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Post links to books and academic essay analysing Nolan's films :)

I used all of these on my Nolan and Memento essays and some I'm using now for an essay on mythologies in The Prestige.

Someone told me I should put all my sources up here cos some are really interesting reads so sorted them out for you...
I've also posted a small bit from my 100 ( :P ) Memento essay in the Memento board. Safe to say I also did a lot of my own analysing, but still some of these were extremely helpful.


GENERAL
* Identity Construction and Ambiguity in Christopher Nolan's Films [Academic Essay]


Memento
* Factualizing the Tattoo [Academic Essay]
Does Philosophy Meet Film in Plato’s Cave? Or at the Pharmacy? Reflections on Memento [Academic Essay]
Fantasmatic Personae as Repression-Defense in "Lost Highway" and "Memento" [Academic Essay]
Revolution at the Gates [Part of a Book, short analysis starting p. 276]
* Lacan and Contemporary Film [Part of a Book, analysis starting p. 111]
Memento - Philosophers on Film [Part of a Book]
Memento - American Indies (Marketing and Distributing) [Part of a Book]
Tattoos Mirroring the Past [Academic Essay]


Batman Begins
The Alcott Analysis: Batman Begins [Academic Essay/In-depth Review]


The Prestige
Disappearing in Plain Sight: The Magic Trick and the Missed Event [Academic Essay]
* The Violence of Creation in The Prestige [Academic Essay]
Mythologies in The Prestige [Academic Essay]


The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight’s War on Terrorism [Academic Essay]
The Alcott Analysis: The Dark Knight [Academic Essay/In-depth Review]


Inception
* Film review: Inception [Academic Essay]


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yeaaaah i shall read
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I've only read a few of these! Thread of the year. Okay, maybe not, but close.

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-Vader
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Glad I could be of service 8-)

Do post more if you have. And my suggestion is if someone isn't familiar with anyone mentioned in these, like Lacan or Zizek (who's pretty much continuing Lacan's work and mentioned Memento himself in his book Revolution at the Gates which I posted), do a quick read even just on Wikipedia, cos these guys are awesome lol :) A lot of my writing is based on their works as it's most of what we studied.
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Great, more things to distract me. :lol:

These are great, thanks for posting. I feel like they'll consume my life for the next 24 hours.
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Mason wrote:Great, more things to distract me. :lol:

These are great, thanks for posting. I feel like they'll consume my life for the next 24 hours.


Great, educational and inspiring way for life to be consumed, honestly ;)

I'm just glad I get to read these and analyse more for grades at times. Wish all my essays were like that lol
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Thread of the year!

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How I feel right now ^


-dafox
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dafox wrote:Thread of the year!

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How I feel right now ^


-dafox




:tooexcited:
I'm expecting "creator of thread of the year" under my name then lol
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Thank you for posting these lalyil :) I will get around to read them (once I am done with my own essays on Ethnicity and Racism and the Holocaust, that is :problem: )
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Glad I could help :)

And being Jewish-Israeli we have our special Holocaust day, so basically almost every year I had to write an essay about it lol so I feel for you :lol:
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