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Lonely passions - the cinema of Jack Clayton
Neil Sinyard

way compensate for lack of real passion or concern’. 5 Even the complimentary quote from Alexander Walker that heads this chapter talks of ‘impersonal craftsmanship’: admittedly, it is coupled with ‘incisiveness’ and Walker is contrasting such craftsmanship favourably with modern, modish self-indulgence, but there is still the ghost of an impression of a reticent stylist who is typically and predictably English in the

in Jack Clayton
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Sam Rohdie

Minimalism Mouchette (1967) and Le Journal d’un curé de campagne (1951) are returns to an ancient story, the Passion of Christ. In that story, as in Bresson’s two films, there are similar elements: chance (a series of encounters none of which are particularly connected, but all of which lead to a predestined end); predestination (though the paths to a final end are matters of chance and coincidence, the end itself is predetermined); freedom (the characters embrace their fate freely, not mere acceptance but an active embrace as understanding and thereby

in Film modernism
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The French human sciences and the crafting of modern subjectivity, 1794–1816
Laurens Schlicht

populace in order to clear the way for new and better ones: Revolutions are, for the political body they shake, what medicines are for the impaired human body whose harmony they must restore. In both cases, the first effect is a disorder, the first sensation pain. 1 Petit thereby claimed that the ‘shock of all passions’ which had

in Progress and pathology
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Michael C. Schoenfeldt

with toxic passion or heal with human compassion, depending on the object and the situation. 4 Part of the challenge of deploying the concept of positive emotions to talk about early modern literature, moreover, may emerge from the inherent imprecision, if not the implicit anachronism, of the term ‘emotion’. It is certainly significant that all the early modern entries for the word ‘emotion’ are negative in the Oxford English Dictionary . It is a word whose first uses include ‘political agitation

in Positive emotions in early modern literature and culture
Roel Meijer

negotiation as the only means of eliminating its causes – all of which are anathema to Wahhabism. In the Saudi discourse, the causes of violence are sought in another logical sequence of steps beginning with religious ignorance ( jahil ), irrationality/passions ( ahwa’ ), deviation ( inhiraf ) and extremism ( ghuluw ), leading to political involvement ( hizbiyya ) and violence ( ‘unf ). In this discourse the believer is the central figure, and the concept of the ‘victorious sect’ ( al-ta’ifa al-mansura ), to which all Salafis/Wahhabis belong, is by definition unequal. It

in Non-Western responses to terrorism
Texts and the ambiguities of knowledge in Piers Plowman
Kath Stevenson

‘kynde knowyng’, Will might at last comprehend, through his affective understanding of the Passion, the mysteries of salvation through grace. ‘Meddling with “Makyng’” In the strand of Langland’s consideration of textual authority discussed above, it has been argued that the voice of the poet should not be conflated with that of his narrative persona. The dreamer’s naivety is, rather, a heuristic device whose function is to activate the reader or listener’s own epistemological search for Truth. Will’s incessant

in Aspects of knowledge
Douglas Morrey

Passion (1981), Prénom Carmen (1983) and Je vous salue Marie (1984). Alain Bergala calls these three films ‘une véritable trilogie, tant au niveau des thèmes que de l’esthétique’ 1 (Bergala 1999 : 26). However, Jean-Louis Leutrat has identified a different trilogy in Sauve qui peut , Passion and Prénom Carmen , ‘trois films qui mettent en scène des cinéastes attelés à des projets impossibles’ 2

in Jean-Luc Godard
‘It is a voice full of manly melody'
Katie Barclay

-rent heavings with which its bosom throbbed. He has surely thought that, by contrasting mine with the powerful talents selected by his antagonist, he was giving you a proof that the appeal he made was to your reason, not to your feelings – to the integrity of your hearts, not the exasperation of your passions. Happily however for him, happily for you, happily for the country, happily for the profession, on subjects such as this, the experience of the oldest amongst us is but slender; deeds such as this are not indigenous to an Irish soil, or naturalized beneath an Irish

in Men on trial
Hollywood, Christians and the American Culture Wars
Karen Patricia Heath

and idiots and failures and creeps. But we’re called to the divine, we’re called to be better than our nature would have us be. And those big realms that are warring and battling are going to manifest themselves very clearly, seemingly without reason, here – a realm that we can see. And you stick your head up and you get knocked. (Gibson quoted in Boyer 2003 ) Mel Gibson’s emotional commentary on the significance of his biblical epic, the self-financed The Passion of the Christ ( 2004 ), followed on the heels of a major public controversy that saw numerous

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium
Bodies and environments in Italy and England

This book explores whether early modern people cared about their health, and what did it mean to lead a healthy life in Italy and England. According to the Galenic-Hippocratic tradition, 'preservative' medicine was one of the three central pillars of the physician's art. Through a range of textual evidence, images and material artefacts, the book documents the profound impact which ideas about healthy living had on daily practices as well as on intellectual life and the material world in Italy and England. Staying healthy and health conservation was understood as depending on the careful management of the six 'Non-Naturals': the air one breathed, food and drink, excretions, sleep, exercise and repose, and the 'passions of the soul'. The book provides fresh evidence about the centrality of the Non-Naturals in relation to groups whose health has not yet been investigated in works about prevention: babies, women and convalescents. Pregnancy constituted a frequent physical state for many women of the early modern European aristocracy. The emphasis on motion and rest, cleansing the body, and improving the mental and spiritual states made a difference for the aristocratic woman's success in the trade of frequent pregnancy and childbirth. Preventive advice was not undifferentiated, nor simply articulated by individual complexion. Examining the roles of the Non-Naturals, the book provides a more holistic view of convalescent care. It also deals with the paradoxical nature of perceptions about the Neapolitan environment and the way in which its airs were seen to affect human bodies and health.