Hollywood Puzzle Films

Hollywood Puzzle Films

The essays in Hollywood Puzzle Films examine the appropriation of puzzle film techniques by contemporary Hollywood dramas and blockbusters through questions of narrative, time, and altered realities.

Author: Warren Buckland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136256271

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques—like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable characters with split identities or unreliable narrators—more commonly attributed to art cinema and independent films. The essays in Hollywood Puzzle Films examine the appropriation of puzzle film techniques by contemporary Hollywood dramas and blockbusters through questions of narrative, time, and altered realities. Analyzing movies like Source Code, The Butterfly Effect, Donnie Darko, Déjà Vu, and adaptations of Philip K. Dick, contributors explore the implications of Hollywood's new movie mind games.
Categories: Social Science

Puzzle Films

Puzzle Films

The Mind-Game Film 37 abiding virtues of Hollywood, while others – with equal
justification – have pointed to the lacunary, redundant, and circular nature of the
same classical cinema. One might call it a policy of “access for all” (“a Hollywood
 ...

Author: Warren Buckland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405168618

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Drawing upon the expertise of film scholars from around the world, Puzzle Films investigates a number of films that sport complex storytelling--from Memento, Old Boy, and Run Lola Run, to the Infernal Affairs trilogy and In the Mood for Love. Unites American ‘independent’ cinema, the European and International Art film, and certain modes of avant-garde filmmaking on the basis of their shared storytelling complexity Draws upon the expertise of film scholars from North America, Britain, China, Poland, Holland, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, and Australia
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Impossible Puzzle Films

Impossible Puzzle Films

'Nearly True: Forking Plots, Forking Interpretations: A Response to David
Bordwell's “Film Futures”', SubStance 31 (1): 105–14. Branigan, Edward 2014. '
Butterfly Effects Upon a Spectator', in Warren Buckland (ed.) Hollywood Puzzle
Films.

Author: Miklos Kiss

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474406741

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Narrative complexity is a trend in contemporary cinema. Since the late 1990s there has been a palpable increase in complex storytelling in movies. But how and why do complex movies create perplexity and confusion? How do we engage with these challenges? And what makes complex stories so attractive? By blending film studies, narrative theory and cognitive sciences, Kiss and Wilemsen look into the relation between complex storytelling and the mind. Analysing the effects that different complex narratives have on viewers, the book addresses how films like Donnie Darko, Mulholland Drive and Primer strategically create complexity and confusion, using the specific category of the impossible puzzle film to examine movies that use baffling paradoxes, impossible loops, and unresolved ambiguities in their stories and storytelling. By looking at how these films play on our mind's blind spots, this innovative book explains their viewing effects in terms of the mental state of cognitive dissonance that they evoke.
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Puzzle Book Hollywood

Puzzle Book Hollywood

Every draw and image contained in the book is unique and original. Over 200 different films are contained in this book between games, quotes and other references.

Author: Grayson Firth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798646831287

Category:

Page: 174

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How much do you know about films? Would you like to take a challenge? If you are passionate about cult films, famous actors and facts from Hollywood you are in the right place. You now have the opportunity to challenge your knowledge about films while having a lot of fun thanks to: "Puzzle Book Hollywood: The Ultimate Collection of Word Search, Crazy Maze, Trivia and many Curiosities of Your Favorite Movies from 1970 up to Today!" by Grayson Firth. "Puzzle Book Hollywood" by Grayson Firth is a 174 pages book that collects a huge number of adult games about famous films from the 70's to nowadays, 2020 included. Every draw and image contained in the book is unique and original. Over 200 different films are contained in this book between games, quotes and other references. Here's a little preview of the titles included: Ghostbusters, Rocky, Grease, Star Wars, Ghost, Jurassic Park, Matrix, Fast and Furious, The Lord of the Rings, Inception, Aquaman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther, Mary Poppins, A Star Is Born, Joker and many, many more... You will find all the games inside of "Puzzle Book Hollywood" by Grayson Firth: 53 word searches 20 mazes to indicate the right way to the characters. Alice to the White Rabbit, Ghostbusters to the spirits, Harry Potter to the philosopher's stone and many more 20 emoticon movie 6 word matches 10 multiple choice quizzes 12 anagram scrambles of famous quotes from famous films for a total of 121 Hollywood theme games from easy to hard! In addition, you will find other 100 curiosities and fun facts that you may not know about famous films, actors and characters. Scroll up and add to cart "Puzzle Book Hollywood" by Grayson Firth to test your knowledge about Hollywood films!
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The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter

She spent most of her career with HBO and has had a nice run at Miramax ,
overseeing two films ( “ No Country for Old ... And there are plenty of politics in
Hollywood , where the mother of two daughters has produced some 70 television
films and almost ... have spent their weekends high above it all : " When you are
doing it , you can ' t focus on anything but the puzzle that is rock climbing , " she
says .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132645149

Category: Motion pictures

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first.

Author: Edward Branigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136472626

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 526

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. When first encountering film theory, students are often confronted with a dense, interlocking set of texts full of arcane terminology, inexact formulations, sliding definitions, and abstract generalities. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory challenges these first impressions by aiming to make film theory accessible and open to new readers. Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland have commissioned over 50 scholars from around the globe to address the difficult formulations and propositions in each theory by reducing these difficult formulations to straightforward propositions. The result is a highly accessible volume that clearly defines, and analyzes step by step, many of the fundamental concepts in film theory, ranging from familiar concepts such as ‘Apparatus’, ‘Gaze’, ‘Genre’, and ‘Identification’, to less well-known and understood, but equally important concepts, such as Alain Badiou’s ‘Inaesthetics’, Gilles Deleuze’s ‘Time-Image’, and Jean-Luc Nancy’s ‘Evidence’. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an ideal reference book for undergraduates of film studies, as well as graduate students new to the discipline.
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Kritikon Litterarum

Kritikon Litterarum

Puzzle Films . Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema . Chichester : Wiley
- Blackwell , 2009 . 241 pp . ... David Bordwell , arguably the most influential “
Hollywood narratologist , ” has tried to fit puzzle films into classical structures by ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C098770221

Category: Philology

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Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies

Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies

In this volume, contributors explore recent popular movies through the lens of film theory, beginning with industrial-economic analysis before moving into a predominately aesthetic and interpretive framework.

Author: Warren Buckland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135895747

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

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Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of cinema, one that should not be so easily discounted or discarded. In this volume, contributors explore recent popular movies through the lens of film theory, beginning with industrial-economic analysis before moving into a predominately aesthetic and interpretive framework. The Hollywood films discussed cover a wide range from 300 to Fifty First Dates, from Brokeback Mountain to Lord of the Rings, from Spider-Man 3 to Fahrenheit 9/11, from Saw to Raiders of the Lost Ark, and much more. Individual essays consider such topics as the rules that govern new blockbuster franchises, the ‘posthumanist realism’ of digital cinema, video game adaptations, increasingly restricted stylistic norms, the spatial stories of social networks like YouTube, the mainstreaming of queer culture, and the cognitive paradox behind enjoyable viewing of traumatic events onscreen. With its cast of international film scholars, Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies demonstrates the remarkable contributions theory can offer to film studies and moviegoers alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

34 In addition to art and independent films , such ' puzzle film ' qualities have also
characterised some Hollywood products and works that straddle the independent
/ Hollywood divide , as suggested by David Bordwell ( 2006 ) . The notion that ...

Author: Geoff King

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073982749

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 118

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With its gothic tale of a troubled teen haunted by visions of a figure in a Halloween rabbit suit, Donnie Darko was among the first cult movie phenomena of the twenty-first century, making debut director Richard Kelly Hollywood hot property before he reached his thirtieth birthday. This study narrates the film's journey from box-office bemusement through word of mouth success to the recent director's cut of the film, and also discusses fans' reactions to the film's enigmatic conclusion, explaining how Donnie Darko gripped the imagination of Generation X teenagers across the world.
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Men s Cinema

Men s Cinema

Masculinity and Mise-en-Scene in Hollywood Stella Bruzzi. defines contemporary
puzzle films as 'a popular cycle of films from the 1990s that rejects classical
storytelling techniques and replaces them with complex storytelling' (2009: 1).

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

Motion Picture Performers 1970 1974

Motion Picture Performers  1970 1974

Motion Pic Classic 31 : 30 Je ' 30 Lee , S . Hollywood ' s favorite puzzle . Movie
Classic 3 : 15 S ' 32 Lathem , M . Her marriage . Movie Classic 7 : 38 O ' 34
Uselton , R . A . The Wampus baby stars . Films In R 21 - 2 : 73 F ' 70 PAGE ,
GALE ...

Author: Mel Schuster

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5092378

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 702

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International bibliografi over artikler om filmskuespillere
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Film World

Film World

played opposite today's biggest male stars in Hollywood - Anthony Quin , Paul
Newman , Steve McQueen , George ... Elia Kazan ( ' The Arrangement ' ) , Jerry
Schatzberg ( “ Puzzle Of A Downfall Child ' ) , Roman Polanski ( " Chinatown ' ) ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001942116

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Columbia University Forum

Columbia University Forum

I am always surprised by the amount of unattractive reality which does manage to
creep into Hollywood movies , not by ... Still , it's a curious puzzle : if the most
frivolous of Hollywood films touch reality before they leave it , the most earnest of
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ISBN: UCSC:32106020387020

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Dogville Vs Hollywood

Dogville Vs Hollywood

Was there ever an auteur more amenable to selling out , more seemingly
compatible with Hollywood , than Brian De Palma ? If we discount ... In the
tradition of cinematic games , it was a puzzle , a film about filmmaking , a movie
about ...

Author: Jake Horsley

Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Limited - Marion Boyars Publishers Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114594646

Category: Education

Page: 379

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Using Lars von Trier's 2003 film Dogvilleas a launchpad for his ideas, Jake Horsley aims to discuss the conflict between ;artistic ; and ;commercial ; movie-making that he believes exists in the film industry today. He proposes that the term ;independent, ; when applied to filmmaking, be considered an artistic term relating to sensibility and vision and not simply a question of backing or funds. Can an ;independent ; film also be a commercial success in Hollywood? Charting the history of independent cinema from early pioneers Jean-Luc Godard and Sam Peckinpah to modern masters such as David Lynch, this book provides a critical analysis of the state of today's film industry.
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The Way Hollywood Tells It

The Way Hollywood Tells It

Memento is often considered a “puzzle film,” and the emergence of this category
in recent years testifies further to new Hollywood's pride in intricate narrative
maneuvers. Viewers seem to apply the notion fairly broadly, invoking it whenever
a ...

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520932326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

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Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios? David Bordwell argues that the principles of visual storytelling created in the studio era are alive and well, even in today’s bloated blockbusters. American filmmakers have created a durable tradition—one that we should not be ashamed to call artistic, and one that survives in both mainstream entertainment and niche-marketed indie cinema. Bordwell traces the continuity of this tradition in a wide array of films made since 1960, from romantic comedies like Jerry Maguire and Love Actually to more imposing efforts like A Beautiful Mind. He also draws upon testimony from writers, directors, and editors who are acutely conscious of employing proven principles of plot and visual style. Within the limits of the "classical" approach, innovation can flourish. Bordwell examines how imaginative filmmakers have pushed the premises of the system in films such as JFK, Memento, and Magnolia. He discusses generational, technological, and economic factors leading to stability and change in Hollywood cinema and includes close analyses of selected shots and sequences. As it ranges across four decades, examining classics like American Graffiti and The Godfather as well as recent success like The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, this book provides a vivid and engaging interpretation of how Hollywood moviemakers have created a vigorous, resourceful tradition of cinematic storytelling that continues to engage audiences around the world.
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Producing for Hollywood

Producing for Hollywood

But one of the best sources is the American Film Marketing Association ,
headquartered in Los Angeles . If you write or phone ... Unlike a jigsaw puzzle ,
once you put a piece into your movie puzzle , it doesn ' t necessarily mean that it
will stay .

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049977427

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

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Two award-winning producers describes the highs and lows of their careers and give a crash course on the independent production scene, revealing secrets about the business, its key players, and the role producers play in bringing a film or television pilot to the screen. Covers finding scripts, raising money, phases of production, working with writers, directors, and actors, marketing, and filming outside the US. Appendices offer sample documents, forms, and lists of film festivals and foreign distributors. Mason is senior vice president of production at VIACOM Productions. Gold is production manager for the television series Diagnosis Murder. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
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Hollywood Faction

Hollywood Faction

The film is studded with stars , all of whom worked for next to nothing in order to
appear and thus make a public statement ... The manner in which a subject of
such horrifying proportions should be dealt with is a puzzle few feature film -
makers ...

Author: Bruce Crowther

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001218850

Category: Historical films

Page: 219

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Categories: Historical films

Hollywood Creative Directory s Film Writers

Hollywood Creative Directory s Film Writers

Author: Lone Eagle Publishing

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company

ISBN: 1580650449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 506

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This is the most comprehensive reference book about film actors of major studio films, independent films, made-for-television films, cable films and cameos. Features: Over 6,000 Film Actors; Over 14,000 Film Listings; Lists Academy Awards and nominations; Includes credits and contact information; Includes cross-referenced index by film titles/actor; Completely updated and revised annually.
Categories: Performing Arts