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Earthlings. Dir. Shaun Monson. Nation Earth. 2005.

Earthlings. Dir. Shaun Monson. Nation Earth. 2005. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

Fig. 1 The original release poster for Earthlings, the film’s oft repeated challenge to the viewer to ‘make the connection’ features prominently alongside pictures of plants, animals and the evil emperor…

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Gates of Heaven. Dir. Errol Morris. New Yorker Films. 1978.

Gates of Heaven. Dir. Errol Morris. New Yorker Films. 1978. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

Figure 1: The original cinematic release poster for Gates of Heaven. Eighty-Five minutes of predominantly medium close-up shots without narration with a focus, superficially at least, on the pet cemetery business. You…

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The Misfits. Dir. Arthur Miller. United Artists. 1961.

The Misfits. Dir. Arthur Miller. United Artists. 1961. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

The Misfits (dir. Arthur Miller, 1961)The final two scenes in The Misfits (dir. Arthur Miller, 1961) epitomise the varied conflicts that underpin the changing zeitgeist narrative of the film.[1] The relationship…

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The Drop. Dir. Michaël R. Roskam. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2014.

The Drop. Dir. Michaël R. Roskam. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2014. 150 150 Laura Reusswig

Synopsis The Drop is a tense and dark crime drama set in Brooklyn and centers on the character Bob, portrayed by Tom Hardy in a incredible understated performance, who tends the bar of…

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Jaws. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Studios. 1975.

Jaws. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Universal Studios. 1975. 150 150 Emma Redley

Jaws, Spielberg’s second major film[1] , released in 1975 is widely recognised as an important piece of cinema, with one of the most memorable and suspense building soundtracks of all time.…

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Shooter. Dir. Antoine Fuqua. Paramount Pictures. 2007.

Shooter. Dir. Antoine Fuqua. Paramount Pictures. 2007. 150 150 Laura Reusswig

Shooter The animal presence in the film Shooter in form of the main character’s dog Sam plays into the theme of friendship and loyalty that is present throughout the whole film. The…

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Bringing Up Baby . Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO. 1938.

Bringing Up Baby . Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO. 1938. 150 150 Katie Goody

In the romantic comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938) Hawks explores the association between animalism (behaviours or feelings associated with animals) and chaos. The comedy emerges out of the interactions between the unlikely…

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A Close Shave. Dir. Nick Park. BBC. 1995.

A Close Shave. Dir. Nick Park. BBC. 1995. 150 150 Jack Collier

Following the great success of director Nick Park’s A Grand Day Out in 1990 and 1993’s The Wrong Trousers, eccentric inventor Wallace and his canine companion Gromit returned in 1995…

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The Ugly Dachshund. Dir. Norman Toker . Walt Disney. 1966.

The Ugly Dachshund. Dir. Norman Toker . Walt Disney. 1966. 150 150 Katie Goody

The Ugly Dachshund (1966), adapted from the 1938 novel by Gladys Bonwyn Stern, begins as Mark Garrison (Dean Jones) frantically prepares to drive to the hospital. This tricks us in to…

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Fantastic Mr. Fox. Dir. Wes Anderson. 20th Century Fox . 2009.

Fantastic Mr. Fox. Dir. Wes Anderson. 20th Century Fox . 2009. 150 150 Jack Collier

2009 saw Wes Anderson turn his unique eye for detail and style to stop motion animation, with his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. The film has a distinct…

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