Color and the Moving Image

History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive

Author: Simon Brown,Sarah Street,Liz Watkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136307893

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This new AFI Film Reader is the first comprehensive collection of original essays on the use of color in film. Contributors from diverse film studies backgrounds consider the importance of color throughout the history of the medium, assessing not only the theoretical implications of color on the screen, but also the ways in which developments in cinematographic technologies transformed the aesthetics of color and the nature of film archiving and restoration. Color and the Moving Image includes new writing on key directors whose work is already associated with color—such as Hitchcock, Jarman and Sirk—as well as others whose use of color has not yet been explored in such detail—including Eric Rohmer and the Coen Brothers. This volume is an excellent resource for a variety of film studies courses and the global film archiving community at large.
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Holocaust and the Moving Image

Representations in Film and Television Since 1933

Author: Toby Haggith,Joanna Newman

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764519

Category: History

Page: 317

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Based on an event held at the Imperial War Museum in 2001, this book is a blend of voices and perspectives - archivists, curators, filmmakers, scholars, and Holocaust survivors. Each section examines films and how they have contributed to wider awareness and understanding of the Holocaust since the war.
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British Colour Cinema

Practices and Theories

Author: Simon Brown,Sarah Street,Elizabeth Watkins

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844574148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Created as a companion volume to a major history of colour in British Cinema (also by Sarah Street), British Colour Cinema is a book based on a series of unique interviews conducted by Sarah Street and Elizabeth I Watkins with practitioners who worked in the UK with Technicolor and/or Eastmancolor during the 1930s-1950s.
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Moving Color

Early Film, Mass Culture, Modernism

Author: Joshua Yumibe

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813552982

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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Color was used in film well before The Wizard of Oz. Thomas Edison, for example, projected two-colored films at his first public screening in New York City on April 23, 1896. These first colors of early cinema were not photographic; they were applied manually through a variety of laborious processes—most commonly by the hand-coloring and stenciling of prints frame by frame, and the tinting and toning of films in vats of chemical dyes. The results were remarkably beautiful. Moving Color is the first book-length study of the beginnings of color cinema. Looking backward, Joshua Yumibe traces the legacy of color history from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the cinema of the early twentieth century. Looking forward, he explores the implications of this genealogy on experimental and contemporary digital cinemas in which many colors have become, once again, vividly unhinged from photographic reality. Throughout this history, Moving Color revolves around questions pertaining to the sensuousness of color: how color moves us in the cinema—visually, emotionally, and physically.
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Shakespeare and the Moving Image

The Plays on Film and Television

Author: Anthony Davies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521435734

Category: Drama

Page: 266

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Toward the end of the 1980s it looked as if television had displaced film as the photographic medium for bringing Shakespeare to the modern audience. In recent years there has been a renaissance of Shakespearean film by directors such as Kenneth Branagh, Franco Zeffirelli, Peter Greenaway, and Christina Ezard. In this volume, a range of writers study the best known and most entertaining film, television and video versions of Shakespeare's plays, with particular attention given to the work of Olivier, Zeffirelli and Kurosawa, and to the BBC television series. The volume also includes a survey of previous scholarship and criticism as well as a comprehensive filmography.
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Love, Mortality and the Moving Image

Author: E. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367704

Category: Art

Page: 184

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In their use of home movies, collages of photographs and live footage, moving image artists explore the wish to see dead loved ones living. This study closely explores emotions and sensations surrounding mortality and longing, with new readings of works by Agnès Varda, Pedro Almodóvar, Ingmar Bergman, Sophie Calle, and many others.
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Seeing into Screens

Eye Tracking and the Moving Image

Author: Tessa Dwyer,Claire Perkins,Sean Redmond,Jodi Sita

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501328999

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Seeing into Screens: Eye Tracking and the Moving Image is the first dedicated anthology that explores vision and perception as it materializes as viewers watch screen content. While nearly all moving image research either 'imagines' how its audience responds to the screen, or focuses upon external responses, this collection utilizes the data produced from eye tracking technology to assess seeing and knowing, gazing and perceiving. The editors divide their collection into the following four sections: eye tracking performance, which addresses the ways viewers respond to screen genre, actor and star, auteur, and cinematography; eye tracking aesthetics which explores the way viewers gaze upon colour, light, movement, and space; eye tracking inscription, which examines the way the viewer responds to subtitles, translation, and written information found in the screen world; and eye tracking augmentation which examines the role of simulation, mediation, and technological intervention in the way viewers engage with screen content. At a time when the nature of viewing the screen is extending and diversifying across different platforms and exhibitions, Seeing into Screens is a timely exploration of how viewers watch the screen.
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New Digital Cinema

Reinventing the Moving Image

Author: Holly Willis

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764250

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 121

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This introduction to contemporary digital cinema tracks its intersection with video art, music video, animation, print design and live club events to create an avant-garde for the new millennium. It begins by investigating digital cinema and its contribution to innovations in the feature-film format, examining animation and live-action hybrids, the gritty aesthetic of the Dogme 95 filmmakers, the explosions of frames within frames and the evolution of the `ambient narrative' film. This study then looks at the creation of new genres and moving-image experiences as what we know as `cinema' enters new venues and formats.
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Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Author: Ewa Mazierska,Zsolt Gyori

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 150133719X

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe is the first collection to discuss the ways in which popular music has been used cinematically, from musicals to music videos to documentary film, in Eastern Europe from 1945 to the present day. It argues that during the period of state socialism, moving image was an important tool of promoting music in the respective countries and creating popular cinema. Yet despite this importance, filmmakers who specialized in musicals lacked the social prestige of leading 'auteurs' and received little critical attention. The resulting scholarly prejudice towards pop culture created a severe shortage of critical studies of the genre. With the fall of state socialism - and with it, the need for economically viable film and media industries - brought about an unprecedented upsurge of films utilizing popular music, and a greater recognition of popular cinema as a legitimate object of study. Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe fills the gap and demonstrates why the popular music-cinema interface needs to be theorized with respect to the political, ideological, and social forces invested in popular culture.
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Memory and the Moving Image

French Film in the Digital Era

Author: Isabelle McNeill

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074864220X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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A vital rethinking of memory and the moving image for the digital age, Isabelle McNeill investigates the role of the moving image in cultural memory, considering the impact of digital technologies on visual culture. Drawing on an interdisciplinary range of theoretical resources and an unusual body of films and moving image works, the author examines the ways in which recent French filmmaking conceptualises both the past and the workings of memory. Ultimately the author argues that memory is an intersubjective process, in which filmic forms continue to play a crucial role even as new media come to dominate our contemporary experience.Memory and the Moving Image:*Introduces new ways of thinking about the relation between film and memory, arising from a compelling, interdisciplinary study of theories and films*Subtly explores the French context while drawing theoretical conclusions with wider implications and applicability*Provides detailed and illuminating close readings of varied moving image works to aid theoretical explorations*Moves away from auteurist approaches, examining work by canonical directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and AgnA*s Varda alongside that of less well-known filmmakers such as Claire Simon and Yamina Benguigui*Brings together thinkers such as Bergson, Deleuze, Bazin and Barthes with, for example, Rodowick and Mulvey, in an engaging interweaving of theories.Works considered include Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du CinA(c)ma (1989-98), Yamina Benguigui's MA(c)moires d'ImmigrA(c)s (1997), Chris Marker's CD-ROM Immemory (1998), Claire Simon's Mimi (2003), Michael Haneke's CachA(c) (2005) and AgnA*s Varda's multi-media exhibition, L'Ale et Elle (2006).
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The Moving Image

Production Principles and Practices

Author: Gorham Anders Kindem

Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 458

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English Teaching and the Moving Image

Author: Andrew Goodwyn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415306607

Category: Education

Page: 174

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Andrew Goodwyn's straightforward approach to teaching about the moving image demystifies this topic and shows how it can be easily incorporated into classroom practice. Building on teachers' knowledge of teaching about advertising, newspapers and visual adaptations of literary texts, this book includes chapters on adaptations, teaching film, teaching television, practical work and new technologies and the moving audience.
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The Moving Image

A Study of Indian Cinema

Author: Kishore Valicha

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125016083

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 136

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One of the first serious film studies in India. A contemporary analysis of the central issues contained in Indian films issues which distinguish this cinema from films of other countries. The book argues that film in India is a genuine cultural expression carrying meaning. The special and valuable insights on Indian cinema that this book offers are enhanced by Dr Valicha s own fascination with films.
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The Husband Assignment

Author: Helen Bianchin

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459206700

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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When Stephanie accepted an assignment to publicize a major film, she found herself having to negotiate with Raoul lanier, the powerful heir to a billionaire empire-and a ruthlessly sexy man... Stephanie simply had to stop fantasizing about Raoul. It was his business expertise she must concentrate on, not his bedroom technique! After all, they had a financial deal to settle. But then it became clear that the only merger Raoul had in mind was marriage!
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
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Abstract Video

The Moving Image in Contemporary Art

Author: Gabrielle Jennings,Kate Mondloch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282477

Category: Art

Page: 304

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Offering historical and theoretical positions from a variety of art historians, artists, curators, and writers, this groundbreaking collection is the first substantive sourcebook on abstraction in moving-image media. With a particular focus on art since 2000, Abstract Video addresses a longer history of experimentation in video, net art, installation, new media, expanded cinema, visual music, and experimental film. Editor Gabrielle Jennings—a video artist herself—reveals as never before how works of abstract video are not merely, as the renowned curator Kirk Varnedoe once put it, “pictures of nothing,” but rather amorphous, ungovernable spaces that encourage contemplation and innovation. In explorations of the work of celebrated artists such as Jeremy Blake, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Takeshi Murata, Diana Thater, and Jennifer West, alongside emerging artists, this volume presents fresh and vigorous perspectives on a burgeoning and ever-changing arena of contemporary art.
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Springer Handbook of Geographic Information

Author: Wolfgang Kresse,David M. Danko

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540726780

Category: Computers

Page: 1200

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Computer science provides a powerful tool that was virtually unknown three generations ago. Some of the classical fields of knowledge are geodesy (surveying), cartography, and geography. Electronics have revolutionized geodetic methods. Cartography has faced the dominance of the computer that results in simplified cartographic products. All three fields make use of basic components such as the Internet and databases. The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is organized in three parts, Basics, Geographic Information and Applications. Some parts of the basics belong to the larger field of computer science. However, the reader gets a comprehensive view on geographic information because the topics selected from computer science have a close relation to geographic information. The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is written for scientists at universities and industry as well as advanced and PhD students.
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Gesture and Film

Signalling New Critical Perspectives

Author: Nicholas Chare,Liz Watkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317479505

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Gesture has held a crucial role in cinema since its inception. In the absence of spoken words, early cinema frequently exploited the communicative potential of the gestures of actors. As this book demonstrates, gesture has continued to assume immense importance in film to the present day. This innovative book features essays by leading international scholars working in the fields of cinema, cultural and gender studies, examining modern and contemporary films from a variety of theoretical perspectives. This volume also includes contributions from an esteemed actor, and a world renowned psychologist working in the field of gesture, enabling a pioneering interdisciplinary dialogue around this exciting, emerging field of study. Drawing on philosophy, psychoanalysis and psychology, the essays think through gesture in film from a range of new angles, pointing out both its literal and abstract manifestations. Gesture is analysed in relation to animal/human relations, trauma and testimony, sexual difference, ethics and communitarian politics, through examples from both narrative and documentary cinema. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal for Cultural Research.
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