Category: Film Studies

  • Download E-books Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle, and Maïwenn PDF

    By Cybelle H. McFadden

    Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle, and Maïwenn is the 1st ebook to hyperlink those 5 filmmakers jointly via an research of the connection among filming one’s personal physique and the artistic physique. via engaged inventive practices, those lady filmmakers flip the digicam to their our bodies for you to exhibit the method of creative construction and to provide themselves as filmmakers and artists of their paintings from 1987–2009. by way of making noticeable their our bodies, they provide a much wider variety of illustration of ladies in French movie. via avant-garde shape, during which tangible corporeal parts are made snapshot, they rework representational content material and convey new cinematic our bodies with the ability to steer signifying practices in modern French tradition. by way of rendering obvious their inventive perform and praxis and their digital camera of their work—reflexive practices that still unite those filmmakers—these ladies additionally visually declare the function of filmmaker and artistic topic. therefore they determine their authority in a movie within which women’s participation and popularity in their achievements have traditionally been under that in their male counterparts.
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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 battle I to the current is tested during this booklet, with particular recognition to the old occasions of every period as they effect veterans, and the literature and flicks produced approximately veterans and via veterans. The goal is to focus on the reciprocal interactions one of the impacts of the conflict, the veterans, and the tradition. the typical alienation of the veterans of overseas wars is punctiliously explored. movies and literary works that includes conflict veterans of every period are tested intimately for his or her numerous perspectives of alienation. Homer's Odyssey, myths, fairy stories, glossy novels, memoirs, and brief tales are all mentioned with an emphasis on detailing what's universal and anticipated with returning veterans, and what's detailed for every postwar period.
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  • Download E-books Shot/Countershot: Film Tradition and Women's Cinema (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

    Do motion pictures made via girls include a "counter-cinema" substantially diverse 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 belief of a counter-cinema to theories of intertextuality and locates it within the vast context of modern feminist movie, literary, and artwork feedback. Fischer additionally employs an unique serious version of the discussion among women's cinema and picture culture within the very association of the publication. 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 photo 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 viewpoint and the examine of a feminist counterculture. analyzing movies from personality and the woman from Shanghai to Girlfriends and Sisters, or the stability of Happiness, the ebook bargains clean interpretations of person works and will, by the way, function an creation to the sector of feminist movie criticism.

    Originally released in 1989.

    The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand know-how to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton college Press. those paperback variations safeguard the unique texts of those very important books whereas featuring them in sturdy paperback variations. The aim of the Princeton Legacy Library is to tremendously elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly history present in the millions of books released via Princeton collage Press on account that its founding in 1905.

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  • Download E-books Dossier Chris Marker: The Suffering Image PDF

    By Gavin Keeney

    File Chris Marker: The discomfort photograph is a learn of a late-modern chiasmus, impersonal-personal service provider, because it involves expression within the works of French artist and filmmaker Chris Marker because the dynamic interaction of political and subjective supplier. As chiasmus, the complementary halves of this often-apocalyptic dynamis (a semi-catastrophic, temporal or ancient force-field) additionally - arguably - secretly conform to meet, during the murals, within the futural. in step with the classical determine of Concordia discors, those irreducible warring features of lifestyles event are, in reality, resolved in an atemporal and a historic second that inhabits the murals from its inception. This redemptive element in paintings is additionally the last word gesture of the art as masks or display for forces that dwell past the body of the picture or paintings, as its proverbial different, or in the body, as different to that different. A topological knot, or ontological challenge, it truly is this very clash that animates all of Marker's huge works - filmic and in a different way.
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  • Download E-books Poetics of Cinema PDF

    By David Bordwell

    Bringing jointly twenty-five years of labor on what he has known as the "historical poetics of cinema," David Bordwell offers a longer research of a key query for movie reviews: how are motion pictures made, particularly old contexts, on the way to in achieving definite results? For Bordwell, motion pictures are made issues, present inside of historical contexts, and target to create determinate effects. starting with this primary thesis, Bordwell works out an entire figuring out of the way movies channel and recast cultural affects for his or her cinematic reasons. With greater than movie stills, Poetics of Cinema is a must have for any scholar of cinema.

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  • Download E-books Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video PDF

    By Catherine Russell

    Experimental movie and ethnographic movie have lengthy been thought of separate, self sustaining practices at the margins of mainstream cinema. by way of exploring the interaction among the 2 kinds, Catherine Russell throws new gentle on either the avant-garde and visible anthropology.
    Russell presents certain analyses of greater than thirty-five motion pictures and movies from the Eighteen Nineties to the Nineties and discusses quite a lot of movie and videomakers, together with Georges Méliès, Maya Deren, Peter Kubelka, Ray Birdwhistell, Jean Rouch, Su Friedrich, invoice Viola, Kidlat Tahimik, Margaret Mead, Tracey Moffatt, and Chantal Akerman. Arguing that video permits us to work out movie differently—not as a vanishing tradition yet as our bodies inscripted in expertise, Russell maps the gradual fade from modernism to postmodern practices. Combining cultural critique with aesthetic research, she explores the dynamics of ancient interruption, restoration, and reevaluation. As disciplinary barriers dissolve, Russell contends, ethnography is a method of renewing the avant-gardism of “experimental” movie, of mobilizing its play with language and shape for ancient ends. “Ethnography” likewise turns into an expansive time period within which tradition is represented from many various and fragmented perspectives.
    Original in either its number of topic and its theoretical and methodological
    approaches, Experimental Ethnography will attract visible anthropologists, in addition to movie students drawn to experimental and documentary practices.

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  • Download E-books The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film, Enlarged Edition (Harvard Film Studies) PDF

    By Stanley Cavell

    Stanley Cavell appears to be like heavily at America's hottest paintings and our perceptions of it. His explorations of Hollywood's stars, administrators, and most renowned films--as good as his clean examine Goddard, Bergman, and different nice ecu directors--will be of lasting curiosity to movie-viewers and clever humans all over the place.
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  • Download E-books L'Âge d'or (BFI Film Classics) PDF

    By Paul Hammond

    Illustrated in a single of the nice collaborations of cinema heritage, L'age d'or united the geniuses of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali within the making of a uniquely savage combination of visible poetry and social feedback. one of many notable works of the Surrealist circulate, L'Age d'or used to be banned and vilified for a few years in lots of international locations, turning into justly mythical for its subversive eroticism and its livid dissection of "civilized" values. In a impressive, intuitive analyzing of L'Age d'or, Paul Hammond interweaves an in depth account of the intense situations of its creation with a stunning interpretation of its aesthetic and political nuances. instantly authoritative and polemical, this can be a learn solely in track with its topic, a becoming accompaniment to 1 of the most important landmarks of worldwide cinema.
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  • Download E-books Avatars Of Story (Electronic Mediations) PDF

    By Marie-Laure Ryan

    Since its inception, narratology has built essentially as an research of literary narrative fiction. Linguists, folklorists, psychologists, and sociologists have extended the inquiry towards oral storytelling, yet narratology is still basically taken with language-supported tales. In Avatars of tale, Marie-Laure Ryan strikes past literary works to check different media, particularly digital narrative forms.  by way of grappling with semiotic media except language and expertise except print, she finds how tale, a kind of which means that transcends cultures and media,  achieves  range by means of providing itself below a number of avatars.


    Ryan starts via contemplating, between different texts, a 1989 Cubs-Giants baseball broadcast, the truth tv convey Survivor, and the movie The Truman Show. In these types of texts, she sees a story that organizes which means with no advantage of hindsight, looking forward to the real-time measurement of computing device video games. She then expands her inquiry to new media. In a dialogue masking text-based interactive fiction comparable to Spider and internet and Galatea, hypertexts resembling Califia and Patchwork Girl, multimedia works reminiscent of Juvenate, Web-based brief narratives, and Façade, a multimedia, AI-supported undertaking in interactive drama, she makes a speciality of how narrative which means is laid low with the authoring software program, reminiscent of the Infocom parser, the Storyspace hypertext-producing approach, and the courses Flash and Director. She additionally examines arguments which were cited opposed to contemplating desktop video games corresponding to The Sims and EverQuest as a kind of narrative, and responds through outlining an method of computing device video games that reconciles their inventive  and strategic size. In doing so, Ryan distinguishes a large spectrum of narrative modes, corresponding to utilitarian, illustrative, indeterminate, metaphorical, participatory, emergent, and simulative.


    Ultimately, Ryan stresses the trouble of reconciling narrativity with interactivity and anticipates the time whilst media will offer new how you can adventure stories. 


    Marie-Laure Ryan is an self sustaining pupil and the writer of, so much lately, Narrative as digital truth: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and digital Media.

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