Ecocinema in the City

Author: Robin L. Murray,Joseph K. Heumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351398245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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In Ecocinema in the City, Murray and Heumann argue that urban ecocinema both reveals and critiques visions of urban environmentalism. The book emphasizes the increasingly transformative power of nature in urban settings, explored in both documentaries and fictional films such as Children Underground, White Dog, Hatari! and Lives Worth Living. The first two sections—"Evolutionary Myths Under the City" and "Urban Eco-trauma"—take more traditional ecocinema approaches and emphasize the city as a dangerous constructed space. The last two sections—"Urban Nature and Interdependence" and "The Sustainable City"—however, bring to life the vibrant relationships between human and nonhuman nature. Ecocinema in the City provides a space to explore these relationships, revealing how ecocinema shows that both human and nonhuman nature can interact sustainably and thrive.
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Chinese Ecocinema

In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Author: Sheldon H. Lu,Jiayan Mi

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622090869

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema. Proposing 'ecocinema' as a new critical framework, the volume collectively investigates a wide range of urgent topics in today's world.
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Ecocinema Theory and Practice

Author: Stephen Rust,Salma Monani,Sean Cubitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136256342

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Ecocinema Theory and Practice is the first collection of its kind—an anthology that offers a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of eco-film criticism, a branch of critical scholarship that investigates cinema’s intersections with environmental understandings. It references seminal readings through cutting edge research and is designed as an introduction to the field as well as a sourcebook. It defines ecocinema studies, sketches its development over the past twenty years, provides theoretical frameworks for moving forward, and presents eloquent examples of the practice of eco-film criticism through essays written by the field’s leading and emerging scholars. From explicitly environmental films such as Werner Herzong's Grizzly Man and Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow to less obvious examples like Errol Morris's Fast, Cheap & Out of Control and Christopher Nolan's Inception, the pieces in this collection comprehensively interrogate the breadth of ecocinema. Ecocinema Theory and Practice also directs readers to further study through lists of recommended readings, professional organizations, and relevant periodicals.
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China

Author: Gary Bettinson

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505587

Category: Art

Page: 232

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Commended for their social relevance and artistic value, Chinese films remain at the forefront of international cinema, bolstered in recent years by a new generation of talented young filmmakers. Directory of World Cinema: China presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of Hong Kong and mainland China, with particular attention to the achievements of prolific industry figures, the burgeoning independent sector, and the embrace of avant-garde practices of art cinema. Spanning a variety of characteristic genres, including horror, heroic bloodshed, romantic comedy, and kung-fu, reviews cover individual titles in considerable depth and are accompanied by a selection of full-color film stills. A comprehensive filmography and a bibliography of recommended reading complete this essential companion to Chinese cinema.
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Ecomedia

Key Issues

Author: Stephen Rust,Salma Monani,Sean Cubitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317670566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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Ecomedia: Key Issues is a comprehensive textbook introducing the burgeoning field of ecomedia studies to provide an overview of the interface between environmental issues and the media globally. Linking the world of media production, distribution, and consumption to environmental understandings, the book addresses ecological meanings encoded in media texts, the environmental impacts of media production, and the relationships between media and cultural perceptions of the environment. Each chapter introduces a distinct type of media, addressing it in a theoretical overview before engaging with specific case studies. In this way, the book provides an accessible introduction to each form of media as well as a sophisticated analysis of relevant cases. The book includes contributions from a combination of new voices and well-established media scholars from across the globe who examine the basic concepts and key issues of ecomedia studies. The concepts of "frames," "flow", and "convergence" structure a dynamic collection divided into three parts. The first part addresses traditional visual texts, such as comics, photography, and film. The second part of the book addresses traditional broadcast media, such as radio, and television, and the third part looks at new media, such as advertising, video games, the internet, and digital renderings of scientific data. In its breadth and scope, Ecomedia: Key Issues presents a unique survey of rich scholarship at the confluence of Media Studies and Environmental Studies. The book is written in an engaging and accessible style, with each chapter including case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.
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Framing the World

Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film

Author: Paula Willoquet-Maricondi

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813930669

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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The essays in this collection make a contribution to the greening of film studies and expand the scope of ecocriticism as a discipline traditionally rooted in literary studies. In addition to highlighting particular films as productive tools for raising awareness and educating us about environmental issues, Framing the World: Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film encourages its readers to become more ecologically minded viewers, sensitive to the ways in which films reflect, shape, reinforce, and challenge our perceptions of nature, of human/nature relations, and of environmental issues. The contributors to this volume offer in-depth analyses of a broad range of films, including fictional and documentary, Hollywood and independent, domestic and foreign, experimental and indigenous. Drawing from disciplines including film theory, ecocriticism, philosophy, rhetoric, environmental justice, and American and Indigenous studies, Framing the World offers new and original approaches to the ecocritical study of cinema. The twelve essays are gathered in four parts, focusing on ecocinema as activist cinema; the representation of environmental justice issues in Hollywood, independent, and foreign films; the representation of animals, ecosystems, and natural and human-made landscapes in live action and animation; and ecological themes in the films of two eco-auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Peter Greenaway. Willoquet-Maricondi’s introduction provides an overview of the field of ecocriticism and offers both philosophical and theoretical foundations for the ecocritical study of films. Contributors Beth Berila, St. Cloud State University * Lynne Dickson Bruckner, Chatham College * Elizabeth Henry, University of Denver * Joseph K. Heumann, Eastern Illinois University * Harri Kilpi, University of East Anglia * Jennifer Machiorlatti, Western Michigan University * Mark Minster, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology * Robin L. Murray, Eastern Illinois University * Tim Palmer, University of North Carolina, Wilmington * Cory Shaman, Arkansas Tech University * Rachel Stein, Siena College * Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, Marist College
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Wir sehen uns dort oben

Roman

Author: Pierre Lemaitre

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 360810755X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Beinahe wäre Albert wegen der Machtgier von Leutnant Pradelle ums Leben gekommen. Doch in letzter Sekunde bewahrt Édouard ihn vor dem Tod. Albert fühlt sich seinem Retter verpflichtet und erfüllt ihm seinen größten Wunsch: eine falsche Identität. Pradelle durchschaut den Betrug und deckt sie, um sein hinterhältiges Manöver zu vertuschen. So werden die verfeindeten Männer zu Komplizen. Während Pradelle in den Nachkriegsjahren das große Geld mit der Umbettung von Toten macht, entwickeln Albert und Édouard ein illegales Geschäft mit Kriegsdevotionalien. Pierre Lemaitre entwirft das schillernde Panorama einer Gesellschaft, in der unablässig von Ruhm und Ehre die Rede ist und zugleich Profitgier und krumme Geschäfte vorherrschen.
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Der Garten des Blinden

Roman

Author: Nadeem Aslam

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641122864

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Pakistan in den Monaten nach dem 11. September: Jeo ist mit Naheed, der großen Liebe seines Lebens, verheiratet, die auch sein Adoptivbruder Mikal begehrt. Als Jeo sich auf den Weg macht, in Afghanistan verwundeten Zivilisten zu helfen, begleitet Mikal ihn, doch ein Komplott führt die beiden unversehens zwischen die Fronten, Jeo stirbt, und Mikal gerät in Gefangenschaft. Auch in das Leben der Familie zu Hause bricht der Krieg ein. Ihr Vater Rohan, gläubiger Muslim und Gründer einer liberalen Schule, sieht sein Lebenswerk durch Fundamentalisten bedroht, und Naheed tut alles, um die mühsam erkämpfte Freiheit der Frauen nicht wieder zu verlieren. Sie trauert um Jeo, gibt aber die Hoffnung nicht auf, dass Mikal eines Tages zurückkehrt. Ebenso schonungslos wie poetisch beschreibt der vielfach ausgezeichnete Autor Nadeem Aslam in "Der Garten des Blinden" eine sehr gegenwärtige, dabei zeitlose Welt um Liebe und Krieg, Verlust und Verrat und um die tiefsten Beweggründe menschlichen Handelns.
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Original Copies

Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China

Author: Bianca Bosker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 161

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Original Copies presents the first definitive chronicle of this remarkable phenomenon in which entire townships appear to have been airlifted from their historic and geographic foundations in Europe and the Americas, and spot-welded to Chinese cities. These copycat constructions are not theme parks but thriving communities where Chinese families raise children, cook dinners, and simulate the experiences of a pseudo-Orange County or Oxford. In recounting the untold and evolving story of China's predilection for replicating the greatest architectural hits of the West, Bianca Bosker explores what this unprecedented experiment in "duplitecture" implies for the social, political, architectural, and commercial landscape of contemporary China. With her lively, authoritative narrative, the author shows us how, in subtle but important ways, these homes and public spaces shape the behavior of their residents, as they reflect the achievements, dreams, and anxieties of those who inhabit them, as well as those of their developers and designers. From Chinese philosophical perspectives on copying to twenty-first century market forces, Bosker details the factors giving rise to China's new breed of building. Her analysis draws on insights from the world's leading architects, critics and city planners, and on interviews with the residents of these developments.
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Der Ruf der Wildnis

Roman

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342342009X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Ein unvergessliches Leseerlebnis Jack Londons 1903 erschienener Abenteuerroman, der die Zeit des Goldrauschs beschreibt, gilt als eines seiner besten Werke. Es ist die Geschichte von Buck, einer Mischung aus Bernhardiner und Schlittenhund, der menschlicher Brutalität und Gewalt ausgesetzt ist und erst durch den Goldgräber Jack Thornton Güte und Freundlichkeit kennenlernt: ein eindrucksvolles Plädoyer für Menschlichkeit und Nächstenliebe und ein spannendes Abenteuer, das bis zur letzten Seite fesselt.
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The Mid-Atlantic Almanack

The Journal of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Popular culture

Page: N.A

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Mexico insight

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Die Geschichte von Zeb

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077001

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Die wasserlose Flut, eine Pandemie ungeheuren Ausmaßes, ist über die Erde hinweggegangen und hat die Menschheit ausgelöscht. Bis auf einige wenige Überlebende, die im Lehmhaus eines verwahrlosten Parks zusammenfinden und den Gefahren einer entvölkerten, anarchischen Welt trotzen. Unter ihnen Toby, die ehemalige Gottesgärtnerin, und Zeb, ein großherziger Draufgänger, der zum Anführer der kleinen Truppe wird. Während der Flut hat Toby, in einem Spa verschanzt, auf ihn gewartet; beharrlich an seine Rückkehr geglaubt, nun treffen sie, am Ende der Welt, wieder zusammen. Ein Endzeitszenario, so gewaltig und bedingungslos, wie es nur Margaret Atwood entwerfen kann. Eine Welt, die außer Kontrolle geraten ist, die sich selbst bezwungen und auf null zurückgesetzt hat. Wie in »Das Jahr der Flut« stellt Atwood einmal mehr ihr waches politisches Gespür unter Beweis, ihre Hellhörigkeit für gefährliche Entwicklungen und Strömungen. Möge die Welt auch zugrunde gehen, von Margaret Atwood lassen wir uns bereitwillig an den Abgrund führen. Kein Untergang, dem diese Autorin nicht mit Humor und erzählerischer Verve beikommen würde.
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Environmental Ethics and Film

Author: Pat Brereton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317752694

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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Environmental ethics presents and defends a systematic and comprehensive account of the moral relation between human beings and their natural environment and assumes that human behaviour toward the natural world can and is governed by moral norms. In contemporary society, film has provided a powerful instrument for the moulding of such ethical attitudes. Through a close examination of the medium, Environmental Ethics and Film explores how historical ethical values can be re-imagined and re-constituted for more contemporary audiences. Building on an extensive back-catalogue of eco-film analysis, the author focuses on a diverse selection of contemporary films which target audiences’ ethical sensibilities in very different ways. Each chapter focuses on at least three close readings of films and documentaries, examining a wide range of environmental issues as they are illustrated across contemporary Hollywood films. This book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of environmental communication, film studies, media and cultural studies, environmental philosophy and ethics.
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Die versiegelte Zeit

Gedanken zur Kunst, zur Ästhetik und Poetik des Films

Author: Andrej A. Tarkovskij

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895812811

Category:

Page: 375

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Avant-Doc

Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Author: Scott MacDonald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199388733

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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MacDonald explores the cinematic territory between the traditional categories of "documentary" and "avant-garde" film, through candid, in-depth conversations with filmmakers whose work has challenged these categories. Arranged in an imaginative chronology and written to be accessible to any film-interested reader, the interviews in Avant-Doc chart half a century of thinking by inventive filmmakers such as Robert Gardner, Ed Pincus, Alfred Guzzetti, Ross McElwee, Leonard Retel Helmrich, Michael Glawogger, Susana de Sousa Dias, Jonathan Caouette, Pawel Wojtasik, and Todd Haynes. Recent breakthroughs by Amie Siegel, Jane Gillooly, Jennifer Proctor, Betzy Bromberg, and Godfrey Reggio are discussed; and considerable attention is paid to Harvard's innovative Sensory Ethnography Lab, producer of Sweetgrass, Leviathan, and Manakamana. A rare interview with pioneering scholar Annette Michelson begins Avant-Doc's meta-conversation.
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Film und kulturelle Erinnerung

Plurimediale Konstellationen

Author: Astrid Erll,Stephanie Wodianka

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110209314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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It is only through certain forms of social use that media become "Media of collective memory". The phenomenon of a "Remembrance film", too (e.g. Das Leben der Anderen, Hotel Ruanda, On connaît la chanson ) only comes about in a plurimedial context with its incorporation into a complex systemic media network that makes it into a remembrance film through various forms of reference. The volume analyses film using the methodology of studies in cultural memory to reveal the functioning of these constellations.
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