Crowds Power and Transformation in Cinema

Crowds  Power  and Transformation in Cinema

A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.

Author: Lesley Brill

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814337363

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.
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The New Peplum

The New Peplum

Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s
Nicholas Diak. Conclusion despite ... 15. lesley brill, Crowds, Power and
Transformation in Cinema (detroit: Wayne state university Press, 2006), 1. 16.
elias Canetti ...

Author: Nicholas Diak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476631509

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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Peplum or “sword-and-sandal” films—an Italian genre of the late 1950s through the 1960s—featured ancient Greek, Roman and Biblical stories with gladiators, mythological monsters and legendary quests. The new wave of historic epics, known as neo-pepla, is distinctly different, embracing new technologies and storytelling techniques to create an immersive experience unattainable in the earlier films. This collection of new essays explores the neo-peplum phenomenon through a range of topics, including comic book adaptations like Hercules, the expansion of genre boundaries in Jupiter Ascending and John Carter, depictions of Romans and slaves in Spartacus, and The Eagle and Centurion as metaphors for America’s involvement in the Iraq War.
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The Movies as a World Force

The Movies as a World Force

I argue, however, that there is sufficient textual evidence in the film to reconstruct
Griffith's esoteric project of world-picture formation (as spelled out in his
published remarks about the film). 30. Lesley Brill, Crowds, Power, and
Transformation in ...

Author: Ryan Jay Friedman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813593616

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Throughout the silent-feature era, American artists and intellectuals routinely described cinema as a force of global communion, a universal language promoting mutual understanding and harmonious coexistence amongst disparate groups of people. In the early 1920s, film-industry leaders began to espouse this utopian view, in order to claim for motion pictures an essentially uplifting social function. The Movies as a World Force examines the body of writing in which this understanding of cinema emerged and explores how it shaped particular silent films and their marketing campaigns. The utopian and universalist view of cinema, the book shows, represents a synthesis of New Age spirituality and the new liberalism. It provided a framework for the first official, written histories of American cinema and persisted as an advertising trope, even after the transition to sound made movies reliant on specific national languages.
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The Bible on Silent Film

The Bible on Silent Film

Bowser, Eileen, The Transformation of Cinema, 1907–1913 (Berkeley: University
of California Press, 1994). Brill, Lesley, Crowds, Power and Transformation in
Cinema (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2006). Brewster B. and Jacobs, ...

Author: David J. Shepherd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107513174

Category: Religion

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Between the advent of motion pictures in the 1890s and the close of the 'silent' era at the end of the 1920s, many of the longest, most expensive and most watched films on both sides of the Atlantic drew upon biblical traditions. David J. Shepherd traces the evolution of the biblical film through the silent era, asking why the Bible attracted early film makers, how biblical films were indebted to other interpretive traditions, and how these films were received. Drawing upon rarely seen archival footage and early landmark films of directors such as Louis Feuillade, D. W. Griffith, Michael Curtis and Cecil B. DeMille, this history treats well-known biblical subjects including Joseph, Moses, David and Jesus, along with lesser-known biblical stars such as Jael, Judith and Jephthah's daughter. This book will be of great interest to students of Biblical studies, Jewish studies and film studies.
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Crowd Scenes

Crowd Scenes

Canetti and Hitchcock , Crowds and Power and North By Northwest . ” Arizona
Quarterly : A Journal of American Literatures , Culture , and Theory no . 56 ( 2000
) : 119 – 46 . - Crowds , Power and Transformation in Cinema . Detroit : Wayne ...

Author: Michael Tratner

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131722113

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 161

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The movies and the masses erupted on the world stage together. In a few decades around the turn of the twentieth century, millions of persons who rarely could afford a night at the theater and had never voted in an election became regular paying customers at movie palaces and proud members of new political parties. The question of how to represent these new masses fascinated and plagued politicians and filmmakers alike. Michael Tratner examines the representations of masses-the crowd scenes-in Hollywood films from The Birth of a Nation through such popular love stories as Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and Dr. Zhivago. He then contrasts these with similar scenes in early Soviet and Nazi films. What emerges is a political debate being carried out in filmic style. In both sets of films, the crowd is represented as a seething cauldron of emotions
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

45 ' 6552 Crowds , power , and transformation in cinema / Lesley Brill . Detroit :
Wayne State University Press , 2006 . p . cm . ( Contemporary approaches to film
and television series ) Includes bibliographical references and index . ( PN1995 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066180392

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

John Huston

John Huston

Lesley Brill is the author of John Huston ' s Filmmaking ( 1997 ) . He has
published 30 essays and two other books , The Hitchcock Romance ( 1988 ) and
Crowds , Power and Transformation in Cinema ( 2006 ) . He teaches film studies
at ...

Author: Tony Tracy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215538963

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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"Fresh analyses of films are included along with insightful studies of Huston's oft-overlooked literary adaptations. Also evaluated are Huston's controversial World War II documentary, and two a clef portraits of the "real" Huston in the films The Way We Were and White Hunter, Black Heart. Bookending these essays are revealing interviews"--Provided by publisher.
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Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 2007

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers  Editors   Literary Agents 2007

... Place , and Identity in Films about the Land edited by Catherine Fowler and
Gilliam Helfield ; Crowds , Power , and Transformation in Cinema by Lesley Bell ;
The Arabian Nights Reader edited by Ulrich Marzolph ; The Stains of Culture : An
 ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063268838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 966

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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

After Hitchcock

After Hitchcock

A portion of Chapter 2 appears in Crowds , Power , and Transformation in
Cinema ( 2006 ) , by Lesley Brill . ... Authors ” chapter of Film Remakes , by
Constantine Verevis , courtesy of Edinburgh University Press ( www . eup . ed .
ac . uk ) .

Author: David V. Boyd

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067651375

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the most famous director to have ever made a film. Almost single-handedly he turned the suspense thriller into one of the most popular film genres of all time, while his Psycho updated the horror film and inspired two generations of directors to imitate and adapt this most Hitchcockian of movies. Yet while much scholarly and popular attention has focused on the director's oeuvre, until now there has been no extensive study of how Alfred Hitchcock's films and methods have affected and transformed the history of the film medium. In this book, thirteen original essays by leading film scholars reveal the richness and variety of Alfred Hitchcock's legacy as they trace his shaping influence on particular films, filmmakers, genres, and even on film criticism. Some essays concentrate on films that imitate Hitchcock in diverse ways, including the movies of Brian de Palma and thrillers such as True Lies, The Silence of the Lambs, and Dead Again. Other essays look at genres that have been influenced by Hitchcock's work, including the 1970s paranoid thriller, the Italian giallo film, and the post-Psycho horror film. The remaining essays investigate developments within film culture and academic film study, including the enthusiasm of French New Wave filmmakers for Hitchcock's work, his influence on the filmic representation of violence in the post-studio Hollywood era, and the ways in which his films have become central texts for film theorists.
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Choice

Choice

00 This ambitious , sprawling attempt to assess early film theory ' s impact on
modern literature may keep graduate ... s book serves as an excellent
complement to Lesley Brill ' s Crowds , Power , and Transformation in Cinema (
2006 ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079680511

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

Aquatique

Aquatique

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123338894

Category: Photography

Page: 152

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A collection of black and white photographs which capture Brian Oglesbee's brilliantly creative use of water. Oglesbee's photographs reflect exactly what the camera sees, the imags are printed from un-retouched, un-manipulated large-format negatives.
Categories: Photography

Fritz Lang s Metropolis

Fritz Lang s Metropolis

When it comes to the question of context , however , the film has a peculiar
property . ... While he is sensitive to the power of the film's images — the city , the
machine room , the crowd scenes , the robot transformation scene even pointing
out ...

Author: Michael Minden

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571131469

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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A collection of essays -- early seminal works as well as freshinterpretations -- on the famous German expressionist film, Metropolis
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Essay Film

The Essay Film

Through this shared activity, the aim and power of Man with the Movie Camera is
to transform the multiplicity of different individuals and social functions into a
harmonized whole that transcends those vibrant differences. Graphically
dramatized ...

Author: Timothy Corrigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199910564

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agn?s Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued viewers who at the same time have struggled to categorize them. Sometimes described as personal documentaries or diary films, these eclectic works are, rather, best understood as cinematic variations on the essay. So argues Tim Corrigan in this stimulating and necessary new book. Since Michel de Montaigne, essays have been seen as a lively literary category, and yet--despite the work of pioneers like Chris Marker--seldom discussed as a cinematic tradition. The Essay Film, offering a thoughtful account of the long rapport between literature and film as well as novel interpretations and theoretical models, provides the ideas that will change this.
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Crowd Control

Crowd Control

... theatre . With drama ' s renewed respectability , offstage crowds underwent a
ene VC similar transformation as onstage crowds . ... the experience of theatre ,
the power of these " dangerous " crowds rapidly increased outside the theatres .

Author: Susan Amanda Schuyler

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129643917

Category:

Page: 616

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French Cinepoetry

French Cinepoetry

By drawing a random crowd to the theater in order to expose it to utopian
representations of group sentience , cinema reflected back to the crowd its
fundamental potential for forming “ multiple aggregates ” as Romains calls this
protean power in 1905 ( La Vie 245 ) . ... the crowd's aggregates into machine
parts subordinated to a single voice , showed the absolute arrest of unanimist self
- transformation .

Author: Christophe Marc Wall-Romana

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3500370

Category:

Page: 1022

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Men s Cinema

Men s Cinema

Comic-book-like, exhibitionist and narcissistic, Leone's films celebrate, critique
and ultimately transform the Western. ... just as the strong, assertive crane shot
reaches full height; Cardinale is, by now, insignificant and small, almost lost amid
the dust and the crowds. ... an alternative form of knowledge and power, one that
enables us to engage with Once Upon a Time in the West on the level of
sensibility.

Author: Stella Bruzzi

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748676194

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Men's Cinema offers a fresh theorisation of men in Hollywood cinema via a theoretical discussion of definitions of masculinity and the close textual analysis of classic and contemporary films. Through an examination of mise-en-scene, Men's Cinema moves beyond discussions of representation and narrative to an exploration of the physical or instinctive effects of cinema and how we are invited to engage with, desire or identify with Hollywood's vision of men and masculinity. By delineating how Hollywood has built up and refined the language of men's cinema through a series of recurrent, refined tropes, this book critically explores masculinity and the concept of a male aesthetic within film.Films discussed include: The Deer Hunter, Dirty Harry, Goodfellas, Inception, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Once Upon a Time in the West, Point Break, Raging Bull, Rebel Without A Cause, Reservoir Dogs, Sherlock Holmes, There's Always Tomorrow, The Wild Bunch.
Categories: Social Science

Films and Filming

Films and Filming

Joy houses To classy audiences won't cross the tracks to see Joyhouse of
Yokohama; the Joyhouse crowd justifiably feel sold when they buy Time in the
sun for a ... is the present motive power behind the whole transformation of that
theatre.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012560907

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

World Cinema

World Cinema

Hollering was born in Austria in 1897, died in Britain in 1980, and figures in the
history of the Hungarian cinema by virtue of ... more acutely than did any
indigenous director of the time, and embodied this diagnosis in a work of unique
emotional power ... culture, and who is therefore able to transform an enterprise
that might otherwise be constrained or conventional. ... But the everyday
existence of their riders is not neglected: the lively crowds which congregate at
the village market, the ...

Author: Bryan Burns

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637221

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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Hungarian cinema began in cafes, and short films were projected at the Velence coffee-house in Budapest in the late 1890s. By 1912, a distinct film culture had formed in Hungary, which - unlike the imported American popular entertainment cinema - throughout its history has shown a commitment to the idea of film as art. This new book is a detailed historical, critical and appreciative account of the Hungarian cinema from its early days to the transforming 1990s, and provides an extended analysis of some 50 directors and their key films. It describes the ways in which the industry has developed, largely with the assistance of the state, especially since the Second World War, and shows how the Hungarian cinema has achieved an international success out of all proportion to its size, and despite the potential obstructions of language and culture. The author concludes with a survey of recent filmmaking activities, and a look towards the future in rapidly changing Eastern Europe. This book will appeal to all those interested in Hungarian and Eastern European film and history.
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New Queer Cinema

New Queer Cinema

Though Frohnmayer valiantly defended the film as neither prurient nor obscene,
that wasn't really the point: the forces of the Right were in their tenth year ...
Corporate power, caught in a contradiction between marketplace and ideology,
can sometimes contravene its own interests. ... In the streets, the camcorder
enabled the reversal of surveillance: police could now be recorded by the crowds
. ... Then as now, technological changes could lead to social and political
transformation too.

Author: B. Ruby Rich

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822399698

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish, Brokeback Mountain, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and Milk. In addition to exploring less-known films and international cinemas (including Latin American and French films and videos), she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen, on the web, and in art galleries.
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