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Engaging Cinema

Engaging Cinema
An Introduction to Film Studies

by Bill Nichols

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2010-01-28
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN : 0393934918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.

Engaging Film Criticism

Engaging Film Criticism
Film History and Contemporary American Cinema

by Walter Metz

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780820474038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Engaging Film Criticism examines recent American cinema in relationship to its «imaginative intertexts», films from earlier decades that engage similar political and cultural themes. This historical encounter provides an unexpected and exciting way of reading popular contemporary films. Eclectic pairings include the Schwarzenegger action film True Lies with the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, as well as the lampooned Will Smith comedy Wild, Wild West with Buster Keaton's silent feature The General. Using a theoretically and historically informed brand of criticism, Engaging Film Criticism suggests that today's Hollywood cinema is every bit as worthy of study as the classics.

Engaging Film

Engaging Film
Geographies of Mobility and Identity

by Tim Cresswell,Deborah Dixon

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9780742508859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Engaging Film is a creative, interdisciplinary volume that explores the engagements among film, space, and identity and features a section on the use of films in the classroom as a critical pedagogical tool. Focusing on anti-essentialist themes in films and film production, this book examines how social and spatial identities are produced (or dissolved) in films and how mobility is used to create different experiences of time and space. From popular movies such as "Pulp Fiction," "Bulworth," "Terminator 2," and "The Crying Game" to home movies and avant-garde films, the analyses and teaching methods in this collection will engage students and researchers in film and media studies, cultural geography, social theory, and cultural studies.

Rasa: Theatre and cinema

Rasa: Theatre and cinema
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of Russian Cinema

A History of Russian Cinema
A Book

by Birgit Beumers

  • Publisher : Berg Publishers
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Film emerged in pre-Revolutionary Russia to become the 'most important of all arts' for the new Bolshevik regime and its propaganda machine. This text is a complete history from the beginning of film onwards and presents an engaging narrative of both the industry and its key films in the context of Russia's social and political history.

Mourning the Nation

Mourning the Nation
Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition

by Bhaskar Sarkar

  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • Release : 2009-05-20
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780822344117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What remains of the “national” when the nation unravels at the birth of the independent state? The political truncation of India at the end of British colonial rule in 1947 led to a social cataclysm in which roughly one million people died and ten to twelve million were displaced. Combining film studies, trauma theory, and South Asian cultural history, Bhaskar Sarkar follows the shifting traces of this event in Indian cinema over the next six decades. He argues that Partition remains a wound in the collective psyche of South Asia and that its representation on screen enables forms of historical engagement that are largely opaque to standard historiography. Sarkar tracks the initial reticence to engage with the trauma of 1947 and the subsequent emergence of a strong Partition discourse, revealing both the silence and the eventual “return of the repressed” as strands of one complex process. Connecting the relative silence of the early decades after Partition to a project of postcolonial nation-building and to trauma’s disjunctive temporal structure, Sarkar develops an allegorical reading of the silence as a form of mourning. He relates the proliferation of explicit Partition narratives in films made since the mid-1980s to disillusionment with post-independence achievements, and he discusses how current cinematic memorializations of 1947 are influenced by economic liberalization and the rise of a Hindu-chauvinist nationalism. Traversing Hindi and Bengali commercial cinema, art cinema, and television, Sarkar provides a history of Indian cinema that interrogates the national (a central category organizing cinema studies) and participates in a wider process of mourning the modernist promises of the nation form.

A Taste for Indian Films

A Taste for Indian Films
Negotiating Cultural Boundaries in Post-Stalinist Soviet Society

by Sudha Rajagopalan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cinema Today

Cinema Today
A Book

by Edward Buscombe

  • Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
  • Release : 2003-10
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fully illustrated with over 700 images including film stills, posters and behind-the-scenes shots, this book also features in-depth case studies on a wide range of films. Cinema Today provides an unparalleled insight into the heart of the film industry.

PAJ

PAJ
A Journal of Performance and Art

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Literature/film Reader

The Literature/film Reader
Issues of Adaptation

by James Michael Welsh,Peter Lev

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From examinations of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now to Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, The Literature Film Reader: Issues of Adaptation covers a wide range of films adapted from other sources. The first section presents essays on the hows and whys of adaptation studies, and subsequent sections highlight films adapted from a variety of sources, including classic and popular literature, drama, biography, and memoir. The last section offers a new departure for adaptation studies, suggesting that films about history-often a separate category of film study-can be seen as adaptations of records of the past. The anthology concludes with speculations about the future of adaptation studies. Several essays provide detailed analyses of films, in some cases discussing more than one adaptation of a literary or dramatic source, such as The Manchurian Candidate, The Quiet American, and Romeo and Juliet. Other works examined include Moby Dick, The House of Mirth, Dracula, and Starship Troopers, demonstrating the breadth of material considered for this anthology. Although many of the essays appeared in Literature/Film Quarterly, more than half are original contributions. Chosen for their readability, these essays avoid theoretical jargon as much as possible. For this reason alone, this collection should be of interest to not only cinema scholars but to anyone interested in films and their source material. Ultimately, The Literature Film Reader: Issues of Adaptation provides an excellent overview of this critical aspect of film studies.

The Films of Makhmalbaf

The Films of Makhmalbaf
Cinema, Politics & Culture in Iran

by Eric Egan

  • Publisher : Mage Pub
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the close and volatile relationship between a highly popular art form, the production of culture and the politics of power in society. Through a critical analysis the book reveals the social and political context of Iran's national cinema under the Islamic Republic. It tracks the emergence of Iranian cinema since the Islamic Revolution, as Makhmalbaf, one of Iran's most influential filmmakers, and a committed artist whose work is provocative and never far from controversy, sought to engage the dramatic social and political upheavals that have taken place over the past twenty-four years. Makhmalbaf's films have always been reflexive meditations on the nature of cinema and art within a society, and Makhmalbaf's art, as part of that system provides a view of film as an extension of its political environment.

Halliwell's Film, Video and DVD Guide

Halliwell's Film, Video and DVD Guide
A Book

by Leslie Halliwell

  • Publisher : Harpercollins Pub Limited
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 1038
  • ISBN : 9780007190812
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than 23,000 entries provide plot summaries, a star rating, and information on casts, writers, directors, producers, awards, and alternate titles, with quotations from contemporary reviews.

Lino Brocka

Lino Brocka
The Artist and His Times

by Mario A. Hernando

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies

The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Indian Factories Journal

The Indian Factories Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Motion Picture Guide

The Motion Picture Guide
1999 Annual (The Films of 1998)

by Edmond Grant

  • Publisher : Cinebooks
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 9780933997431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Few other sources are comparable...Any library with the parent set will want to get this annual supplement."--Booklist. "The MPG Annual is such a help to the film fan, collector, or serious researcher."--Big Reel. The ultimate one-stop guide to the year in movies, The Motion Picture Guide Annual 1999 provides a richly detailed account of every domestic & foreign movie released theatrically in the United States in 1998, as well as many titles released "straight to video." Each entry includes title, star rating, country of origin, running time, production/releasing company, color or black & white, genre, MPAA rating, parental recommendation, cast, & credit listings. Extensively cross-referenced, this unparalleled volume enables readers to find films by star rating, genre, parental recommendation, or an individual's name. You'll also find Academy Award listings, obituaries of film industry figures who died during the year, & a Master List to help you locate films reviewed in earlier editions.

Film Review

Film Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Films and Filming

Films and Filming
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Film Guide

International Film Guide
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Film Festival

American Film Festival
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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