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Author: Hugo Frey

This book introduces readers to the cinema of Louis Malle. Malle needs little further preliminary discussion here. His is a body of work that most film critics around the world recognise as being one of the most productive in post-war international cinema, including as it does triumphs such as Ascenseur pour l'échafaud; Le Feu follet; Lacombe Lucien; Atlantic City USA, and Au revoir les enfants . Malle's work attracted intense public controversy, with a new Malle film being just as likely to find itself debated on the front page of Le Monde or Libération as reviewed in the film section of those newspapers. Malle's four major films of the 1970s represent a fusion of the youthful bravado and confidence of the 1950s combined with the new political questioning adopted in the late 1960s. Le Souffle au cœur, Lacombe Lucien, Black Moon, and Pretty Baby were made in relatively quick succession and each engaged in controversial and divisive themes. The book analyses Malle's political journey from the cultural right-wing to the libertarian left, to explain how Le Souffle au cœur marked a radical break with the 1950s by speaking of that era through a comic mode. It explores how Lacombe Lucien works as a film, to discuss its core rhetorical devices and what they mean today. The book also demonstrates that Malle is too complex to be explained by one theory or interpretation, however tempting its conclusions.

Hugo Frey

devoted to France and the United States. Malle’s work attracted intense public controversy, with a new Malle film being just as likely to find itself debated on the front page of Le Monde or Libération as reviewed in the film section of those newspapers. Viewed in historical retrospect, Malle is a director who was consistently in the eye of the storm. In this opening chapter I highlight four turbulent

in Louis Malle
Religion and gender in England , 1830–85

This interdisciplinary study of competing representations of the Virgin Mary examines how anxieties about religious and gender identities intersected to create public controversies that, whilst ostensibly about theology and liturgy, were also attempts to define the role and nature of women. Drawing on a variety of sources, this book seeks to revise understanding of the Victorian religious landscape, both retrieving Catholics from the cultural margins to which they are usually relegated, and calling for a reassessment of the Protestant attitude to the feminine ideal.

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Jonathan Smyth

The author challenges the classic view that the Festival was a dull and sterile political event, and shows how the estimate of the importance of the Festival changed from that of early historians, who saw the Festival as an event remarkable for its level of public participation, to the later view of it as a purely political oddity unworthy of detailed evaluation He discusses the public controversies as to the importance of the Festival during the celebrations of the Bicentenary of the Revolution and how the new use of previously disregarded or rejected local regional and national archival material has led him to the view that the Festival was, on the contrary a vibrant and important event within the context of the Revolution, and one worthy of more careful and detailed study.

in Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being
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Jonathan Benthall

Frontières, Oxfam and Save the Children, as they have grown from national to global institutions. 2 With this increase in scale will no doubt come the public controversies that beset all aid agencies, which is a sign of health for trenchant debate is one of the NGO sector’s strengths. Some criticisms of the aid industry are indeed devastating, but world politics would be in an even worse state than at

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Vicky Randall

perspective on his broader intellectual concerns and world-view. While no study of Freeman can be fully comprehensive given the prolific nature of his writing, I have pursued a thematic treatment of his most important works and the contexts in which they were produced. Paying attention to his famous dictum ‘history is past politics, politics is present history’, I have been particularly interested in exploring the intersections between the themes of his historical volumes and his involvement in various public controversies, including his critique of the Imperial Federation

in History, empire, and Islam
Mark O’Brien

, in the first draft of the Broadcasting Bill, the impartiality of the new service was preserved. Section 18 (1) of the Bill stated: It shall be the duty of the Authority to secure that, when it broadcasts any information, news or feature which relates to matters of public controversy or is the subject of current public debate, the information, news or feature is presented objectively and impartially and without any expression of the Authority’s own views. When introducing the Bill in the Seanad, Hilliard made only a fleeting reference to the provisions of Section

in The Fourth Estate
Peter John, Sarah Cotterill, Alice Moseley, Liz Richardson, Graham Smith, Gerry Stoker and Corinne Wales

effort to change. Examples are recycling, which is already widely perceived as a good thing to do, and organ donation; the issue in these cases is that while most people agree with the ideas of recycling and organ donation, many do not act. This gap becomes even more important when the nudges address issues of public controversy and require citizens to engage in larger and more profound changes than the ones with which we presented them. This provides a justification to our use of think, which may be appropriate precisely in those contexts where there is not a settled

in Nudge, nudge, think, think (second edition)
Luis G. Martínez del Campo

, pide caiga algún intelectual, llevaría a un acto de escasa justicia y de menos caridad.8 (I consider that sacrificing Corominas, who is what one might call a platonic anarchist, through a natural desire to serve a public opinion which, as justifiably alarmed as it is greatly misplaced, is asking for the head of an intellectual, will lead to an act of scant justice and even less charity.) The term was thus included in a private letter, but used to make reference to, and intervene in, a public controversy. Furthermore, Miguel de Unamuno, who was considered a model for

in Spain in the nineteenth century
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Higher standards, lower credibility?
David Hine and Gillian Peele

tendency to reflect the most recent experience. A final distinctive and important premise of ethical regulation in the explicitly political arena is that the targets of regulation are office-holders themselves: the very group who design regulations in the first place. If office-holders do not abide by the rules they set themselves, public controversy will be especially acute. This brings a further difficulty. If elected office-holders behave improperly, to whom are they to be accountable: to voters, as in the traditional British political narrative, or to regulators

in The regulation of standards in British public life