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Spring Noir Redux

Digitally enhanced scenes from fifty Film Noir masterpieces as you’ve never seen them before! A must-have reference for thrill-seeking aficionados, students of cinema, and collectors of offbeat artists’ books. 39 more words


New publication: The Doppelgänger

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly associated with two areas of study: psychology, and German literature and culture since the Romantic movement. 237 more words

German Literature And Culture

The Seventh Seal and the Poetry of George Herbert

George Herbert’s seventeenth century works consist of extremely devoted Christian poetry. The exception to these themes is his poem, “The Collar,” in which a priest questions God and expresses frustration with his line of work.  496 more words

Visual effects: Thermal imaging in Earl Sweatshirt's Grief

This is an amazing video using thermal imaging cameras that a student called Nathan brought to my attention through his video analysis video produced for Media at Templestowe College. 130 more words

Music Video

What is a dispositive: a comprehensive map of theories

What is a “dispositive” (or apparatus)? From Foucault to Deleuze, from Heidegger to Agamben, from Baudry to the schlars that recently reworked the concept in the field of Film & Media Studies, a comprehensive map with bibliographical references… 7 more words

Media Semiotics


Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992)

There are a great many things that make Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs a prime example of recent style American independent cinema. The budget level that the film was shot on as well as the narrative structure are key elements that showcase the film’s independence. 374 more words


Bayonetta: Female Sexuality and Agency in Video Games

by Laila Carter, Featured Author.

Equipped with her four guns and always waging war against the heavenly army, the Umbra Witch Bayonetta has become one of the most recognizable female characters in gaming. 3,924 more words