia Kazan, 1960); it argues ...
War in peace : the American Legion and the continuing service of film
(University of California Press, 2018-01) - Book item,
Learning to love the movies : puzzles, participation and cinephilia in interwar European film magazines
(2016-01-30) - Journal article,
Slapstick after Fordism : WALL-E, automatism and Pixar’s Fun Factory
(2016-03-01) - Journal article,
In its history, production, plots and gestures, slapstick comedy was tied to the rise of modern labor in terms of both Taylorist theory and Fordist practice. Comic heroes ranging from live action comedians Chaplin or Keaton ...