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The dark power of belonging : The T-Shirt
(2017-04-01) - Journal article
In The T-Shirt, disagreement overflows into brutal confrontation, as the two characters provoke each other to act out roles preordained by the power of symbols. What Freud called the ‘narcissism of minor differences’ is ...
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 ...
Interweaving dystopian and utopian spaces, constructing social realism on screen : Bakita Byaktigato/The Rest is Personal
(2019-02-08) - Journal article
This article investigates the role of utopian and dystopian spaces in the construction of social realism in Bakita Byaktigato/The Rest is Personal (Pradipta Bhattacharya, 2013). The inherent contradiction between the ...
"You have to feel a sound for it to be effective" : sonic surfaces in film and television
(Routledge, 2017-05-25) - Book item
A significant concern in discussions of sound and music in film and television is the relationship between sound and image. The topic can range from the synchronisation of sound effect and action as achieved through foley ...
Surface contact : film design as an exchange of meaning
(2018-06-19) - Journal article
Surface has become an important consideration of sensory film theory, conceived of in various forms: the screen itself as less a barrier than a permeable skin, the site of a meaningful interaction between film and audience; ...
Learning to love the movies : puzzles, participation and cinephilia in interwar European film magazines
(2016-01-30) - Journal article
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 ...
‘Just plain Danilo Petrovich’ : John Gilbert’s performance as negotiation in The Merry Widow (1925)
(2016-12-20) - Journal article
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, ...
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 ...