What Is Cinema?

Author: André Bazin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242289

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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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
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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

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"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.
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Cinema and Nation

Author: Mette Hjort,Scott MacKenzie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415208635

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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Cinema and Nation considers the ways in which film production and reception are shaped by ideas of national belonging and examines the implications of globalisation for the concept of national cinema.
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Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

Author: Peter Wollen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253181411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 175

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

From Its Beginnings to the Present

Author: Rémi Fournier Lanzoni

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416001

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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To a large extent the story of French filmmaking is the story of moviemaking. From the earliest images through the silent era, Surrealist influence, the Nazi Occupation, New Wave and presently, Lanzonu examines a considerable number fo the world's most beloved films from each era, providing insight into our favourite films.
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The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded

Author: Wanda Strauven

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

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Twenty years ago, noted film scholars Tom Gunning and André Gaudreault introduced the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe the essential qualities of films made in the medium’s earliest days, those produced between 1895 and 1906. Now, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded critically examines the term and its subsequent wide-ranging use in film studies. The collection opens with a history of the term, tracing the collaboration between Gaudreault and Gunning, the genesis of the term in their attempts to explain the spectacular effects of motion that lay at the heart of early cinema, and the pair’s debts to Sergei Eisenstein and others. This reconstruction is followed by a look at applications of the term to more recent film productions, from the works of the Wachowski brothers to virtual reality and video games. With essays by an impressive collection of international film scholars—and featuring contributions by Gunning and Gaudreault as well—The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded will be necessary reading for all scholars of early film and its continuing influence.
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Contemporary French Cinema

An Introduction

Author: Guy Austin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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This clearly-written and lively introduction analyses 25 years of popular French film including recent developments in all genres. Reflecting French cinema’s diversity since the New Wave, chapters include the Heritage Film; Thrillers; War Movies; Cinema-du-Look; representations of sexuality; women film-makers; and much more. Each chapter introduces the public reception and critical debates surrounding a given genre, interwoven with detailed accounts of individual films from Les Valseuses to Les Visiteurs and Delicatessen. Those looking at French film for the first time will have the opportunity to read at length about the internationally renowned work of Cinema-du-Look directors Luc Besson, Jean-Jacques Beineix and Leos Carax, as well as the recent blockbusters of the Heritage genre from Cyrano de Bergerac and Jean de Florette to Germinal and La Reine Margot. There is also a useful glossary and detailed filmography.
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German Cinema

Since Unification

Author: David Clarke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826491060

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Edited book offering a survey of recent German cinema >
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Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema

Author: Laura E. Ruberto,Kristi M. Wilson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814333242

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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This volume addresses the influence of Italian neorealist films on world cinema well beyond the post-World War II period associated with the movement.
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New Latin American Cinema

Author: Julianne Burton,B. Ruby Rich,Antonio Skármeta

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325858

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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Presents essays that the influence and development of Latin American cinema.
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