Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, by Miriam Hansen,Edward Dimendberg

By Miriam Hansen,Edward Dimendberg

Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno—affiliated via friendship, expert ties, and argument—developed an astute philosophical critique of modernity within which technological media performed a key function. This ebook explores extensive their reflections on cinema and images from the Weimar interval as much as the Sixties. Miriam Bratu Hansen brings to existence a magnificent archive of identified and, in terms of Kracauer, much less recognized fabrics and divulges extraordinary views on canonic texts, together with Benjamin’s paintings essay. Her lucid research extrapolates from those writings the contours of a conception of cinema and adventure that speaks to questions being posed anew as relocating photograph tradition evolves based on electronic technology.

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WHO Won?!? An Irreverent Look at the Oscars, Volume 3: by Robert James

By Robert James

Who must have received the Oscars?

If you have ever puzzled why the Oscars appear to visit the incorrect video clips, WHO Won?!? is the ebook for you. starting with the 1st Oscar rite, Robert James appears in any respect the main different types, slashing and burning his method throughout the undesirable, praising the great, and providing the simplest on your attention. a comic book, biting research of enormous quantities of movies, WHO Won?!? is a consultant to the fantastic video clips you overlooked - and a caution opposed to those you have to by no means have obvious within the first place.

Volume 3 welcomes us to the funeral for studio Hollywood, whole with a drunken wake, proficient viewers from overseas lands, and the entire extra that grieving alcohol, cash, and terror can provide

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Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney by Douglas M. Kellner

By Douglas M. Kellner

Cinema Wars explores the intersection of movie, politics, and US tradition and society via a daring serious research of the movies, television exhibits, and documentaries produced within the early 2000s

  • Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood movie as a contested terrain among conservative and liberal forces
  • Films and documentaries mentioned comprise: Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and different Michael Moore documentaries, among others
  • Explores how a few movies during this period supported the Bush-Cheney regime, whereas others criticized the management, overtly or otherwise
  • Investigates Hollywood’s therapy of more than a few scorching themes, from terrorism and environmental challenge to the Iraq battle and the tradition wars of the 2000s
  • Shows how Hollywood movie within the 2000s dropped at existence a colourful array of social protest and helped create cultural stipulations to select Barack Obama

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Peckinpah’s Tragic Westerns: A Critical Study by John L. Simons,Robert Merrill

By John L. Simons,Robert Merrill

The paintings of Sam Peckinpah represents a excessive element in American cinema. this article is the 1st theoretical and significant try to position Peckinpah in the 2,000-year-old culture of western tragedy. The culture, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and glossy tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah’s artwork in several methods, and the truth that he labored within the mode all through his occupation distinguishes him from so much American movie administrators. motion pictures coated comprise Ride the excessive nation, midday Wine, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and Bring Me the top of Alfredo Garcia.

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Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of by Nigel West

By Nigel West

Twelve novels and 9 brief tales outline probably the most outstanding fictional characters of all time, growing the foundation for the main profitable motion picture sequence in cinematographic background, watched through greater than part the world's inhabitants. the only individual most likely extra liable than the other for glamorizing the murky international of espionage is Ian Fleming, the author of James Bond, who himself lived a awesome double lifetime of secret agent and author. every body has an opinion on why 007 grew to become such a success, yet one attainable clarification is the inventive formulation of truth, fiction, and sheer myth. definitely the writer drew on neighbors and areas he knew good to supply the backdrop for his drama, yet what quantity of his output is genuine, and what comes at once from the author's mind's eye? those questions and extra are tested within the historic Dictionary of Ian FlemingOs global of Intelligence: truth and Fiction. this is often performed via a chronology, an creation, a bibliography, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on genuine circumstances of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, KGB, and others. It additionally includes entries on Ian Fleming's novels and brief tales, friends and family, his employers and co-workers, and different remarkable characters.

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Using film as a source (IHR Research Guides MUP) by Sian Barber

By Sian Barber

This ebook is a hands-on learn abilities consultant which explores how movie and relocating photo can be utilized as assets. it really is aimed toward those that are looking to use movie fabric because the foundation for learn and provides recommendation on examine equipment, conception and method, archival paintings and film-based research together with an in depth part on movie aesthetics. It attracts at the disciplines of movie and background to provide suggestion for college students and researchers in those fields.

The abilities obtained within the fields of background, politics, English literature, sociology, cultural and media stories can all support to exploit movie as 'historical evidence,' however the learn of movie is a self-discipline in its personal correct. movie can't be handled easily as a historic resource, yet particularly has to be understood as a particular medium, possessed of visible and textual codes.

This consultant comprises sections on operating with other kinds of relocating photos, the way to discover visible assets, tips on how to adopt film-related examine and the way to take advantage of movie conception. in addition to distinctive case stories on person movies and issues, it additionally deals recommendation on examine, writing and learning, making a method, traveling data, having access to fabric and exploring motion pictures from a old standpoint. every little thing integrated can be an instance of fine examine perform, no matter if or not it's undertaking an interview, vacationing an archive, project textual research or defining a study question.

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Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde by Scott MacDonald

By Scott MacDonald

MacDonald explores the cinematic territory among the normal different types of "documentary" and "avant-garde" movie, via candid, in-depth conversations with filmmakers whose paintings has challenged those different types. prepared in an ingenious chronology and written to be obtainable to any film-interested reader, the interviews in Avant-Doc chart part a century of pondering by means of creative filmmakers akin to Robert Gardner, Ed Pincus, Alfred Guzzetti, Ross McElwee, Leonard Retel Helmrich, Michael Glawogger, Susana de Sousa Dias, Jonathan Caouette, Pawel Wojtasik, and Todd Haynes. contemporary breakthroughs by means of Amie Siegel, Jane Gillooly, Jennifer Proctor, Betzy Bromberg, and Godfrey Reggio are mentioned; and substantial realization is paid to Harvard's cutting edge Sensory Ethnography Lab, manufacturer of Sweetgrass, Leviathan, and Manakamana. a unprecedented interview with pioneering pupil Annette Michelson starts Avant-Doc's meta-conversation.

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Adjusting the Lens: Community and Collaborative Video in by Freya Schiwy,Byrt Wammack Weber

By Freya Schiwy,Byrt Wammack Weber

Adjusting the Lens deals an in depth research of latest, self sufficient, indigenous-language audiovisual creation in Mexico and in Mexican migrant groups within the usa. The participants relate the types and different types of collaborative and group media creation to socially severe, transformative, resistant, and constitutive tactics off-screen, thereby exploring the political in the context of the media. The chapters exhibit how diasporic media makers map novel interpretations of photograph and sound into current audiovisual discourses to speak social and cultural alterations inside their groups that counter stereotypical representations in advertisement tv and cinema, and give a contribution to a newfound communal identification. the recent media reveal the clash of social hobbies and/or indigenous and rural groups with the nation, problem Eurocentrism and globalization, and demonstrate the facility of audiovisual construction to impact political change.

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The Spectral Body: Aspects of the Cinematic Oeuvre of István by Zoltán Dragon

By Zoltán Dragon

The Spectral physique: points of the Cinematic Oeuvre of Istvan Szabó analyses a number of the motion pictures made by way of Academy Award winner Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo to set up an interpretative matrix disclosing the foundation of haunting results within the visible and the narrative degrees of the diegeses. by means of combining unique – and sometimes incongruous – traces of psychoanalytic notion (by Nicolas Abraham and Jacques Lacan), Zoltán Dragon argues that those movies are fuelled through the paintings of a phantom on all degrees, hiding the secrets and techniques of the kin heritage of the characters and generating uncanny visible situations to make the act of hiding much more effective.

The publication brings the reader into the world of the “phantom textual content” producing the movie texts and crypt displays of the oeuvre, and investigates the reasons of undiscussible and painful secrets and techniques that propel a few pivotal characters to reappear in next movies, it seems that pushed by means of a compulsion to proceed their narration, failing to complete their tales – even if they look like profitable. The Spectral physique: elements of the Cinematic Oeuvre of István Szabó introduces a visible reinterpretation of Abraham’s phantom concept that opens up percentages for another method of learning film.

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Nabokov’s Cinematic Afterlife by Ewa Mazierska

By Ewa Mazierska

This publication deals severe stories of flicks that tailored works through Vladimir Nabokov. some of the most screened 20th century authors (with over ten books tailored for cinema), his works are packed with quirky and forbidden romance, and his writing is popular for its cinematic features (e.g., frames, degree instructions, and outlines suggesting particular digicam positions and movements). motion pictures mentioned contain Lolita (both Kubrick’s 1962 and Lyne’s 1997 versions), Richardson’s Laughter within the Dark (1969), Skolimowski’s King, Queen, Knave (1972), Fassbinder’s Despair (1978), Foulon’s Mademoiselle O (1994), Kuik’s An Affair of Honor (1999), Gorris’ The Luzhin Defence (2000), and Rohmer’s The Triple Agent (2004). a last bankruptcy discusses similarities among Nabokov and Jean-Luc Godard.

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