Category: Film Studies

  • Download E-books Life through the Lens: Cyborg Subjectivity in Cinema PDF

    By Patricia Jean Fancher

    This research makes use of the nature of the cyborg, because it is invoked in technological know-how Fiction
    film, to appreciate representations ofidentity, concentrating on gender, from a
    perspective that's embedded in either social and fabric contexts. The cyborg
    deconstructs the dichotomies that outline the Humanist topic, reminiscent of topic and
    object, genuine and fable, expertise and tradition. despite the fact that, as society transitions from
    a Modernist, to Postmodern and past, cyborg fantasies mirror variations in
    ideology and values. those social alterations should be tracked at the our bodies of cyborg
    In this examine, i exploit the cyborg, a determine of wealthy cultural value, as a
    heuristic to investigate representations of gender from a viewpoint that bills for
    cultural and fabric contexts. students focusing on feminism, anthropology and
    cultural experiences proceed to theorize how the wealthy cultural importance of the
    deconstruct(ed)(ing) cyborg physique. This study contributes to this on going
    discussion by means of targeting the cyborg’s value in movie discourse and feminist
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  • Download E-books The Art of Motion Picture Editing: An Essential Guide to Methods, Principles, Processes, and Terminology PDF

    Learn the best way to use photographs and sound to inform a movie tale. This advisor unearths how modifying impacts a movement picture’s speed, rhythm, constitution, and tale, and spells out precisely what an editor does. The instruments, equipment, and approaches of motion picture enhancing in any medium are printed in order that readers operating with movie, video, or electronic apparatus can observe the foundations to all their paintings, from studio theatrical releases to brief works for the Internet.

    Chapters disguise the entire language of enhancing, from composite photographs and flash cuts to dissolves, opposite angles, and extra, a good as quite a few faculties of modifying notion, together with Russian montage, cinema verite, avant-garde cinema, Italian neorealism, and Hollywood continuity. this entire source blends the sensible and philosophical features of movie enhancing and contains special good points like a shot-by-shot research of landmark motion pictures, an in depth thesaurus of similar phrases, profiles of ten nice editors, and an inventory of 1 hundred crucial motion pictures that show top-notch modifying work.
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  • Download E-books Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney Era PDF

    Cinema Wars explores the intersection of movie, politics, and US tradition and society via a daring serious research of the flicks, television indicates, 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 quite a number scorching issues, from terrorism and environmental main issue 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 decide on Barack Obama
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  • Download E-books Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies PDF

    By Dominique Mainon

    From the femme fatale of the early cinema to her post-feminist rebirth, this lavishly illustrated ebook and entire consultant strains the historical past of those dangerously appealing, manipulative, and determined deadly women. Femme Fatale surveys the heritage of the femme fatale in international cinema, with greater than three hundred images attesting to the ability of those mysterious ladies. The booklet starts with the silent interval and its vamps, like Theda Bara, Pola Negri, Clara Bow, and Bebe Daniels, then strikes directly to the Pre-Code sound interval of yankee motion pictures, which, displaying liberated attitudes towards intercourse and ladies, featured actresses like Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, and Greta Garbo. the tale keeps with the noir Nineteen Forties, while the femme fatale grew to become really deadly - together with actresses like Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Barbara Stanwyck. within the repressive Nineteen Fifties, the overseas femme fatale took the fore - Brigitte Bardot, Maria Felix, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg, and so on. eventually, the authors flip to the progressive post-feminist sleek interval, with an array of deadly women from around the world, like Pam Grier, Salma Hayek, Gong Li, Angelina Jolie, and Sharon Stone.
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  • Download E-books We Don't Need Roads. The Making Of The Back To The Future PDF

    By Caseen Gaines

    A behind-the-scenes examine the making of the wildly winning and liked again to the longer term trilogy, simply in time for the thirtieth anniversary

    Long earlier than Marty McFly and document Brown traveled via time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis, and his pal and writing accomplice Bob Gale, labored tirelessly to wreck into the with a success. in the course of their trip to gain their dream, they encountered remarkable demanding situations and often took the tough manner out.

    For the 1st time ever, the tale of ways those younger filmmakers struck lightning is being advised by way of those that witnessed it. We Don’t want Roads contains unique interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over fifty others who contributed to 1 of the preferred and ecocnomic movie trilogies of all time.

    With a spotlight not just at the video clips, but additionally the lasting influence of the franchise and its fandom, We Don’t want Roads is the final word learn for an individual who has ever desired to trip a Hoverboard, cling from the pinnacle of a clock tower, shuttle during the space-time continuum, or discover what rather occurred to Eric Stoltz after the 1st six weeks of filming. So, why don’t you are making like a tree and get outta right here – and begin reading! We Don’t desire Roads is your density.
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  • Download E-books The Animator's Eye: Adding Life to Animation with Timing, Layout, Design, Color and Sound PDF

    By Francis Glebas

    Enhance your lively beneficial properties and shorts with this polished consultant to channeling your imaginative and prescient and mind's eye from a former Disney animator and director. the right way to turn into a powerful visible storyteller via greater use of colour, quantity, form, shadow, and light-weight - in addition to notice easy methods to faucet into your mind's eye and refine your personal own imaginative and prescient. Francis Glebas, the director of Piglet's special day, publications you thru the animation layout method in a fashion that merely years of workmanship gives you. notice find out how to create distinctive worlds and compelling characters in addition to the variation among real-world and caricature physics as Francis breaks down lively scenes to teach you ways and why to format your animation.

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  • Download E-books Metropolis (BFI Film Classics) PDF

    By Thomas Elsaesser

    Metropolis is a huge paintings. On its unlock in 1925, after 16 months' filming, it used to be Germany's most costly function movie, a canvas for director Fritz Lang's more and more extravagant goals. Lang, encouraged via the skyline of latest York, created an entire new imaginative and prescient of towns. one of many maximum works of technological know-how fiction, the movie additionally tells human tales approximately love and kinfolk. Thomas Elsaesser explores the cultural phenomenon of city: its assorted types (there is not any definitive one), its altering meanings, and its function as a database of twentieth-century imagery and ideologies.

    In his foreword to this particular variation, released to rejoice the twentieth anniversary of the BFI movie Classics sequence, Elsaesser discusses the effect of the 27 mins of 'lost' photos came upon in Buenos Aires in 2008, and integrated in a restored variation, which premiered in 2010.
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  • Download E-books The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir PDF

    By Megan E. Abbott

    This publication considers a recurrent determine in American literature: the solitary white guy relocating via city house. The descendent of 19th-century frontier and western heroes, the determine reemerges in 1930s-’50s the USA because the “tough guy.” The road was once Mine appears to the cruel man within the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler (The massive Sleep) and James M. Cain (Double Indemnity) and their renowned film noir diversifications. concentrating on the way in which he negotiates racial and gender “otherness,” this research argues that the harsh man embodies the promise of an impervious white masculinity amidst the turmoil of the melancholy during the beginnings of the chilly conflict. The publication concludes with an research of Chester Himes, whose Harlem crime novels (For Love of Imabelle) unharness a ferocious revisionary critique of the cruel man tradition.
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  • Download E-books Rififi: French Film Guide (Cine-Files: the French Film Guides) PDF

    By Alastair Phillips

    Du rififi chez les hommes (1955), directed by means of the exiled American movie director Jules Dassin, recounts the nail-biting story of a Parisian gangster heist long past unsuitable. Famed for its prolonged discussion unfastened theft series, it's either a vintage French movie noir and one of many maximum, such a lot influential crime motion pictures. during this vigorous significant other to the movie, Alastair Phillips finds Dassin’s function as a director of socially wide awake Hollywood movie noir and argues that his seminal contribution to the regeneration of the mystery in submit warfare France consequently uniquely complex relatives among French style cinema and American mass culture.

    Phillips additionally examines the film's cutting edge narrative development and use of sound, its functionality type and mise-en-scène, and discusses the film's legacy, displaying how even this day, the time period ""Rififi"" is still a byword for either felony glamor and the iconic virtues of French well known classical filmmaking.

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