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ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington


ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze is the first collection of essays on this important and original contemporary filmmaker. It looks at his ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, exploring the impact of his filmmaking across a range of philosophical and cultural discussions. Each of Jonze’s feature films, from Being John Malkovich (1999) to Her (2013), is discussed at length, focusing on issues of authorship, narration, genre and adaptation. As well as the textual aspects of Jonze’s feature films, the contributors consider his work in music videos and shorts – investigating his ... More

Keywords: Spike Jonze, independence, authorship, genre, adaptation, narration, short films, music videos, originality

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474447621
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kim Wilkins, editor
University of Oslo

Wyatt Moss-Wellington, editor
University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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Introduction: Jonze Between the Lines

Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington

Part 1 Authorship and Originality

Part 2 Psychology, Identity, and Crisis

Part 3 Her

Part 4 Beyond the Feature

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