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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Italian Ecocinema Beyond the Human

Author: Elena Past

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253039517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Entangled in the hybrid fields of ecomedia studies and material ecocriticism, Elena Past examines five Italian films shot on location and ponders the complex relationships that the production crews developed with the filming locations and the nonhuman cast members. She uses these films—Red Desert (1964), The Winds Blows Round (2005), Gomorrah (2008), Le quattro volte (2010), and Return to the Aeolian Islands (2010)—as case studies to explore pressing enviornmental questions such as cinema's dependence on hydrocarbons, the toxic waste crisis in the region of Campania, and our reliance on the nonhuman world. Dynamic and unexpected actors emerge as the subjects of each chapter: playful goats, erupting volcanoes, airborne dust particles, fluid petroleum, and even the sound of silence. Based on interviews with crew members and close readings of the films themselves, Italian Ecocinema Beyond the Human theorizes how filmmaking practice—from sound recording to location scouting to managing a production—helps uncover cinema's ecological footprint and its potential to open new perspectives on the nonhuman world.
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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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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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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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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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Die Berufene

Roman

Author: M. R. Carey

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426423014

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Spannender Endzeit-Horror-Roman vom internationalen Bestsellerautor M.R. Carey. Großbritannien, in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft: Ein Parasit hat einen Großteil der Bevölkerung in menschenfressende Zombies verwandelt. Auf einer Militärbasis erforschen Wissenschaftler an infizierten Kindern, die trotz des Befalls noch logisch denken und ihr Verhalten kontrollieren können, den Verlauf der Infektion. Eines von ihnen ist Melanie, die Intelligenteste von allen. Kurz bevor auch sie auf dem Seziertisch landen kann, wird die Basis von einer Meute hungriger Infizierter angegriffen. Nur eine kleine Gruppe aus Soldaten und Wissenschaftlern überlebt. Verzweifelt kämpfen sie gemeinsam mit Melanie gegen die Infizierten – und gegeneinander. Denn auch wenn Melanie sich gegen ihre Instinkte wehrt, macht ihr Hunger sie sehr, sehr gefährlich ... »Wer auf The Walking Dead steht, für den ist dieses Buch was.« Radio 1 LIVE »M.R. Carey ist eine Klasse für sich.« Daily Mail »Einer der originellsten, spannendsten und stärksten Romane der letzten Zeit.« The Guardian
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Mexico insight

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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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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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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New York 1999

Roman

Author: Harry Harrison

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641126819

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Glückliches neues Jahrhundert! New York kurz vor der Jahrhundertwende: 35 Millionen Menschen leben in der Stadt, die längst nicht mehr in der Lage ist, alle mit den einfachsten Mitteln zu versorgen. Alle leben auf engstem Raum, Trinkwasser ist rationiert, und echte Nahrung können sich nur die Reichen leisten. Als Billy Chung durch Zufall entdeckt, dass die Alarmanlage der Wohnung von Big Mike, einem Unterweltboss, ausgefallen ist, macht er sich das zunutze und raubt ihn aus. Mike überrascht ihn dabei, Billy tötet ihn. Dem Polizisten Andy Rusch werden die Ermittlungen übertragen, doch sein Arbeitseifer schlägt zunehmend in Besessenheit um ...
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Tamera

ein Modell für die Zukunft

Author: Leila Dregger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783927266261

Category:

Page: 136

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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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Race in Translation

Kulturkämpfe rings um den postkolonialen Atlantik

Author: Robert Stam,Ella Shohat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897715622

Category:

Page: 450

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