HAR: Imagination/Representation

The Banshees of Inisherin. Dir. Martin McDonagh. Searchlight Pictures. 2015

The Banshees of Inisherin. Dir. Martin McDonagh. Searchlight Pictures. 2015 1707 2560 LPerek-Gokce1

“Do you think God gives a damn about miniature donkeys, Colm?”  “I fear he doesn’t. And I fear that’s where it’s all gone wrong.” Martin McDonagh’s, “The Banshees of Inisherin” (2022),…

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The Little Prince. Dir. Mark Osborne. Paramount Pictures. 2015

The Little Prince. Dir. Mark Osborne. Paramount Pictures. 2015 910 1236 LPerek-Gokce1

“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” In The Little Prince the depiction of foxes defies conventional animality as they generally symbolise…

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An American Tail. Dir. Don Bluth. Universal Pictures.1986

An American Tail. Dir. Don Bluth. Universal Pictures.1986 1186 643 Carmen Navarro Mateo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvZfEQ_pMdg Official trailer for An American Tail Fig.1 An American Tail poster by Drew Struzan. It comprises the American Dream spirit and the hopes of the immigrants An American Tail…

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Dir. Charlie Kaufman. Netflix. 2020.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Dir. Charlie Kaufman. Netflix. 2020. 696 350 Grace Hogg

“There’s just something… ineffable. Profoundly, unutterably, unfixably wrong here.”

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Kubo and the Two Strings. Dir. Travis Knight. Laika. 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings. Dir. Travis Knight. Laika. 2016 1454 620 Louise Smith

Figure 1: Kubo lifted in the air by wings made of origami birds. Kubo and the Two Strings follows a boy whose life is made even more extraordinary when a…

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Hoodwinked!. Dir. Edwards, Cory. Kanbar Entertainment, Blue Yonder Films. 2005.

Hoodwinked!. Dir. Edwards, Cory. Kanbar Entertainment, Blue Yonder Films. 2005. 1200 630 Bethany Hinch-Sisley

https://youtu.be/RGV-cTSr6zg <Fig 1. Hoodwinked! Trailer [2005]> Hoodwinked! [2005] A retelling of the folktake Little Red Riding Hood as a police procedural, using backstories to show multiple characters’ points of view.[1]…

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Dir. Ron Howard. Universal Pictures.2000.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Dir. Ron Howard. Universal Pictures.2000. 602 397 Eve Bayliss

For as much as this film teaches us about the meaning of Christmas, it equally teaches us about the relation humans hold with animals, through both interaction and perception. The…

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Porco Rosso. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1992.

Porco Rosso. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1992. 555 298 Catriona Keep

Porco Rosso follows a former fighter pilot who abandoned the Italian military, transformed into a pig, and becomes a bounty hunter that fights pirates. One day he meets American pilot…

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Under the Skin

Under the Skin 150 150 Sophie Anderson

Under the Skin is a science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer and released in 2013. It tells the story of an alien disguised as a human woman (played by…

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An American Tail. Dir. Don Bluth. Universal Pictures.1986

An American Tail. Dir. Don Bluth. Universal Pictures.1986 2560 1440 Carmen Navarro Mateo

“There are no cats in America“ Fig.1. Original Poster by Drew Struzan of Fievel and the rest of the immigrants arriving in New York. The anonymous humans frame Fievel and…

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