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12 Monkeys

Susanne Kord

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334000
eISBN:
9781800342491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334000.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995) was a commercial and critical success, but it is Gilliam's least understood film, even on the basic plot level. Aside from recognizable debts to specific films such ... More


The Damned

Nick Riddle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325529
eISBN:
9781800342330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325529.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Damned (1963) is the most intriguing of director Joseph Losey's British “journeyman” films. A sci-fi film by a director who hated sci-fi; a Hammer production that sat on the shelf for over two ... More


Richard Linklater

David T. Johnson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036927
eISBN:
9780252094040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036927.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Richard Linklater's filmmaking choices seem to defy basic patterns of authorship. From his debut with the inventive independent narrative Slacker, the Austin-based director's divergent films have ... More


Introduction

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986). The Fly is a film that may appear uncomplicated in its execution but possesses such innate complexity — including ... More


I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Laurence A. Rickels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For years, the author of this book often found himself compared to novelist Philip K. Dick—though in fact he had never read any of the science fiction writer’s work. When he finally read his first ... More


Off-Concrete: Edwin Morgan

Greg Thomas

in Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620269
eISBN:
9781789629538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620269.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Glaswegian poet Edwin Morgan coined the term ‘off-concrete’ to describe one of his own concrete poems. In this chapter, the term is used to characterise his overall approach to the style, which ... More


Entertainment and Irony: The Orlando Furioso from Modern to Postmodern

Stefano Jossa

in Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Less popular than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso has however made an impact on Anglo-American fiction. Loved by ... More


Retrospecular Eyes

Garrett Stewart

in Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226201214
eISBN:
9780226201351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201351.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As a complement to narratives of overseas violence and its technological upgrades treated in the last chapter, here, in the stateside theatre of Homeland Security, the genres of fantasy and sci-fi ... More


Introduction

Nick Riddle

in The Damned

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325529
eISBN:
9781800342330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325529.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Joseph Losey's sci-fi film The Damned (1963). The film's reputation has undoubtedly risen because of its historical interest, as 1960s culture ... More


The Question of Genre

David Carter

in Inception

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325055
eISBN:
9781800342187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325055.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the genre of Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010). Nolan changed his mind several times about what kind of film he wanted to make. This led him to view the material at ... More


Temporality and Trauma in American Sci-Fi Television

Aris Mousoutzanis

in Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter approaches the experimentation of temporality in recent American Sci-Fi TV shows, such as Lost, FlashForward, Fringe, and The Event, in terms of their preoccupation with the topic of ... More


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