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Dana Mills

release. Thus Van Aken reads dabke as a form of controlled tension towards collective dance, a collective body, a common feeling, in which the boundary between dancers and spectators remains constantly fluid. Dance is the method of demarcating space, through the dancing body that becomes inscribed by this dance and spectatorship. The lawih, the group leader, according to Van Aken, should be able to co-​ordinate, to put the dancers into play and let them to dance in a harmonious way; he should be able to generate intimacy and empathy, and at the same time to create order

in Dance and politics
The Spanish Gardener and its analogues
Alison Platt

signifies the dawning of a new kind of fathering that differs from the patriarchal norm, that offers intimacy and involvement beyond that pattern strictly in place in the post-war years when demobilisation dictated the reinforcement of the gender roles so heavily disrupted by World War II. Ultimately this is the story of an innocent child’s first brush with human fallibility – sin, of a kind. Brande makes

in British cinema of the 1950s
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The Admirable Crichton and Look Back in Anger
Stephen Lacey

literary text, which is privileged over the visual image. ‘Theatricality’ may connote a style of acting that seems scaled towards the open spaces of a theatre auditorium rather than the enforced intimacy of the camera; more generally, it suggests an ‘artificiality’ in performance (judged against the criteria of realism, that is), which is largely unconscious and the result of bad habits rather than a self

in British cinema of the 1950s
Separate Tables, separate entities?
Dominic Shellard

, dreading a life ‘in a few years’ time at one of those separate tables’. Relaxed by intimacy, their sexual attraction is reawakened and Anne proposes they go to her room, but she is called to the telephone by Miss Cooper – who corrects John’s belief that the meeting with his wife was a true coincidence. Anne was on the phone that very minute to his publisher, Wilder. John realises she had tracked him down

in British cinema of the 1950s
Ann-Kristin Wallengren

moment of peace after years of hostility; it is a moment of reconciliation and intimacy. They are talking to each other; but as in the three films discussed above, there is diegetic silence, and we do not hear their words. The Bach suite for cello, together with the editing and camera work that is rhythmically coordinated with the music, and their expressive faces tell us all we need to know. One of the crucial features of transformative film-musical moments is that they refer to silent-film aesthetics. The moving

in Ingmar Bergman
Musical meaning and musical discourse in Ingmar Bergman’s films
Per F. Broman

historical understanding of Chopin, which was established in the nineteenth century. Jim Samson summarizes some of the descriptions: [They] extended beyond a generous allocation of poetic programmes to incorporate a more generalised category of the poetic, suggestive of the sublime and mysterious, distilled to intimacy. Such ideas were already current in his lifetime. ‘To listen to Chopin is to read a strophe of Lamartine’; ‘Chopin is a poet, and above all a tender one’; ‘he is an

in Ingmar Bergman
Mia-Marie Hammarlin

nation. This type of response to scandal, characterised by discontent and condemnation, produces a variant of an imagined community, namely cultural intimacy. With reference 17 Thread: ‘Skvaller om en viss statssekreterares närvaro på Regeringskansliet’ (‘Gossip about the presence of a certain Under-Secretary of State at the Government Offices’), Member: ‘jaha jovisst’ (‘OK fine’), 9 March 2006, #121. 104Exposed to this concept, which originates with anthropologist Michael Herzfeld, David Wästerfors writes that such an imaginary community is not based on self

in Exposed
Queen Victoria, photography and film at the fin de siècle
Ian Christie

’s ‘animated photograph film’ would have offered a considerably livelier image than the formal group photograph published in the Illustrated London News . 24 It almost certainly offered a better view of the procession of carriages and Life Guards than many lining the procession route would have had, just as Acres’s earlier film had offered unusual intimacy with royal personages. 25 Queen Victoria’s own

in The British monarchy on screen
James Downs

dancing the waltz together – their high status, combined with the physical intimacy of the dance, meant that this was considered improper. 24 These were not the only liberties taken with historical details. Prior to their engagement Victoria appears with Albert, showing him photographs of herself and her mother in an album. In October 1839 no photographs of the Queen had ever been taken: the first

in The British monarchy on screen
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An allegory of imperial rapport
Deirdre Gilfedder

medical rooms. The tensions around the inequality of their status are emphasised by the mise-en-scène : lengthy exchanges are filmed in the intimacy of the decaying, patina-walled offices using a series of close-ups, short-sided shots and other quirky camera angles and lenses. Cinematographer Danny Cohen explained that under Hooper’s direction he placed his camera very close to the actors and shot with

in The British monarchy on screen