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The Cinematic Language of The Hurt Locker

Terence McSweeney

in Studying The Hurt Locker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325734
eISBN:
9781800342408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325734.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with an epigraph, “What can you do with the camera that makes you feel like you're a participant?”, which was taken from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges' book ... More


Evils of Representation in Europa and Melancholia

Joshua Foa Dienstag

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that von Trier’s response to the problem of evil and his cinematic style have evolved along with his views on representation. Once committed to the rejection of all cinematic ... More


The Shit Just Got Real: Hot Fuzz and the Uses of Parody

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the use of parody in Hot Fuzz (2007). It particularly examines the film's manipulation of Hollywood action movie tropes. Uncritical discussions of parody in British film ... More


The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Malek Khouri

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163548
eISBN:
9781617970153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163548.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents an up-to-date study on Youssef Chahine's work. The methodological approach of the book, and more precisely the discussion of the theme of Arab national unity from a post-colonial ... More


Traversing the Esophagus

Suzanne Buchan

in The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646586
eISBN:
9781452945903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the research and studio processes from where the Quay Brothers’ films were conceived. Quay Brothers used a kind of research that lets them reinvent visual compositions derived ... More


Micro Elements

Stephanie Muir

in Studying City of God

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781903663592
eISBN:
9781800341999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781903663592.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the cinematic style of City of God (2002). What one might consider here is the way that the film represents a marked change in its audience's way of reading a text. The style of ... More


The End of Extreme Cinema?

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The end of the book posits that recent trends towards the extreme do not constitute a cinematic style as such, but rather an international explosion of stylized cinema. There is, however, a genuine ... More


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