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ABBOTT, Diane Julie (<i>born</i> 1953), MP (Lab) Hackney North and Stoke Newington, since 1987

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Human Rights and Immigration; Political History; Politics; UK Politics; Media Studies; Radio. 117 words.

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ABBOTT, Paul (<i>born</i> 1960), film and television writer

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio. 127 words.

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ABDELA, Lesley Julia (<i>born</i> 1945), journalist and broadcaster, since 1986; Chief Executive: Project Parity, since 1996; Project Parity Partnerships for Peace, since 2005; Senior Partner: Eyecatcher Associates, since 1986; Shevolution, since 1998; specialist in post-conflict reconstruction, since 1999

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History; Politics; State and Local Government; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio; Intellectual History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Communication Studies. 336 words.

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Abel Gance

Paul Cuff.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 7562 words.

Although Abel Gance (1889–1981) is now recognized as a major figure of early cinema, he often struggled to find acceptance of his work in established canons of taste. As Jean Epstein wrote...

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ABRAHAM, Eric Antony (<i>born</i> 1954), film, theatre and television producer

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Human Rights and Immigration; Media Studies; Film; Radio. 212 words.

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ABSE, Dannie (1923 - 2014), Specialist in charge of chest clinic, Central Medical Establishment, London, 1954–89; writer

in Who Was Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio; Intellectual History; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Physiology. 385 words.

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Acting

Cynthia Baron.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 11973 words.

Perceptions about screen acting have been remarkably polarized: when people give priority to the now-mythical experiment by Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov that is supposed to have shown that...

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Action Cinema

James Kendrick.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 8400 words.

A hybrid genre that fuses the moral landscape of the western and the urban settings of film noir and police procedurals, the action film as we know it today is a relatively new genre,...

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Adaptation

Thomas Leitch and Kyle Meikle.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 14944 words.

Studies of cinematic adaptations—films based, as the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences puts it, on material originally presented in another medium—are scarcely a century...

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ADIE, Kathryn (<i>born</i> 1945), DL; author and freelance broadcaster; Presenter, From Our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio 4, since 1998

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio. 271 words.

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