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Enter the World’: James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) and the Family-Adventure Movie
In this chapter, I contextualise the extraordinary success of James Cameron's Avatar (2009) by relating it to dominant global box office trends, with a particular emphasis on the prominence of fantasy and Science Fiction ...
Spiritual Science Fiction for the Whole Family: Spielberg, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 1970s Hollywood
(Press universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2018)
In this essay I examine Steven Spielberg’s contribution to the fundamental reorientation of Hollywood cinema in the late 1970s (back towards all-inclusive family entertainment) by taking a closer look at the critical ...
An Angel in Hell: Artur Brauner and the Attempt to Make a German Oskar-Schindler-Biopic
Film Studies tends to deal only with film projects that have been completed and pays particular attention to the work of directors, thus largely ignoring the fact that the vast majority of attempts to make movies fail, ...
Toy Story, Pixar and Contemporary Hollywood
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)
In this chapter I situate the Toy Story films in the context of Pixar’s overall output, and also within hit patterns at the US box office and in Hollywood’s export markets. I pay particular attention to the increasing box ...
This is a photographic collection of Malta’s doors. This photographic journey is a selection of imagery taken travelling through the island of Malta. The images are taken throughout modern and historic areas of Malta and ...
The Hollywood Renaissance: Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)
In December 1967, Time magazine put Bonnie and Clyde on its cover and proudly declared that Hollywood cinema was undergoing a ‘renaissance’. For the next few years, a wide range of formally and thematically challenging ...
Passenger Departure Process Modelling to Investigate the Effect of Variability for a Major International Airport
The special environment of any airport, especially a major international hub made process improvement and analysis difficult. This is due to the variability induced by several factors and which could potentially change, ...
Much of my research to date has been concerned with the relationship between acousmatic compositional practice and sound art. In Batchelor 2015, I attempted to identify some potential overlaps and compatibilities between ...
Arts reviewing: a practical guide
Challenging Sociality? An Anthropology of robots, autism and attachment
This book explores the development of humanoid robots for helping children with autism develop social skills and is based on fieldwork in the UK and the USA. Robotic scientists propose that robots can therapeutically help ...