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Derek Schilling

’s cuts, Deschaumes is cast as a foe of the environment in league with Parisian bureaucrats. He loses his campaign, and the young journalist moves on to other pursuits. Critics were sharply divided by Rohmer’s approach to politics, which amounted to defending no one thesis or party line, but weighing the discourses of each. While some, pointing to the film’s irreverent portraits of technocrats and society butterflies, placed

in Eric Rohmer
Martin O’Shaughnessy

characters’ perceptions of nature. While Mme Dufour and her daughter are moved by a sentimental pantheism and drawn to cherry trees and caterpillars that turn into butterflies, their menfolk see a river full of predators and prey. The darker view triumphs when the sentimental attitudes of Henriette leave her open to the predatory behaviour of Henri, something that is brought out with cruel force when the nightingale, that symbol of

in Jean Renoir
First Signs, Speech Day, The Gamekeeper, Tom Kite, The Price of Coal
David Forrest and Sue Vice

he said we ain’t interested in size of crumbs, or even slices of cake. We want bakery, he said, so that we can determine the sort of cake that’s to be baked. (104) Ronnie’s act of taking one of the ‘butterfly buns’ meant for others is thus one with a comically rendered revolutionary potential. Soon after their gardening tasks are finished, the boys of 5G1 are summoned during a woodwork class to put out chairs for the prize-­ giving, interrupting a different kind of unvalorised activity: ‘I want to get on with my table: I’ll never get it finished!’, as one pupil

in Barry Hines
Wildlife documentaries on television
Thomas Austin

six.p65 126 6/28/2007, 10:40 AM 127 Wildlife documentaries on television bee, a mouse, a snake, seabirds, a frog and a butterfly.18 In important ways Springwatch resembles the established formats of both the news bulletin and the ‘magazine’ show (pioneered in the UK by Nationwide and That’s Life in the 1970s). Despite their differences, such programmes typically share a conventional formal organisation whereby presenter figures provide continuity, embodying a familiar visual and vocal framework into which a series of more or less discrete sequences, both live

in Watching the world
Popular genre film in post-Franco Spain
Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas

, Colomo has directed El efecto mariposa (1995), much indebted to his earlier La línea delcielo (1983) and financed by his own production company, with French and British participation. In the film, shot in the UK, Colomo playfully explores ‘chaos theory’, i.e. the ways in which apparently trivial events give rise to enormous consequences, the so-called butterfly effect. He does so by using the device

in Contemporary Spanish cinema
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Love and death
Peter William Evans

income supplemented by the return on an investment in ‘The Pestered Butterfly’, a play written by their friend Chitterlow (who first drew Kipps’s attention to the notice in a newspaper calling for Kipps to claim his inheritance), the shock to his system of involvement with Helen is enough to leave doubts in the minds of protagonist and audience. Kipps may have had to scale down his delusions of grandeur, for instance, over the

in Carol Reed
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Brian McFarlane and Anthony Slide

Killer (1992), Tracking Down Maggie (1994), Anne Frank Remembered (1995) – and some television, including Hillsborough (1996), and directed the short film, The Butterfly Man (1996). In 2006 he had two notable credits: Loach’s Cannes-winning The Wind That Shakes the Barley (UK/Fr/Ger/Ire/It/Sp) and the 9/11 recreation piece, United 93 (UK/Fr/US). Most of his recent work has been for US films. OTHER BRITISH FILMS INCLUDE : Raining Stones (1993), Ladybird Ladybird (1994), Land and Freedom (UK/Ger/Sp), Life After Life (1995), Carla’s Song (1996, UK

in The Encyclopedia of British Film