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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
War in peace : the American Legion and the continuing service of film
(University of California Press, 2018-01) - Book item
Fidelity, Capture and the Sound Advertisement : Julius Pinschewer and Rudi Klemm's "Die chinesische Nachtigall"
(2014-04) - Journal article
Examines the first sound advertising film in Germany (1928)
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 ...