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.

Item number 40796
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Tom Brown (Editor/Author)
James Walters (Editor/Author)
Tom Gunning (Author)
Laura Mulvey (Author)
Andrew Klevan (Author)
Stella Bruzzi (Author)
Adrian Martin (Author)
Steve Neale (Author)
Edward Gallafent (Author)
Martin Shingler (Author)
Deborah Thomas (Author)
Jacob Leigh (Author)
Douglas Pye (Author)
Susan Smith (Author)
Steven Peacock (Author)
John Gibbs (Author)
Richard Dyer (Author)
Thomas Elsaesser (Author)
Charles Barr (Author)
Ginette Vincendeau (Author)
Rick Altman (Author)
Helen Hanson (Author)
R. J. Ellis (Author)
Pam Cook (Author)
Mark Broughton (Author)
Jonathan Bignell (Author)
Claudia Gorbman (Author)
Alex Clayton (Author)
Alison Butler (Author)
Barbara Klinger (Author)
Elizabeth Cowie (Author)
Kristin Thompson (Author)
Bruce F. Kawin (Author)
Michele Aaron (Author)
Lisa Purse (Author)
Jonathan Frome (Author)
George M. Wilson (Author)
William Rothman (Author)