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runner

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

A procumbent shoot that takes root, forming a new plant that eventually is freed from connection with the parent by decay of the runner. The runner serves as a vegetative propagule. See...

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Blade Runner

Rob Latham and Jeffrey Hicks.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 10111 words.

Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, was originally released in June of 1982 to mixed reviews and a poor showing at the box office. It became a strong seller on home video, however, and...

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Cinema of Emancipation and Zacharias Kunuk’s <i>Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner</i>

Marco Bohr.

in Films on Ice

January 2015; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 5196 words.

This chapter offers stylistic and thematic analyses of the  cinematography and strategies of visual storytelling of Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001). Bohr provides an...

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director's cut

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. In post-production, the final cut of a film, TV programme, or pop video, which is approved by its director but which may be subsequently re-edited: for example as a response...

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Science Fiction Cinema

Christine Cornea.

June 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Film. 320 pages.

This study offers a broad historical and theoretical reassessment of the science fiction film genre. The book explores the development of science fiction in cinema from its beginnings in...

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Films on Ice

Edited by Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport.

January 2015; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Film. 384 pages.

The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and...

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Scott, Sir Ridley

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts. 131 words.

Kt 2003

Born S Shields, 30 Nov. 1937

film director and producer

Royal Coll. of Art

Films include: director: The Duellists,...

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‘Who Were We? and What Happened to Us?’: Inuit Memory and Arctic Futures in Igloolik Isuma Film and Video

Marian Bredin.

in Films on Ice

January 2015; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 5471 words.

This chapter analyses the history of one of the most successful indigenous film- and video-making groups, Nunavut’s Isuma. Based in Igloolik, Bredin charts the emergence of the group, as...

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Claiming Space, Time and History in <i>The Journals of Knud Rasmussen</i>

Darrell Varga.

in Storytelling in World Cinemas

January 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 5329 words.

This chapter focuses on The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006), a film about the contact between shamanism and Christianity voiced through a native Inuit point of view. The film's story is...

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A British Comparison

Zhou Xuelin.

in Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

September 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 6212 words.

This chapter presents a sample comparative study of youth cultures. It compares and contrasts the British angry-young-man films of the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the Chinese...

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film noir

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

A genre of crime films popular in the 1940s and 1950s, characterized by the use of expressionist, chiaroscuro black-and-white cinematography, complex mystery plots, and stock characters...

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