Category: Film Studies

  • Download E-books A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film PDF

    By Joseph Luzzi

    A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian movie experiences into discussion with fields outdoors its traditional purview through displaying how motion pictures can give a contribution to our knowing of aesthetic questions that reach again to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation among movie and literature, specially the cinematic edition of literary assets and, extra mostly, the fields of rhetoric, media experiences, and glossy Italian culture.

    The publication balances theoretical inquiry with shut readings of movies by means of the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others. Luzzi's examine is the 1st to teach how Italian filmmakers handle such an important aesthetic concerns because the nature of the refrain, the relation among image and allegory, the literary prehistory of montage, and where of poetry in cinematic expression―what Pasolini referred to as the "cinema of poetry."

    While Luzzi establishes how sure features of film―its hyperlink with technological procedures, capability for mass distribution, artificial virtues (and vices) because the so-called overall art―have reshaped centuries-long debates, A Cinema of Poetry additionally explores what's particular to the Italian paintings movie and, extra widely, Italian cinematic heritage. In different phrases, what makes this model of the artwork movie recognizably "Italian"?

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  • Download E-books X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker PDF

    By Alex Cox

    Filmmaker Alex Cox's considerate autobiography examines his craft and impacts, in addition to delivering his insights into lots of his favourite motion pictures. often referred to as an intensive, Cox is a essential auteur, in addition to an the world over concentrated, insightful critic and author whose ardour for movie has gripped him considering the fact that youth. as well as being an enthralling investigate Cox's method, this publication additionally encourages and instructs would-be self sustaining filmmakers, guiding the subsequent iteration of movie pioneers during the onerous trip of production. Cox weaves his personal "confessions" along with his notes to the hot defend, together with strategies on new kinds of electronic distribution and his radical perspectives on highbrow estate — the result's a readable, startling treatise on either the movie thoughts of this day and the exciting strength of destiny filmmaking.
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  • Download E-books Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary PDF

    By Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    In the past, there hasn't been one single-volume authoritative reference paintings at the heritage of girls in movie, highlighting approximately each lady filmmaker from the sunrise of cinema together with Alice man (France, 1896), Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Penny Marshall (U.S.), and Sally Potter (U.K.). each attempt has been made to incorporate all types of girl filmmaker: advertisement and mainstream, avant-garde, and minority, and to provide an entire cross-section of the paintings of those awesome ladies. students and scholars of movie, pop culture, Women's experiences, and overseas stories, in addition to movie buffs will study a lot from this work.

    The Dictionary covers the careers of approximately 2 hundred girls filmmakers, giving very important records the place on hand, listings of movies directed via those ladies, and chosen bibliographies for extra interpreting. this can be a one-volume, one-stop source, a accomplished, up to date advisor that's totally crucial for any direction providing an summary or survey of women's cinema. It bargains not just all on hand records, yet severe reviews of the filmmakers' paintings besides. in an effort to hold the size conceivable, this quantity makes a speciality of ladies who direct fictional narrative movies, with occasional forays into the world of the documentary and is proscribed to movie construction instead of video creation.
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  • Download E-books Making Movies Black: The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to the Civil Rights Era PDF

    By Thomas Cripps

    This is often the second one quantity of Thomas Cripps's definitive historical past of African-Americans in Hollywood. It covers the interval from global struggle II throughout the civil rights flow of the Sixties, interpreting this era in the course of the prism of pop culture. Making videos Black exhibits how video clips expected and helped shape America's altering principles approximately race. Cripps contends that from the liberal rhetoric of the struggle years--marked because it was once through the propaganda catchwords brotherhood and tolerance--came videos that outlined a brand new African-American presence either in movie and in American society at huge. He argues that the conflict years, greater than any prior period, gave African-American activists entry to facilities of cultural effect and tool in either Washington and Hollywood.
    one of the effects have been an improved black imagery at the monitor throughout the war--in strive against videos equivalent to Bataan, Crash Dive, and Sahara; musicals reminiscent of Stormy Weather and Cabin within the Sky; and executive propaganda motion pictures similar to The Negro Soldier and Wings for this Man (narrated by way of Ronald Reagan!). After the conflict, the ideologies of either black activism and integrationism endured, leading to the 'message motion picture' period of Pinky, Home of the Brave, and No means Out, a kind of racial politics that expected the ambitions of the Civil Rights Movement.
    Delving into formerly inaccessible documents of significant Hollywood studios, between them Warner Bros., RKO, and twentieth Century-Fox, in addition to documents of the workplace of warfare info within the nationwide information, and files of the NAACP, and interviews with survivors of the period, Cripps unearths the fight of either lesser recognized black filmmakers like Carlton Moss and significant figures reminiscent of Sidney Poitier.
    greater than a story background, Making video clips Black reaches past the display itself with sixty pictures, many by no means sooner than released, which illustrate the temper of the time. Revealing the social impression of the classical Hollywood movie, Making videos Black is the best booklet for these drawn to the altering racial weather in post-World conflict II American life.
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  • Download E-books Representations of Femininity in American Genre Cinema: The Woman's Film, Film Noir, and Modern Horror PDF

    By David Greven

    The subject of lady transformation informs the Hollywood illustration of femininity from the studio period to the current. even if it happens bodily, emotionally, or on another point, transformation permits lady protagonists to barter their very own advanced wants and to withstand the obligatory marriage plot. A sweeping learn of Hollywood from Now, Voyager, The Heiress, and Flamingo Road, to Carrie, the Alien movies, The courageous One, and the Slasher Horror style, this publication boldly unsettles normal understandings of style movie, lady sexuality, and Freudian idea because it makes a powerful new case for the queer relevance of woman illustration.
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  • Download E-books Street with No Name: A History of the Classic American Film Noir PDF

    By Andrew Dickos

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    Flourishing within the usa in the course of the Nineteen Forties and 50s, the grim, violent style of filmmaking often called movie noir mirrored the attitudes of writers and auteur administrators encouraged via the occasions of the turbulent mid-twentieth century. movies comparable to Force of Evil, Night and the City, Double Indemnity, Laura, The tremendous Heat, The Killers, Kiss Me Deadly and, extra lately, Chinatown and The Grifters are indelibly American. but the resources of this style have been present in Germany and France and imported to Hollywood through emigré filmmakers, who built them and allowed a colourful style to flourish.

    Andrew Dickos's Street without Name strains the movie noir style again to its roots in German Expressionist cinema and the French cinema of the interwar years. Dickos describes the improvement of the movie noir in the United States from 1941 throughout the Nineteen Seventies and examines how this improvement expresses a contemporary cinema. Dickos examines extraordinary administrators equivalent to Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, John Huston, Nicholas Ray, Robert Aldrich, Samuel Fuller, Otto Preminger, Robert Siodmak, Abraham Polonsky, Jules Dassin, Anthony Mann and others. He additionally charts the genre's impression on such celebrated postwar French filmmakers as Jean-Pierre Melville, François Truffaut, and Jean-Luc Godard. Addressing the classy, cultural, political, and social issues depicted within the style, Street without identify demonstrates how the movie noir generates a hugely expressive, uncooked, and violent temper because it exposes the ambiguities of recent postwar society.
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  • Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) PDF

    The heritage of technology fiction movie now spans greater than a hundred years, within which time greater than 1,000 technological know-how fiction motion pictures of assorted types were made. starting with the paintings of pioneering French filmmaker Georges MZli_s on the sunrise of the twentieth century and relocating via such silent motion pictures as Fritz Lang's vintage city, technological know-how fiction movie has had a protracted and eventful historical past that has taken it in lots of instructions yet that has moved the style inexorably ahead right into a famous position on the middle of the movie within the works of big-budget hitmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay. The old Dictionary of technology Fiction Cinema offers large assurance of the folk, movies, businesses, concepts, topics, and subgenres that experience made technological know-how fiction cinema this kind of important a part of global cinema. this can be performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries. This quantity is designed to be obtainable and enlightening to enthusiasts of the style who easily need to know extra concerning the movies they so take pleasure in.
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  • Download E-books Doing Film Studies (Doing... Series) PDF

    By Sarah Casey Benyahia

    Doing movie Studies examines what it particularly ability to review movie, encouraging the reader to question the dominant theories in addition to realizing the main ways to cinema. This booklet presents an outline of the development of movie experiences - together with its historical past and evolution - and examines the applying of theories to movie texts. vital questions mentioned include:

    • Why does movie experiences want a canon?
    • What is the connection among authorship and style theory?
    • What is monitor theory?
    • How can we learn a movie text?
    • Why is the concept that of the spectator vital to film?
    • How is movie inquisitive about nationwide identity?
    • What is intended by way of a ‘film industry’?

    Aimed at scholars of their ultimate 12 months of secondary schooling or starting their levels, Doing movie Studies equips the reader with the instruments wanted in coming near near the learn of movie.

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  • Download E-books Noir Anxiety PDF

    By Kelly Oliver, Benigno Trigo

    One of the parts that outline the vintage movie noir -- chiaroscuro lights, voice-over narration, and such archetypal characters because the world-weary inner most eye and the femme fatale -- probably no aspect is extra liable for the genre's endured reputation between motion picture buffs, filmmakers, and critics than the palpable feel of hysteria that emanates from the reveal. as the style emerged within the shadow of the second one international warfare, this profound mental and philosophical unease is generally ascribed both to postwar fears concerning the atomic bomb or to the reactions of returning infantrymen to a brand new social panorama. In Noir anxiousness, although, Kelly Oliver and Benigno Trigo interpret what has been referred to as the "free-floating anxiousness" of movie noir as concrete apprehensions approximately race and sexuality.

    Applying feminist and postcolonial psychoanalytic concept to standard noir motion pictures (Murder, My candy; the girl from Shanghai; Vertigo; and contact of Evil) and the "neo-noirs" of the Nineteen Seventies, Eighties, and Nineteen Nineties (Chinatown, satan in a Blue costume, and Bound), the authors discover a wealthy array of subconscious concerns and wishes approximately ambiguous sexual, racial, and nationwide identities, usually displaced onto those movies' narrative and stylistic parts. particularly, Oliver and Trigo specialise in the looming absence of the mum determine in the style and fears approximately maternal sexuality and miscegenation. Drawing at the paintings of Freud and Julia Kristeva, Noir nervousness locates movie noir's studied ambivalence towards those severe topics in the genre's social, ancient, and cinematic context.

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  • Download E-books Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures: A Critical Anthology PDF

    By Scott MacKenzie

    Film Manifestos and international Cinema Cultures is the 1st ebook to gather manifestoes from the worldwide historical past of cinema, delivering the 1st historic and theoretical account of the position performed by way of movie manifestos in filmmaking and movie tradition. Focussing both on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a overlooked, but however imperative heritage of the cinema, exploring a sequence of records that postulate ways that to re-imagine the cinema and, within the procedure, re-imagine the world.

    This quantity collects the most important ecu “waves” and figures (Eisenstein, Truffaut, Bergman, loose Cinema, Oberhausen, Dogme ‘95); Latin American 3rd Cinemas (Birri, Sanjinés, Espinosa, Solanas); radical paintings and the avant-garde (Buñuel, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas, Ono, Sanborn); and international cinemas (Iimura, Makhmalbaf, Sembene, Sen). It additionally comprises formerly untranslated manifestos co-written through figures together with Bollaín, Debord, Hermosillo, Isou, Kieslowski, Painlevé, Straub, and so forth. Thematic sections handle documentary cinema, aesthetics, feminist and queer movie cultures, pornography, movie files, Hollywood, and movie and electronic media. additionally integrated are texts ordinarily ignored of the movie manifestos canon, corresponding to the movie construction Code and Pius XI's Vigilanti Cura, which however performed a relevant function in movie culture.
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