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Animation  

Paul Wells

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter is a chronological overview of some of the key developments in science fiction animated films, using the concept of the “thick text” as a way of understanding how the specific ... More

Built on a Lie: Propaganda, Pedagogy, and the Origins of the Kuleshov Effect  

John MacKay

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Dec 2013
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Mar 2014
After distinguishing propaganda as a pedagogical practice with roots in religious proselytizing from agitation as directed at immediate mobilization, this article discusses the militantly ... More

Cinema, Modernism, and Modernity  

James Donald

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the relation between modernism and cinema. It highlights the two most important aspects of this relationship. One is the way that a modernist aesthetic informed ... More

Dissent, Truthiness, and Skepticism in the Global Media Landscape: Twenty-First Century Propaganda in Times of War  

Megan Boler and Selena Nemorin

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Dec 2013
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Mar 2014
After the terrorist attacks in September 2001, an event that came to be known as 9/11, the United States under President George W. Bush embarked on an unprecedented propaganda campaign. ... More

Facing Others: Close-Ups of Faces in Narrative Film and in  

Carl Plantinga

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
Given the power and ubiquity of the human face in social life, it is unsurprising that the represented face in close-up plays a central role in narrative film. This chapter begins by ... More

Filmmakers as Folk Psychologists: How Filmmakers Exploit Cognitive Biases as an Aspect of Cinematic Narration, Characterization, and Spectatorship  

Jeff Smith

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
This chapter examines the relation between folk psychology and cognitive biases in film narration, characterization, and spectatorship. More specifically, the chapter explores the ... More

Intership: Anachronism between Loyalty and the Case  

Mieke Bal

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
The well-known problem with “adaptation” is that the word is fraught with normative assumptions. Adaptation implies comparison, and comparison implies standards, grounds of comparison. ... More

Japanese Modernism and “Cine-Text”: Fragments and Flows at Empire’s Edge in Kitagawa Fuyuhiko and Yokomitsu Riichi  

William O. Gardner

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article notes that Kitagawa Fuyuhiko's writings from the 1920s and 1930s, together with the contemporaneous works of prose author Yokomitsu Riichi, are strongly marked by the ... More

Tracking Cinema on a Global Scale  

Miriam Bratu Hansen

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article suggests ways in which the notion of cinema as vernacular modernism could be useful to the project of writing transnational film history, and presents examples from Japanese ... More

Trans Ecology and the Transgender Road Narrative  

Nicole Seymour

This article identifies a particular subgenre of the road narrative, the transgender road narrative, analyzing the film Transamerica and the novel Nevada as representative examples. The ... More

Vernacular Modernism and South African Cinema: Capitalism, Crime, and Styles of Desire  

Rosalind C. Morris

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article argues that the doubleness or ambivalence which is discernible in the signifying practices of much modernist aesthetics as self-reflexivity and symbolic instability derives ... More

Visions of Modernity in Colonial India: Cinema, Women, and the City  

Manishita Dass

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article looks at a new conception of urban space, pivotal to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Indian literatures and the emergent political culture of Indian nationalism, ... More

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