Film Studies

Download E-books The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape (Directors' Cuts) PDF

By Andrew deWaard, R. Colin Tait

The industry's simply director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is modern Hollywood's so much cutting edge and prolific filmmaker. A Palme d'or and Academy Award-winner, Soderbergh has directed approximately thirty movies, together with political provocations, electronic experiments, esoteric documentaries, worldwide blockbusters, and a sequence of strange style movies. This quantity considers its slippery topic from numerous views, examining Soderbergh as an expressive auteur of artwork cinema and style fare, as a politically-motivated guerrilla filmmaker, and as a Hollywood insider. Combining a detective's method of investigating the reality with a criminal's replacement worth process, Soderbergh's motion pictures take on social justice in a company global, embodying dozens of cinematic developments and varieties complicated some time past twenty-five years. His profession demonstrates the richness of up to date American cinema, and this examine supplies his complicated oeuvre the in-depth research it deserves.

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Download E-books The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue PDF

By Vida T. Johnson

"Johnson and Petrie have produced an admirable ebook. a person who desires to make feel of Tarkovsky’s films―a very tricky activity in any case―must learn it." ―The Russian Review

"This ebook is a version of contextual and textual analysis.... the Tarkovsky delusion is stripped of lots of its shibboleths and the thematic constitution and coherence of his paintings is printed in a clean and stimulating manner." ―Europe-Asia Studies

"[This book,] with its wealth of recent study and important perception, has set the normal and may definitely encourage different writers to maintain on attempting to jointly discover the prospective meanings of Tarkovsky’s movie world." ―Canadian magazine of movie Studies

"For Tarkovsky fanatics in addition to haters, this can be an important booklet. it will possibly make even the haters reconsider." ―Cineaste

This definitive examine, set within the context of Russian cultural heritage, throws new mild on one of many greatest―and such a lot misunderstood―filmmakers of the prior 3 a long time. The textual content is more advantageous through greater than 60 body enlargements from the films.

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Download E-books A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman PDF

During this twentieth-anniversary millennial variation, Kolker keeps and expands his inquiry into the cinematic illustration of tradition through updating and revising the chapters at the administrators mentioned within the first edition-- Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, and Steven Spielberg-- to incorporate their most vital works given that 1988, interpreting these movies that have made very important advances within the administrators' careers and that have given reason for rethinking the flicks that preceded them. incorporated is a profile of Arthur Penn's profession through a brand new comparative research of Oliver Stone, who mirrors Penn's perform of drawing his movies out of ancient and ideological currents. putting the flicks of Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, and Altman in an ideological point of view, Kolker either illuminates their courting to each other and to bigger currents in our tradition, and emphasizes the statements their movies make approximately American society and tradition. This variation features a new preface, a requiem for Stanley Kubrick, up-to-date filmography, and forty eight photos from numerous motion pictures mentioned in the course of the textual content.

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Download E-books Cinema and Fascism: Italian Film and Society, 1922-1943 PDF

This examine considers Italian filmmaking through the Fascist period and gives an unique and revealing method of the interwar years. Steven Ricci without delay confronts a long-standing limitation confronted by means of cultural historians: whereas made in the course of a interval of totalitarian govt, those motion pictures are neither propagandistic nor brazenly "Fascist." in its place, the Italian Fascist regime tried to construct ideological consensus by way of erasing markers of sophistication and neighborhood distinction and by means of circulating phrases for an imaginary nationwide identification. Cinema and Fascism investigates the complicated dating among the totalitarian regime and Italian cinema. It seems to be on the motion pictures themselves, the undefined, and the position of cinema in way of life, and provides new insights into this crucial yet missed interval in cinema history.

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Download E-books Understanding Manga and Anime PDF

By Robin E. Brenner

Teens like it. mom and dad hate it. Librarians are pressured via it; and buyers are hard it. Libraries have all started buying either manga and anime, really for his or her youngster collections. however the sheer variety of titles to be had will be overwhelming, let alone the range and quirky cultural conventions. with the intention to construct a set, it is very important comprehend the media and its cultural nuances. Many librarians were left adrift, suffering to appreciate this distinctive medium whereas attempting to meet purchaser calls for in addition to protests. This e-book provides the amateur historical past details essential to suppose convinced in deciding upon, operating with, and advocating for manga and anime collections; and it bargains more matured librarians a few clean insights and ideas for programming and collections.

Teens like it. mom and dad hate it. Librarians are pressured via it; and consumers are hard it. Libraries have all started deciding to buy either manga and anime, fairly for his or her youngster collections. however the sheer variety of titles on hand should be overwhelming, let alone the range and quirky cultural conventions. with the intention to construct a suite, you will need to comprehend the media and its cultural nuances. Many librarians were left adrift, suffering to appreciate this exact medium whereas attempting to meet client calls for in addition to protests. This publication provides the beginner heritage info essential to believe convinced in choosing, operating with, and advocating for manga and anime collections; and it bargains more matured librarians a few clean insights and ideas for programming and collections.

In 2003 the manga (Japanese comics) marketplace was once the quickest turning out to be quarter of popular culture, with 75-100% development to an envisioned industry measurement of $100 million retail. the expansion has persisted with a 40-50% revenues elevate in bookstores lately. kids in particular love this hugely visible, emotionally charged and action-packed media imported from Japan, and its sister media, anime (Japanese animation); and libraries have all started deciding to buy either. Chock jam-packed with checklists and sidebars highlighting key issues, this e-book contains: a quick historical past of anime and manga in Japan and within the West; a advisor to visible types and cues; a dialogue of universal topics and genres precise to manga and anime; their meant audiences; cultural alterations in layout and content material; multicultural developments that manga and anime readers include and characterize; and programming and occasion rules. additionally it is style breakdowns and annotated lists of instructed titles, with a spotlight at the top titles in print and available, rather these applicable to preteen and teenage readers. vintage and benchmark titles also are pointed out as acceptable. A thesaurus and a listing of commonly asked questions whole the volume.

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Download E-books Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Fare of the 1960s and 1970s PDF

By Scott Stine

From trashy horror motion pictures to grisly comedian artwork; from lurid motion picture magazines to late-night creature positive factors; from campy monster toys to exploitive poster artwork; Trashfiend takes a loving examine the entire of "disposable" horror tradition from the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. Scott Stine, writer of The Gorehound's courses to Splatter movies, is again with this booklet, which selections up the place his self-published Trashfiend journal left off. choked with movie experiences, minutiae, infrequent illustrations, exhaustive technical details, and written with a funny yet insightful aptitude that's bound to interact hardcore enthusiasts and curious browsers alike, Trashfiend takes a enjoyable albeit serious examine an often-overlooked genre.

Includes interviews with John Stanley, ex-horror host who additionally directed Nightmare in Blood and authored The Creature gains motion picture consultant; Richard Cardella, celebrity and co-writer of The Crater Lake Monster; Bruce Jones, comedian artist and author with fresh accolades for his paintings at the outstanding Hulk; and Cal Bolder, megastar of Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, between different lesser identified celebrities.

Articles comprise a close examine blaxploitation horror videos; Mars assaults buying and selling playing cards; Pat Boyette, prolific horror comedian artist whose paintings has graced classic Warren (Creepy) via to DC (The Witching Hour); Marvel's b&w horror comics line of the Nineteen Seventies; bizarre fiction digests (such as journal of Horror and net of Terror Stories); accumulating 8mm movie reels; Aurora plastic pastime kits; and lots more and plenty more.

Includes over 100 reproductions of infrequent advert artwork, in addition to classic books, toys and magazines from the period.

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Download E-books The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson PDF

By R. Bruce Elder

because the overdue Nineteen Fifties Stan Brakhage has been within the leading edge of self reliant filmmaking. His physique of labor ― a few seventy hours ― is likely one of the greatest of any filmmaker within the heritage of cinema, and the most various. the most commonly quoted experimental filmmaker in background, his movies typify the self sufficient cinema.

in the past, regardless of well-merited acclaim, there was no entire learn of Brakhage’s oeuvre. The movies of Stan Brakhage within the American Tradition fills this void. R. Bruce Elder delineates the cultured parallels among Brakhage’s motion pictures and a vast spectrum of yank artwork from the Nineteen Twenties during the Nineteen Sixties.

This publication is sure to stir the passions of these attracted to creative critique and interpretation in its broadest phrases.

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Download E-books New Documentary PDF

By Stella Bruzzi

Praise for New Documentary:

'It's fresh to discover a booklet that cuts in the course of the drained outdated debates that experience surrounded documentary movie and tv. It heralds a welcome new approach.'

Sight and Sound

'Documentary perform alterations so quick that books at the topic are frequently old-fashioned sooner than they're released. Bruzzi's fulfillment is to have understood the style as an task in accordance with functionality instead of statement. it is a clean standpoint which illuminates the elemental shifts that may proceed to happen within the style because it enters its moment century.'

John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, collage of London

New Documentary provides a latest examine documentary and clean and hard methods of theorising the non-fiction movie. As attractive because the unique, this moment version gains thorough updates to the present chapters, in addition to a new bankruptcy on modern cinema free up documentaries.

This new version includes:

  • Contemporary motion pictures corresponding to Capturing the Friedmans, Être et avoir, Farenheit 9/11, The Fog of War and Touching the Void in addition to extra canonical texts similar to Hoop Dreams and Shoah
  • Additional interviews with influential practitioners, comparable to director Michael Apted and manufacturer Stephen Lambert

  • A comprehensively revised dialogue of recent observational documentary, together with docusoaps, truth tv and formatted documentaries
  • The paintings of documentary filmmakers corresponding to Nicholas Barker, Errol Morris, Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen and Michael Moore and the paintings of Avant-Garde filmmakers corresponding to Chris Marker and Patrick Keiller
  • Gender identification, queer idea, functionality, race and spectatorship.

Bruzzi indicates how theories of documentary filmmaking will be utilized to modern texts and genres, and discusses the connection among contemporary, cutting edge examples of the style and the extra verified canon of documentary.

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Download E-books Traumatic Encounters in Italian Film: Locating the Cinematic Unconscious PDF

By Fabio Vighi

'Traumatic Encounters' addresses the query of the connection among psychoanalysis and picture in a completely unique method, bringing jointly Lacanian thought and Italian cinema as a way to resolve the private kernel of repressed wisdom round which movie narratives are developed. the first theoretical reference of the booklet is the genuine, the main under-represented of the 3 Lacanian different types (Symbolic, Imaginary and Real), which designates the irritating size of fact that can't be built-in within the order of language and conversation. Exploring the connection among movie and its subconscious underside, the writer argues that simply by means of finding the elusive “traces of the cinematic genuine” can a given movie narrative be reconstructed in its entirety. just like the Lacanian topic, movie right here looks as essentially cut up among a stressful size past signification (the Real), and understanding of its fragile symbolic status.

Always stylistically leading edge, thematically defiant and pushed by means of a powerful political time table, Italian cinema lends itself rather good to a severe research aimed toward radicalising the influence of psychoanalysis on movie. In doing precisely that, the publication intentionally avoids the traditional cultural and ancient methods to movie. as a substitute, it strikes freely among probably the most generally celebrated – in addition to lesser-known – Italian movies of the post-war interval, discussing the ways that they take on such issues as hope, myth, sexuality, violence and the legislations, to say yet a number of. the focus is at the paintings of these administrators who such a lot successfully interact with the divisive nature of the relocating photograph: Antonioni, Pasolini and Rossellini. moreover, the ebook offers considerable and insightful references to movies by way of Visconti, Bertolucci, Bellocchio, Moretti, Petri, Fellini, Ferreri, and plenty of more.

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Download E-books Shot/Countershot: Film Tradition and Women's Cinema (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

Do motion pictures made through ladies include a "counter-cinema" substantially assorted from the dominant culture? Feminist movie critics contend that ladies filmmakers do current from a particular imaginative and prescient, or "countershot," and Lucy Fischer argues persuasively for this view. In wealthy aspect this e-book relates the assumption of a counter-cinema to theories of intertextuality and locates it within the large context of modern feminist movie, literary, and paintings feedback. Fischer additionally employs an unique serious version of the discussion among women's cinema and picture culture within the very association of the e-book. each one bankruptcy discusses a topic or style (such because the musical, the "double," the parable of womanhood, and the determine of the actress), counterposing or extra works--from the feminist and from the dominant cinema. What emerges is an interesting photograph of a women's movie culture that not just addresses yet reworks and remakes the mainstream cinema.

Fischer effectively combines major traces of feminist feedback: the deconstructive critique of the dominant tradition from a feminist perspective and the examine of a feminist counterculture. reading movies from character and the woman from Shanghai to Girlfriends and Sisters, or the stability of Happiness, the e-book deals clean interpretations of person works and will, by the way, function an advent to the sector of feminist movie criticism.

Originally released in 1989.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand expertise to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton college Press. those paperback variations look after the unique texts of those very important books whereas offering them in sturdy paperback variants. The objective of the Princeton Legacy Library is to significantly elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly historical past present in the hundreds of thousands of books released through Princeton college Press for the reason that its founding in 1905.

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