Turtle(s)

Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011.

Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011. 150 150 Aylin Ezder

Rango film poster “Rango’s” animated Western storyline is narrated by an owl mariachi band with thick Spanish accents who tell the story of a nameless pet chameleon. The anthropomorphic chameleon…

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American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. British Film Institute. 2016.

American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. British Film Institute. 2016. 150 150 Ellie Parkinson

Figure 1: Film poster Prior to American Honey, Arnold’s filmography was distinctly British, primarily focused upon the harsh reality of poverty in Britain. However, American Honey deviates from this pattern,…

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American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2016.

American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2016. 150 150 Ellie Parkinson

Andrea Arnold’s films are renowned for their nuanced focus upon human behaviour. However, as Michael Lawrence recognises in his analysis of her 2011 adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Arnold ‘privileges the…

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Over the Hedge. Dir. Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. DreamWorks. 2006.

Over the Hedge. Dir. Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. DreamWorks. 2006. 150 150 Emma Bragg

After Verne, an anxious turtle, breaks through the boundary of the manicured hedge he enters a pristine garden on the periphery of a middle class suburbia. A far cry from…

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Wir sind im Zoo. Dir. Bruno Kleberg. Progress Film-Verleih. 1953.

Wir sind im Zoo. Dir. Bruno Kleberg. Progress Film-Verleih. 1953. 150 150 Fabian K

We are at the zoo is an 1953 Film about a class of pioneers visiting the Leipziger Zoo in the German Democratic Republic. On their visit the class is being…

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Moonrise Kingdom. Dir. Wes Anderson. Focus Features. 2012.

Moonrise Kingdom. Dir. Wes Anderson. Focus Features. 2012. 150 150 Bradley Savage

Wes Anderson’s 2012 Moonrise Kingdom tells the tale of Suzy and Sam as they run away together. Our two young characters are pursued by Suzy’s family and Sam’s scout troop.

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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Touchstone Pictures. 2004.

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Touchstone Pictures. 2004. 150 150 Jessica Hannington

Animal Misunderstanding and Mystery in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou In The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (dir. Wes Anderson, 2004) Zissou, the famous oceanographer, tackles familial…

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Dolphin Tale. Dir. Charles Martin Smith. Alcon Entertainment. 2011.

Dolphin Tale. Dir. Charles Martin Smith. Alcon Entertainment. 2011. 150 150 Lauren Duffin

Dolphin Tale begins with a view of the underwater world, showcasing the inquisitive nature of dolphins to their surroundings. Dolphin Tale is based on the remarkable true story of a Bottlenose Dolphin…

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Buena Vista Pictures. 2004.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Buena Vista Pictures. 2004. 150 150 Anne Goodall

Wes Anderson’s fourth full-length film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, details the life of oceanographer and documentarian Steve Zissou following the death of his professional partner and best friend. The…

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The Swan Princess. Dir. Richard Rich. New Line Cinema. 1994.

The Swan Princess. Dir. Richard Rich. New Line Cinema. 1994. 150 150 Laura Birkin

The Swan Princess follows the story of Princess Odette and Prince Derek. From the time they are children it is hoped that they will marry and join their kingdoms, and as…

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