What is Cinema?

Author: André Bazin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242272

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

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"Although André Bazin died shortly before the onset of what we now regard as the modern cinema, our understanding of this cinema wouldn't be the same without him. He's also one of the most scrupulous humanists and polemicists we've had, on a par with George Orwell, and these essays map out the busy highways we're all still navigating."--Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic for the Chicago Reader "What Is Cinema? remains an invaluable--and beautiful--landmark in film and media studies. In both my research and my classrooms I return to these essays again and again--not only for the richness of their arguments but also for their passionate belief that the cinema is a form of revelation vital to our lives."--Vivian Sobchack, Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, University of California, Los Angeles

Cinema 4D 10

Grundlagen und Workshops für Profis

Author: Arndt von Koenigsmarck

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827326881


Page: 477

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Remapping World Cinema

Identity, Culture and Politics in Film

Author: Stephanie Dennison,Song Hwee Lim

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

View: 6001

"Covering a broad scope, this collection examines the cinemas of Europe, East Asia, India, Africa and Latin America, and will be of interest to scholars and students of film studies, cultural studies and postcolonial studies, as well as to film enthusiasts keen to explore a wider range of world cinema."--Jacket.

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

Author: Peter Wollen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253181411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 175

View: 1249

The problems of film aesthetics are considered within the context of all modes of communication and expression

Costume and Cinema

Dress Codes in Popular Film

Author: Sarah Street

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781903364185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 9359

Costume and Cinema: Dress Codes in Popular Film presents an overview of the literature on film costume, together with a series of detailed case studies which highlight how costume is a key signifier in film texts. Sarah Street demonstrates how costume relates in fundamental ways to the study of film narrative and mise-en-scène, in some cases constituting a language of its own. In particular the book foregrounds the related issues of adaptation and embodiment in a variety of different genres and investigates this under-explored area through extensive analysis of popular films including The Talented Mr Ripley, Desperately Seeking Susan, and The Matrix.

Cinema Studies

The Key Concepts

Author: Susan Hayward

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415227391

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 4069

In this second edition essential guide some 150 key genres, movements, theories and production terms are explained and analysed with depth and clarity.

Black African Cinema

Author: Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520912366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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From the proselytizing lantern slides of early Christian missionaries to contemporary films that look at Africa through an African lens, N. Frank Ukadike explores the development of black African cinema. He examines the impact of culture and history, and of technology and co-production, on filmmaking throughout Africa. Every aspect of African contact with and contribution to cinematic practices receives attention: British colonial cinema; the thematic and stylistic diversity of the pioneering "francophone" films; the effects of television on the motion picture industry; and patterns of television documentary filmmaking in "anglophone" regions. Ukadike gives special attention to the growth of independent production in Ghana and Nigeria, the unique Yoruba theater-film tradition, and the militant liberationist tendencies of "lusophone" filmmakers. He offers a lucid discussion of oral tradition as a creative matrix and the relationship between cinema and other forms of popular culture. And, by contrasting "new" African films with those based on the traditional paradigm, he explores the trends emerging from the eighties and nineties. Clearly written and accessible to specialist and general reader alike, Black African Cinema's analysis of key films and issues—the most comprehensive in English—is unique. The book's pan-Africanist vision heralds important new strategies for appraising a cinema that increasingly attracts the attention of film students and Africanists.

An Accented Cinema

Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking

Author: Hamid Naficy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691186219

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

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In An Accented Cinema, Hamid Naficy offers an engaging overview of an important trend--the filmmaking of postcolonial, Third World, and other displaced individuals living in the West. How their personal experiences of exile or diaspora translate into cinema is a key focus of Naficy's work. Although the experience of expatriation varies greatly from one person to the next, the films themselves exhibit stylistic similarities, from their open- and closed-form aesthetics to their nostalgic and memory-driven multilingual narratives, and from their emphasis on political agency to their concern with identity and transgression of identity. The author explores such features while considering the specific histories of individuals and groups that engender divergent experiences, institutions, and modes of cultural production and consumption. Treating creativity as a social practice, he demonstrates that the films are in dialogue not only with the home and host societies but also with audiences, many of whom are also situated astride cultures and whose desires and fears the filmmakers wish to express. Comparing these films to Hollywood films, Naficy calls them "accented." Their accent results from the displacement of the filmmakers, their alternative production modes, and their style. Accented cinema is an emerging genre, one that requires new sets of viewing skills on the part of audiences. Its significance continues to grow in terms of output, stylistic variety, cultural diversity, and social impact. This book offers the first comprehensive and global coverage of this genre while presenting a framework in which to understand its intricacies.

The Cinema of Hong Kong

History, Arts, Identity

Author: Poshek Fu,David Desser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521776028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

View: 417

This volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts.

Chinese National Cinema

Author: Yingjin Zhang

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415172899

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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This introduction to Chinese national cinema covers three 'Chinas': mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Historical and comparative perspectives bring out the parallel developments in these three Chinas, while critical analysis explores thematic and stylistic changes over time. As well as exploring artistic achievements and ideological debates, Yingjin Zhang examines how - despite the pressures placed on the industry from state control and rigid censorship - Chinese national cinema remains incapable of projecting a single unified picture, but rather portrays many different Chinas.

Encyclopedia of Early Cinema

Author: Richard Abel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415234409

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 791

View: 1744

This encyclopedia presents a wealth of information on early cinema history, with coverage of the techniques and equipment of film production, profiles of the pioneering directors and producers, analysis of individual films and the rapid growth of distinct film genres, and the emergence of something the world had never seen before - the movie star. The work also focuses on how the nature of film exhibition changed as the industry grew, and how the public's reception to films also changed. The pre-cinema period is closely examined to show those mass-cultural forms and practices - such as music hall and vaudeville - from within which cinema was to emerge. A perfect companion for any student of early cinema and film studies.

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow

Hollywood Transgressor

Author: Deborah Jermyn,Sean Redmond

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781903364420

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 8695

Kathryn Bigelow has undoubtedly been one of Hollywood's most significant female players, well known in popular terms for films such as Point Break and Blue Steel, yet relatively unexplored in academia. This collection explores how Bigelow can be seen to provide a point of intersection to a whole range of issues at the forefront of contemporary film studies and of the transformation of Hollywood into a post-classical cinema machine, with a particular emphasis on her most ambitious and controversial picture, Strange Days.

The Cinema of Isolation

A History of Physical Disability in the Movies

Author: Martin F. Norden

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813521046

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 5189

Filmmakers have often encouraged us to regard people with physical disabilities in terms of pity, awe, humor, or fearas "Others" who somehow deserve to be isolated from the rest of society. In this first history of the portrayal of physical disability in the movies, Martin Norden examines hundreds of Hollywood movies (and notable international ones), finds their place within mainstream society, and uncovers the movie industry's practices for maintaining the status quokeeping people with disabilities dependent and "in their place." Norden offers a dazzling array of physically disabled characters who embody or break out of the stereotypes that have both influenced and been symptomatic of societys fluctuating relationship with its physically disabled minority. He shows us "sweet innocents" like Tiny Tim, "obsessive avengers" like Quasimodo, variations on the disabled veteran, and many others. He observes the arrival of a new set of stereotypes tied to the growth of science and technology in the 1970s and 1980s, and underscores movies like My Left Foot and The Waterdance that display a newfound sensitivity. Nordens in-depth knowledge of disability history makes for a particularly intelligent and sensitive approach to this long-overlooked issue in media studies.

The Emergence of Cinema

The American Screen to 1907

Author: Charles Musser

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520085336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 613

View: 9307

Looks at the early years of the motion picture industry through 1907.

New Hollywood Cinema

An Introduction

Author: Geoff King

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860647505

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 296

View: 1434

This title looks at Hollywood from the Renaissance of the 1960s to the current dominance of the corporate blockbuster. It discusses diverse films, focusing on the interactions between different levels - including the impact on Hollywood of television and advertising.

Weimar Cinema and After

Germany's Historical Imaginary

Author: Thomas Elsaesser,Professor in the Department of Art and Culture Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415012355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 472

View: 4891

"Weinar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary offers a fresh perspective on this most 'national' of national cinemas, re-evaluating such labels as 'Expressionist film' and 'The New Sobriety' and even putting 'fascination fascism' and film noir in a different, international context. Thomas Elsaesser questions the conventional readings which link these genres and movements solely to the legacy of German romanticism and nationalism, and offers new approaches to analysing the function of national cinema in an advanced 'culture industry'."--BOOK JACKET.

Acting in the Cinema

Author: James Naremore

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520910669

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

View: 4595

In this richly detailed study, James Naremore focuses on the work of film acting, showing what players contribute to movies. Ranging from the earliest short subjects of Charles Chaplin to the contemporary features of Robert DeNiro, he develops a useful means of analyzing performance in the age of mechanical reproduction; at the same time, he reveals the ideological implications behind various approaches to acting, and suggests ways that behavior on the screen can be linked to the presentation of self in society.Naremore's discussion of such figures as Lillian Gish, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Cary Grant will interest the specialist and the general reader alike, helping to establish standards and methods for future writing about performers and their craft.

Questions of Cinema

Author: Stephen Heath

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253159144

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

View: 484

Essays on cinema

Chinese Cinema

Culture and Politics Since 1949

Author: Paul Clark

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521326384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 2003


Mexican Cinema

Reflections of a Society

Author: Carl J. Mora

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520043046

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9464

The author's main reason for writing this book, however, is simply to provide an introduction to the Mexican commercial cinema for American and other English-speaking readers. Although the United States has been, and continues to be, a major foreign market for Mexican movies, the overwhelming majority of Americans are unaware of them. Mexican films are restricted to the Hispanic theater circuits and shown without English subtitles; therefore anyone wishing to see a Mexican movie would have to be fairly fluent in Spanish. Such a requisite effectively eliminates almost the entire general audience in the United States from exposure to Mexican cinema.