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Sequence and the rise of auteurism in 1950s Britain

the art cinema credo, even before Truffaut did so, and who would later become something of an auteur himself, even if he was only to direct six feature films between 1963 and 1987, from This Sporting Life to The Whales of August . He was also to be a central intellectual figure within the European art cinema, among other things organising the famous ‘Free Cinema’ screenings at the National Film

in British cinema of the 1950s
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New retro movies in 1990s Hollywood cinema

deployment of the past in the present, and frequently involves irony. For instance, writing on retro fashion in the New York Times in 1975, Kennedy Fraser suggests that, ‘retro represents the desire to find style, but obliquely , and splendour, but tackily , and so to put an ironic distance between the wearers and the fashionableness of their clothes’. 14 Finding political potential in retro fashion, Kaja

in Memory and popular film
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least on Twitter; and in Ronson’s book he says that not 1 See Chapter 1 for an exposition of this concept. 108Exposed only his career is over, but his whole life as well.2 Another well-known case that Ronson analyses is that of Justine Sacco, the young South African woman who wrote the now infamous tweet, ‘Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!’ (Ronson 2015:45–61). In the book, Sacco claims – and she has said the same thing in a number of interviews – that she wrote the ironic tweet in order to draw attention to and make fun of Americans

in Exposed
The Pony Express at the Diamond Jubilee

, which premiered at California’s Diamond Jubilee in 1925. Initiatives by social and civic elites during the early 1920s to regulate the dominant form of entertainment in American life reveal the extent to which movies had become a site of struggle over who could legitimately circulate types of knowledge (for example, historical knowledge) that were invested with cultural power. Postwar xenophobia, on the

in Memory and popular film
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Amateur film, civic culture and the rehearsal of monarchy

concerning the importance of childhood and the continuing idealisation of the child since the Romantic period, politically, socially and even biologically, children (since they are generally small, inarticulate, without rights, lacking money or physical strength) occupy the lowest or most deviant social and cultural status in Western culture of any other living being aside from non-human animals. 13 The

in The British monarchy on screen