Year: 2002

The Cat Returns. Dir. Hiroyuki Morita. Toho. 2002.

The Cat Returns. Dir. Hiroyuki Morita. Toho. 2002. 150 150 Amelia Ward

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp-H_YOcYTM&feature=emb_title The Cat Returns (2002) is a Japanese fantasy film animated by Studio Ghibli, which follows dissatisfied schoolgirl Haru Yoshioka, who after saving a cat from a road collision, discovers she…

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28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2002.

28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2002. 150 150 Emily Cuthbert

You wouldn’t expect one of British cinema’s most poignant and idyllic moments to lie in the centre of a post-apocalyptic horror film, yet it does. Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later cuts…

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Dir. Chris Columbus. Warner Bros. 2002.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Dir. Chris Columbus. Warner Bros. 2002. 150 150 Amelia Ward

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets utilizes horror film narratives and their depiction of monstrous animals in order to reveal a deeper complex message regarding human-animal relationships. The franchise’s reliance…

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Anita and Me . Dir. Metin Hüseyin. BBC. 2002.

Anita and Me . Dir. Metin Hüseyin. BBC. 2002. 150 150 Casey

Auntie Shaila and her family arrive early in the film, the last of many Indian families who have come to see Meena’s family. The scene recreates the overarching approach of…

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Touching Wild Horses. Dir. Eleanore Lindo. Chesler / Perlmutter Productions. 2002.

Touching Wild Horses. Dir. Eleanore Lindo. Chesler / Perlmutter Productions. 2002. 150 150 Julia Greco-Giaccio

Image 1: DVD Cover Image Eleanore Lindo’s 2002 film, Touching Wild Horses, tells the story of a young boy named Mark (Mark Rendall), who is sent to live with his aunt…

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Treasure Planet. Dir. Ron Clements. Disney. 2002.

Treasure Planet. Dir. Ron Clements. Disney. 2002. 150 150 Elizabeth Cherry

In the animated film Treasure Planet anthropomorphism is used as a narrative tool within a wider concept of Hyperrealism which is ‘Disney Studio’s application of realist conventions of narrative, logical causality and…

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Ice Age. Dir. Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Fox. 2002.

Ice Age. Dir. Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Fox. 2002. 150 150 Nicole Parsons

Set twenty thousand years ago, at a time when animals were migrating to warmer climates, Ice Age follows the story of three animals. Sid, a sloth, is left behind by…

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Scooby-Doo. Dir. Raja Gosnell. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2002.

Scooby-Doo. Dir. Raja Gosnell. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2002. 150 150 James Pearson

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Dir. Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook. DreamWorks. 2002.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Dir. Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook. DreamWorks. 2002. 150 150 Emma Brown

The eponymous character Spirit in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)[1] is a stallion who lives freely in an area that would come to be known as the ‘Old West’. Unusually for…

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