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Questions of Authorship

Some Comments on David Bordwell’s Narration in the Fiction Film

Paisley Livingston


These comments concern Bordwell’s explicit and implicit claims about cinematic authorship in his 1985 Narration in the Fiction Film. Distinctions are drawn between causal and attributionist conceptions of authorship, and between actualist and fictionalist views about the spectator’s attitude toward authorship. A key question concerns the autonomy or independence of a viewer’s competent uptake of story and narration, as opposed to its dependence on knowledge of authorship or authorial design. The example of cinematic quotation in Resnais’s Mon oncle d’Amérique is used to illustrate the pertinence of the latter option.

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The Aesthetics of Boredom

Slow Cinema and the Virtues of the Long Take in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Emre Çağlayan

literary movements in the ways in which newer generations of authors attempt to “interest” their readers ( 1995: 1–2 ). Reinhard Kuhn, on the other hand, dismisses simple boredom for its dependence on “external circumstances” and instead explores ennui as

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In Pursuit of Masculinity

On Aging Bodies, Migration and Youthful Masculinities

Usman Mahar

toward an active, engaged, productive and ageless self, people can achieve “success” in aging—“successful aging.” Such a lifestyle, according to Rowe and Kahn (1998) , warrants the avoidance of disease, disability, and dependence in old age and ensures

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Welcome to “Planet Porno”

Masculinity, Sexuality, and Fitness Doping

Jesper Andreasson and Thomas Johansson

and Alcohol Dependence 60 ( 1 ): 91 – 96 . doi: 10.1016/S0376-8716(00)80011-3 . 10.1016/S0376-8716(00)80011-3 Demetriou , Demetrakis Z. 2001 . “ Connell's Concept of Hegemonic Masculinity: A Critique .” Theory & Society 30 ( 3 ): 337

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“Like a Dream, an Illusion, a Drop of Dew, a Flash of Lightning”

Buddhist (Un)reality, Thought Experiments, and the “Ecological Dharma Eye” in Lu Yang's Material World Knight Game Film

Livia Monnet

that all things and phenomena arise in dependence on multiple causes and conditions, and as a specific instantiation of this law in the nidanas or the twelve links of dependent origination. The basic formula of the principle of dependent origination

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Bodies with Objects in Space through Screens

Casual Virtuality and the Self-Mediation of Laura Paolini's Constraining Aesthetics

Jakub Zdebik

document. And the document becomes an “ontological ‘anchor’” the indexicality of the performing body ( Auslander 2006: 2 ). Philip Auslander discusses how the performance is a reality through the window of photographic documentation, the “mutual dependence

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An Otaku with Chinese Characteristics?

Localizing Japanese ACG Currents in Lu Yang's The Beast

Fred Shan

aesthetic experiences. Ngai argues, following Thomas Crow, that “postwar artists increased art's dependence on the artistically heterogeneous, beginning with the act of choosing an existing aesthetic that could then be ‘refine[d] and package[d]’ for a

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Challenging Binaries in Posthuman Worlds

An Analysis of Lu Yang's The Great Adventure of Material World

Jori Snels

are no ontological separations between humans and machines, and she describes the cyborg as embodying the “posthuman notion of the enfleshed and extended, relational self” which involves a “bond of mutual dependence between bodies and technological

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Ambivalent Sexualities in a Transnational Context

Romanian and Bulgarian Migrant Male Sex Workers in Berlin

Victor Trofimov

, that his dependence on the income from sex work forced him to enact the gay male script and behave this way with clients in bars while leaving his resentment, dissatisfaction, and homophobia at the center. Spatial Differences in Sexual Identities

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Shaping Edits, Creating Fractals

A Cinematic Case Study

James E. Cutting and Karen Pearlman

-4371(02)01383-3 Karagiannis , Thomas , Michalis Faloutsos , and Rudolf H. Riedl . 2002 . “ Long-Range Dependence: Now You See It Now You Don't .” IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 3 : 2165 – 2169 . doi: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2002.1189015 . Kostina , Anastasia