Collection of 38 essays, edited by Tom Brown and James Walters, focusing on key moments in a variety of films drawn from a broad cross-section of nations, periods and genres. Contents: Part One: Criticism - "Shadow Play and Dripping Teat: 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955)" by Tom Gunning; "Between Melodrama and Realism: 'Under the Skin of the City' (2001)" by Laura Mulvey; "Internalising the Musical: 'The Band Wagon' (1953)" by Andrew Klevan; "The Visitor's Discarded Clothes in 'Theorem' (1968)'" by Stella Bruzzi; "Style and Sincerity in Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill Vol. 2' (2004)" by James Walters; "The Moves: 'Blood' (1989)" by Adrian Martin; "The Properties of Images: 'Lust for Life' (1956)" by Steve Neale; "Two Views over Water: Action and Absorption in Ingmar Bergman's 'Wild Strawberries' (1957)" by Edward Gallafent; "Making an Entrance: Bette Davis's first appearance in 'Jezebel' (1938)" by Martin Shingler; "A Narrative Parenthesis in 'Life is Beautiful' (1997)" by Deborah Thomas; "The End of Summer: 'Conte d'ete' (1996)" by Jacob Leigh; "Enter Lisa: 'Rear Window' (1954)" by Douglas Pye; "Opening up 'The Secret Garden' (1993)" by Susan Smith; "A Magnified Meeting in 'Written on the Wind' (1956)" by Steven Peacock; "'Everything is connected, and everything matters': Relationships in 'I Love the Huckabees' (2004)" by John Gibbs; "The Ending of '8 and a Half' (1963)" by Richard Dyer. Part Two: History - "Haptic Vision and Consumerism: A Moment from Fritz Lang's 'Siegfried' (1924)" by Thomas Elsaesser; "Visions of Sound in 'City Lights' (1931)" by Charles Barr; "'Entertainment and dystopia': Maurice Chevalier Performs 'Avec le sourire' (1936)" by Tom Brown; "Music, Crime and the Gaze: 'La Bete humaine' (1938)" by Ginette Vincendeau; "Thunder and Lightning: 'Gone with the Wind' (1939) and the Logic of Synchronisation" by Rick Altman; "Hearing, Fearing: The Sonic Design of Suspense in 'Cat People' (1942)" by Helen Hanson; "'I've seen him take his knife..': 'The Searchers' (1956)" by R. J. Ellis; "Another Story: Myth and History in 'Bonnie and Clyde' (1967)" by Pam Cook; "A Sculptural Moment: The Epilogue to 'Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent' (1971)" by Mark Broughton; "'Star Wars' (1977): Back and Forth in Time and Space" by Jonathan Bignell; "Between Freedom and Confinement: Music in 'The World' (2004)" by Claudia Gorbman. Part Three: Theory - "Performance, with Strings Attached: 'Team America's (2004) Snub to the Actor" by Alex Clayton; "'Eloge de l'Amour' (2001): Moments in Time" by Alison Butler; "Contested Endings: Interpreting 'The Piano's (1993) Final Scenes" by Barbara Klinger; "Mourning, Loss and Trauma, and the Ambiguities of Proper and Improper Desire in 'Exotica' (1994)" by Elizabeth Cowie; "Stepping out of Blockbuster Mode: The Lighting of the Beacons in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' (2003)" by Kristin Thompson; "Dorothy's Dream: Mindscreen in 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)" by Bruce F. Kawin; "Looking On and Looking the Other Way: 'Hotel Rwanda' (2004) and the Racialised Ethics of Spectatorship" by Michele Aaron; "Working through the Body: Textual-Corporeal Strategies in 'United 93' (2006)" by Lisa Purse; "'I wasn't expecting that!': Cognition and Shock in 'Alien's (1979) Chestburster Scene" by Jonathan Frome; "The Inflection of a Dream in 'Scarlet Street' (1945)" by George M. Wilson; "Judy's Plan: A Reading of the 'Flashback' Sequence in 'Vertigo' (1958)" by William Rothman.