Category: Film Studies

  • Download E-books Women's Cinema, World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms PDF

    By Patricia White

    In Women’s Cinema, global Cinema, Patricia White explores the dynamic intersection of feminism and picture within the twenty-first century through highlighting the paintings of a brand new iteration of ladies administrators from round the world:  Samira and Hana Makhmalbaf, Nadine Labaki, 0 Chou, Jasmila Zbanic, and Claudia Llosa, between others. The emergence of a globalized community of movie fairs has enabled those younger administrators to make and flow movies which are altering the aesthetics and politics of paintings apartment cinema and hard feminist genealogies. Extending formal research to the creation and reception contexts of a number of function movies, White explores how ladies filmmakers are either implicated in and critique gendered techniques of authorship, style, style, nationwide identification, and human rights. Women’s Cinema, international Cinema revitalizes feminist movie reviews because it argues for an alternate imaginative and prescient of worldwide media culture.
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  • Download E-books An Invention without a Future: Essays on Cinema PDF

    In 1895, Louis Lumière supposedly stated that cinema is “an invention and not using a future.” James Naremore makes use of this mythical comment as a place to begin for a meditation at the so-called loss of life of cinema within the electronic age, and as a fashion of introducing a wide-ranging sequence of his essays on videos previous and current. those essays contain discussions of authorship, edition, and performing; commentaries on Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Vincente Minnelli, John Huston, and Stanley Kubrick; and reports of more moderen paintings by means of non-Hollywood administrators Pedro Costa, Abbas Kiarostami, Raúl Ruiz, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. vital issues recur: the family members among modernity, modernism, and postmodernism; the altering mediascape and demise of older applied sciences; and the necessity for powerful serious writing in an period while print journalism is waning and the arts are devalued. The ebook concludes with essays on 4 significant American movie critics: James Agee, Manny Farber, Andrew Sarris, and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
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  • Download E-books Cinephilia: Movies, Love and Memory (Film Culture in Transition) PDF

    They obsess over the nuances of a Douglas Sirk or Ingmar Bergman movie; they experience books equivalent to François Truffaut's Hitchcock; they fortunately sign up for the Sundance Channel—they are the infrequent breed referred to as cinephiles. notwithstanding a lot has been made up of the vintage period of cinephilia from the Fifties to the Seventies, Cinephilia files the most recent iteration of cinephiles and their use of latest applied sciences. With the arrival of domestic theaters, electronic recording units, on-line movie groups, cinephiles this day pursue their commitment to movie outdoors of institutional settings. a thorough new historical past of movie tradition, Cinephilia breaks new floor for college kids and students alike.
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  • Download E-books Film Analysis: A Casebook PDF

    By Bert Cardullo

    Film research: A Casebook bargains an available creation to movie research via shut readings of 25 traditionally major motion pictures from round the world.

    • Features a geographically various number of movies and administrators, with illustration from 20 diverse countries
    • Covers a few of the crucial movies handled in today’s cinema classes, and the problems raised approximately them
    • Provides scholars with functional types to assist them enhance their very own writing and analytical skills
    • Supplemented with movie credit, photographs, and bibliographies; director filmographies, a thesaurus of movie phrases, and recommended issues for writing and discussion
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  • Download E-books A Companion to Jean Renoir PDF

    François Truffaut known as him, easily, ‘the best’. Jean Renoir is a towering determine in international cinema and entirely justifies this huge survey that comes with contributions from top foreign movie students and comprehensively analyzes Renoir’s existence and profession from quite a few serious perspectives.

    • New and unique learn through the world’s top English and French language Renoir students explores stylistic, cultural and ideological elements of Renoir’s movies in addition to key biographical periods
    • Thematic constitution admits a number serious methodologies, from textual research to archival study, cultural stories, gender-based and philosophical approaches
    • Features distinct research of Renoir’s crucial works
    • Provides a world point of view in this key auteur’s enduring importance in global movie history
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  • Download E-books The Practical Media Dictionary (Arnold Student Reference) PDF

    By Jeremy Orlebar

    The useful Media Dictionary is a necessary advisor to knowing how the media works and the way humans within the media seek advice from one another approximately their undefined. It makes the media available, untangling the jargon and supplying readers with the information to take part within the construction of functional media items. Designed for these learning or beginning paintings within the media, it includes definitions which are transparent, simple, and straightforward to appreciate even with no prior media wisdom.
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  • Download E-books Historical Dictionary of American Cinema (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) PDF

    Some of the most robust forces in international tradition, American cinema has a protracted and complicated background that stretches via greater than a century. This heritage not just incorporates a legacy of enormous quantities of significant motion pictures but additionally the evolution of the movie itself, that is in lots of methods a microcosm of the background of yankee society as a complete.

    The Historical Dictionary of yank Cinema presents wide insurance of the folks, movies, businesses, thoughts, issues, and genres that experience made American cinema one of these very important a part of global cinema. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This publication is a wonderful entry element for college kids, researchers, and someone desirous to recognize extra concerning the heritage of yankee Cinema.
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  • Download E-books The Alienated War Veteran in Film and Literature PDF

    By Emmett Early

    The veterans' tradition in postwar eras from global conflict I to the current is tested during this e-book, with particular awareness to the historical occasions of every period as they impact veterans, and the literature and flicks produced approximately veterans and through veterans. The purpose is to focus on the reciprocal interactions one of the affects of the battle, the veterans, and the tradition. the typical alienation of the veterans of international wars is carefully explored. movies and literary works that includes warfare veterans of every period are tested intimately for his or her quite a few perspectives of alienation. Homer's Odyssey, myths, fairy stories, sleek novels, memoirs, and brief tales are all mentioned with an emphasis on detailing what's universal and anticipated with returning veterans, and what's exact for every postwar period.
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  • Download E-books The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion (Directors' Cuts) PDF

    By James Clarke

    This well timed quantity explores the vastly renowned cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's motion pictures in the evolving accepted traditions of technology fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle. The publication additionally considers Cameron's engagement with the classy of visible results and the 'now' know-how of performance-capture that is arguably relocating a definite form of event-movie cinema from images to anything extra reminiscent of portray. This publication is specific in offering Cameron as an genuine auteur, and every bankruptcy is devoted to a unmarried movie in his physique of labor, from The Terminator to Avatar. area can also be given to dialogue of Strange Days in addition to his brief movies and documentary works.

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  • Download E-books Only Entertainment PDF

    By Richard Dyer

    Only Entertainment explores leisure as entertainment, asking how and even if an emphasis at the primacy of delight units it except different kinds of art.
    Dyer makes a speciality of the genres such a lot linked to leisure, from musicals to motion videos, disco to porn. He examines the character of leisure in videos corresponding to The Sound of Music and Speed, and argues that leisure is a part of a 'common feel' that's constantly traditionally and culturally constructed.
    This new version of Only Entertainment includes a revised advent and 5 new chapters on subject matters from serial killer video clips to Elizabeth Taylor. within the ultimate bankruptcy Dyer asks even if leisure as we all know it really is at the wane.
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