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Timing The Birth of a Nation
Anke Bernau

he links to such media as print, then film represented a newly powerful medium through which a national collectivity could be reached to a previously undreamt-of extent. Alongside such self-consciously progressive constructions of nationhood, however, North America also followed the trajectory of European nationalisms which, from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, looked to the

in Medieval film
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Anatomy of a metaphor
John M. Ganim

the period from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. 9 Marc Vernet questions whether film noir can be defined by intellectual influences – imported European lighting and film techniques, or the other factors normally associated with the rise of film noir . 10 He finds what we call noir in the American crime film from its earliest beginnings, and attributes the classic definition of Borde and

in Medieval film
Marcia Landy

folkloric bric-a-brac simulating a return to the cultural origins of Europe and imprinting on the text a secularisation of themes inherited from the medieval and post-medieval period’. 31 The film is representative of how the appropriation of medieval images, clothed as fantasy, becomes a vehicle to serve anachronistically the interests of modern history, a treatment repeated later in Monicelli’s films. The

in Medieval film