Category: Film Studies

  • Download E-books Fantasy Film: A Critical Introduction (Film Genres) PDF

    By James Walters

    Fantasy Film proposes an cutting edge method of the examine of this most well-liked cinematic style. attractive with the variety of tones, kinds and types that fable can soak up the cinema, the e-book examines the price and value of myth throughout quite a lot of key motion pictures. the purpose is to increase serious knowing past the narrowly restricted barriers of what's noticeable as "fantasy." Fantasy Film makes use of key strategies in movie stories -- equivalent to authorship, illustration, heritage, style, coherence and standpoint -- to interrogate the delusion style and identify its parameters. quite a lot of motion pictures are held as much as shut scrutiny to demonstrate the dialogue. relocating from Fritz Lang's darkish thrillers to Vincente Minnelli's brilliant musicals, from George Méliès' 1904 Voyage B travers l'impossible to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the inventive dexterity and pleasure of movie myth is evoked and explored. The publication can be priceless to scholars or fanatics of the fable genre.

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  • Download E-books Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s: Blackness and Genre (Studies in African American History and Culture) PDF

    By Novotny Lawrence

    During the early years of the movie undefined, black performers have been frequently depicted as shuckin’ and jivin’ caricatures. in particular, black men have been portrayed as toms, coons and greenbacks, whereas the mammy and tragic mulatto archetypes circumscribed black femininity. This misrepresentation started to switch within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties while performers comparable to Dorothy Dandridge and Sidney Poitier have been solid in additional optimistic roles. those performers cleared the path for the black exploitation or blaxploitation stream, which all started in 1970 and flourished till 1975. The circulation is characterised by way of movies that function a black hero or heroine, black assisting characters, a predominately black city environment, a reveal of black sexuality, over the top violence, and a modern rhythm and blues soundtrack. Blaxploitation movies have been made throughout various genres, however the questionable parts of a few of the photographs prompted them to be often called "blaxploitation" motion pictures with very little regard given to their regular categorization. This e-book examines how Cotton involves Harlem (1970), Blacula (1972), The Mack (1973), and Cleopatra Jones (1973) should be categorised in the detective, horror, gangster, and cop motion genres, respectively, and illustrates the way within which the inclusion of "blackness" represents an important revision to the aforementioned genres.

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  • Download E-books The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe PDF

    Explosive photos of intercourse and violence in movies by way of administrators comparable to Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noé, Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier have attracted media awareness for the ways that they search to surprise and impress the spectator into strong affective and visceral responses. this primary selection of essays dedicated to the recent extremism in modern ecu cinema seriously interrogates this hugely contentious physique of labor and demonstrates that those motion pictures and the controversies they engender are necessary to the serious job of rethinking the phrases of spectatorship. via serious discussions of key motion pictures and administrators, this ebook sheds new gentle on state of the art debates in movie reports relating to sexuality, violence and spectatorship, have an effect on and ethics, and the political dimensions of maximum cinema.Including vital new paintings from across the world popular students Martin Barker and Martine Beugnet, in addition to combining quite a number techniques to severe cinema throughout viewers study and
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  • Download E-books Only Entertainment PDF

    By Richard Dyer

    Only Entertainment explores leisure as entertainment, asking how and no matter if an emphasis at the primacy of delight units it except other kinds of art.
    Dyer specializes in the genres so much linked to leisure, from musicals to motion video clips, disco to porn. He examines the character of leisure in videos equivalent to The Sound of Music and Speed, and argues that leisure is a part of a 'common feel' that's constantly traditionally and culturally constructed.
    This new version of Only Entertainment contains a revised advent and 5 new chapters on subject matters from serial killer video clips to Elizabeth Taylor. within the ultimate bankruptcy Dyer asks even if leisure as we all know it really is at the wane.
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  • Download E-books A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman PDF

    During this twentieth-anniversary millennial version, Kolker maintains and expands his inquiry into the cinematic illustration of tradition by way of 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 crucial works seeing that 1988, interpreting these motion pictures 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 occupation via a brand new comparative research of Oliver Stone, who mirrors Penn's perform of drawing his movies out of old and ideological currents. putting the flicks of Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, and Altman in an ideological standpoint, Kolker either illuminates their dating to each other and to bigger currents in our tradition, and emphasizes the statements their motion pictures make approximately American society and tradition. This version incorporates a new preface, a requiem for Stanley Kubrick, up to date filmography, and forty eight photos from a number of motion pictures mentioned in the course of the textual content.
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  • Download E-books The Films of Joseph Losey (Cambridge Film Classics) PDF

    By James Palmer

    The movies of Joseph Losey examines the profession of the expatriate director via an in depth research of 5 of his most vital and hard motion pictures. while his leftist politics made him a goal of the home Committee on Unamerican actions in 1951, the blacklisted Losey left the US and endured his movie profession in England. involved quite often with the use and abuse of energy inherent in intimate relationships, Losey additionally tested those matters as manifested in associations and social sessions. His most interesting movies assault the injustices and hypocrisy rooted within the privileges of the English type procedure and often depict the ethical failure of characters who betray their top instincts. the flicks of Joseph Losey additionally examines Losey's shut operating relationships with playwright/screenwriter Harold Pinter and actor Dirk Bogarde, his experimental type of storytelling, the mental complexity of characters performing as narrator in their personal tales, and the tricky dealing with of time within the constitution of his motion pictures. shut experiences of King and state, The Servant, twist of fate, The Go-Between, and The Romantic Englishwoman make sure Losey's stature as a director of strong and compelling motion pictures of either ethical significance and nice formal complexity.
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  • Download E-books The Routledge Companion to Film History (Routledge Companions) PDF

    By William Guynn

    The Routledge spouse to movie History is an quintessential consultant for a person learning movie historical past for the 1st time. The technique taken provides a considerable and readable evaluate of the sector and gives scholars with a device of reference that would be useful all through their studies.

    The quantity is split into elements. the 1st is a collection of 11 essays that techniques movie heritage round the following themes:

    • History of the relocating image
    • Film as paintings and well known culture
    • Production process
    • Evolution of sound
    • Alternative modes: experimental, documentary, animation
    • Cultural difference
    • Film’s courting to history

    The moment is a severe dictionary that explains ideas, summarizes debates in movie stories, defines technical phrases, describes significant sessions and routine, and discusses old events and the movie undefined. the quantity as an entire is designed as an energetic procedure of cross-references: readers of the essays are noted dictionary entries (and vice versa) and either supply brief bibliographies that inspire readers to enquire subject matters.

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  • Download E-books Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film PDF

    Outlaw Masters of eastern Film bargains a rare close-up of the hitherto neglected golden age of jap cult, motion and exploitation cinema from the early Nineteen Fifties via to the past due Nineteen Seventies, and as much as the current day. Having specific entry to the pinnacle maverick filmmakers and eastern style movie icons, Chris D. brings jointly interviews with, and unique writings on, the lives and flicks of such transgressive administrators as Kinji Fukasaku (Battles with out Honour and Humanity), Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill) and Koji Wakamatsu (Ecstasy of the Angels) in addition to performers like Shinichi 'Sonny' Chiba (The Streetfighter, Kill invoice Vol. 1) and glamorous actress Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood). Bringing the tale modern with an outline of such eastern ""enfants terrible"" as Takashi Miike (Audition) and Kiyoshi Kurasawa (Cure), the publication additionally presents a compendium of evidence and extras together with filmographies, comparable bibliographies on style fiction together with Manga, and a bit on lady yakuzas. Illustrated with terrific stills and posters from a few of Japan's most interesting cult and motion movies, it is a veritable bible for fanatics and beginners alike.
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  • Download E-books A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film PDF

    By Joseph Luzzi

    A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian movie reviews into discussion with fields open air its ordinary purview by means of exhibiting how movies can give a contribution to our realizing of aesthetic questions that reach again to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation among movie and literature, particularly the cinematic edition of literary resources and, extra quite often, the fields of rhetoric, media reports, and glossy Italian culture.

    The ebook balances theoretical inquiry with shut readings of movies via 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 tackle 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 traits of film―its hyperlink with technological strategies, ability for mass distribution, man made 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 historical past. In different phrases, what makes this model of the paintings movie recognizably "Italian"?

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