HAR: Spectacle

Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion).

Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion). 700 302 Eve Pullen

Hungarian cinema leaves us feeling stuffed! Figure A  – Lajoska Balatony surrounded by stuffed animals. Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006, Amor Far Filmproduktion). Pálfi’s 2006 body horror  Taxidermia, follows the story…

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Bolt. Dir. Chris Williams, Byron Howard. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2008.

Bolt. Dir. Chris Williams, Byron Howard. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2008. 1823 711 Daniel Orechoff

Figure 1: Bolt Film Poster Disney’s 2008 feature, Bolt, follows the television star pup who believes that, through the meticulous production of the show, he has super-powers and faces an…

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Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011.

Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011. 1280 720 Jasmine Allen

Opening with the vibrant celebration of colours and exotic sounds of the Brazilian rainforest, our focus is drawn to a nervous exotic baby macaw bird called Blu who plucks up…

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Ant-Man. Dir. Peyton Reed. Marvel Studios. 2015.

Ant-Man. Dir. Peyton Reed. Marvel Studios. 2015. 2048 1080 Natalie Fenn

https://youtu.be/cslFsCgQfdg ‘You’ve yet to learn about your greatest allies: the ants. Loyal, brave, and your partners on this job.’ Figure 1 – a few of Scott’s new ant buddies! As…

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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. Dir. Tom Ellery and Bradley Raymond. Walt Disney Home Video. 1998.

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. Dir. Tom Ellery and Bradley Raymond. Walt Disney Home Video. 1998. 150 150 Lucy Luscombe

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vkXMJaZJoak Figure 1: Trailer for Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World In Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Pocahontas voyages to England with John Rolfe, an English diplomat.…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Dir. Michael Dougherty. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2019.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Dir. Michael Dougherty. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Lauren Webb

“Good thing he’s on our side” … “For now” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFxN2oDKk0E Figure 1 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer. How do we define the term ‘Monster’? Or perhaps, how should…

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Surf’s Up. Dir. Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures. 2007.

Surf’s Up. Dir. Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures. 2007. 1920 1080 Rachel Davies

Released in 2007, during the surge of penguin movies, Surf’s Up is a unique animated mockumentary exploring how penguins are the ‘real’ inventors of the worldwide sport, surfing. A documentary…

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Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019.

Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019. 150 150 Aisha Khan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NiYVoqBt-8&ab_channel=WaltDisneyStudios Magic. Mayhem. Friendship. Freedom. Come on down to Medici’s circus, where the newest attraction is an adorable baby elephant with ears too big to handle. Watch him soar above…

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2001: A Space Odyssey. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. 1968.

2001: A Space Odyssey. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. 1968. 150 150 Callum Ratcliffe

Figure 1: Parody recreation of the ‘Dawn of Man’ sequence in The Simpsons S3 Ep8 (1991) dir. Carlos BaezaFigure 2: Animal Mother (pictured)Inscribing violence onto the body of animality and…

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Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, 2021, Netflix

Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, 2021, Netflix 150 150 Lois Jones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbIxYm3mKzI “You’re going to die! You’re going to die!” Through a plot that follows the fight for a response to humanity’s impending doom when a comet is discovered to be…

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