Category: Film Studies

  • Download E-books Making Friday the 13th: The Legend of Camp Blood PDF

    By David Grove

    The definitive heritage of the world's preferred horror movie franchise! clean gentle on a cinematic phenomenon that is nonetheless going robust 1 / 4 of a century after its debut, this an exhaustive detailing of all 11 Friday the thirteenth movies, together with * specific construction histories of every movie * infrequent anecdotes * rankings of formerly unseen photographs from deepest collections * thousands of infrequent interviews that includes, between others, Kevin Bacon, Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, Robert Englund, Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer and Tom Savini * iconography, together with Jason, the hockey masks, and a physique count number within the enormous quantities
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  • Download E-books Noir Anxiety PDF

    By Kelly Oliver, Benigno Trigo

    One of the components that outline the vintage movie noir -- chiaroscuro lighting fixtures, voice-over narration, and such archetypal characters because the world-weary deepest eye and the femme fatale -- might be no aspect is extra answerable for the genre's endured acceptance between motion picture buffs, filmmakers, and critics than the palpable experience of tension that emanates from the monitor. as the style emerged within the shadow of the second one global struggle, this profound mental and philosophical unease is mostly ascribed both to postwar fears concerning the atomic bomb or to the reactions of returning squaddies to a brand new social panorama. In Noir anxiousness, even if, Kelly Oliver and Benigno Trigo interpret what has been known as the "free-floating anxiousness" of movie noir as concrete apprehensions approximately race and sexuality.

    Applying feminist and postcolonial psychoanalytic idea to standard noir motion pictures (Murder, My candy; the girl from Shanghai; Vertigo; and contact of Evil) and the "neo-noirs" of the Nineteen Seventies, Eighties, and Nineteen Nineties (Chinatown, satan in a Blue costume, and Bound), the authors discover a wealthy array of subconscious concerns and wishes approximately ambiguous sexual, racial, and nationwide identities, usually displaced onto those motion pictures' narrative and stylistic elements. specifically, Oliver and Trigo concentrate on the looming absence of the mum determine in the style and fears approximately maternal sexuality and miscegenation. Drawing at the paintings of Freud and Julia Kristeva, Noir anxiousness locates movie noir's studied ambivalence towards those serious subject matters in the genre's social, historic, and cinematic context.

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  • Download E-books Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945 (Alterimage) PDF

    This moment identify within the AlterImage sequence that investigates formerly under-explored components of well known and cult cinema (Underground U.S.A. being the 1st quantity) good points over 20 essays from an eclectic diversity of writers uncovering the cult cinema of Europe. The writers think about such strange and numerous themes as Russian horror cinema, British exploitation, Belgian substitute cinema and Black 'Emmanuelle' motion pictures. Alternative Europe additionally contains unique interviews with such 'trash' movie administrators as Jess Fano and Brian Yuzna (Reanimator, etc.).

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  • Download E-books Directory of World Cinema: Scotland PDF

    Scotland, its humans, and its historical past have lengthy been a resource of substantial fascination and idea for filmmakers, movie students, and picture audiences around the globe. an important variety of seriously acclaimed motion pictures made within the final twenty-five years have ignited passionate conversations and debates approximately Scottish nationwide cinema. Its ancient, commercial, and cultural complexities and contradictions have made all of it the extra a spotlight of recognition and curiosity for either well known audiences and scholarly critics.
    Directory of worldwide Cinema: Scotland provides an creation to a lot of Scottish cinema’s most crucial and influential topics and matters, motion pictures, and filmmakers, whereas including to the continuing dialogue pertaining to how you can make feel of Scotland’s cinematic traditions and contributions.  Chapters on filmmakers variety from Murray Grigor to Ken Loach, and Gaelic filmmaking, radical and engaged cinema, construction, finance, and documentary are only the various themes explored.  movie experiences diversity from renowned field place of work hits resembling Braveheart, and Trainspotting to lesser recognized yet both attractive self sustaining and reduce price range productions, akin to Shell and Orphans. This booklet is either a stimulating and obtainable source for quite a lot of readers attracted to Scottish film.
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  • Download E-books Film Art: An Introduction PDF

    By David Bordwell

    Movie is an artwork shape with a language and a classy all its personal. given that 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and most generally revered creation to the research of cinema. Taking a skills-centered strategy supported through examples from many sessions and nations, the authors support scholars advance a middle set of analytical abilities that may increase their knowing of any movie, in any style. In-depth examples deepen scholars' appreciation for the way inventive offerings via filmmakers have an effect on what audience adventure and the way they reply.
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  • Download E-books Nightmare Japan: Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema. (Contemporary Cinema) PDF

    By Jay McRoy

    During the last twenty years, eastern filmmakers have produced one of the most very important and cutting edge works of cinematic horror. instantaneously visually arresting, philosophically advanced, and politically charged, motion pictures by means of administrators like Tsukamoto Shinya (Tetsuo: The Iron Man [1988] and Tetsuo II: physique Hammer [1992]), Sato Hisayasu (Muscle [1988] and Naked Blood [1995]) Kurosawa Kiyoshi (Cure [1997], Séance [2000], and Kaïro [2001]), Nakata Hideo (Ringu [1998], Ringu II [1999], and Dark Water [2002]), and Miike Takashi (Audition [1999] and Ichi the Killer [2001]) constantly revisit and redefine the horror style in either its eastern and international contexts. within the approach, those and different administrators of latest eastern horror movie always give a contribution fascinating and significant new visions, from postmodern reworkings of conventional avenging spirit narratives to groundbreaking works of cinematic terror that place depictions of radical or 'monstrous' alterity/hybridity as metaphors for higher socio-political matters, together with transferring gender roles, reconsiderations of the significance of the nuclear family as a social establishment, and reconceptualisations of the very proposal of cultural and nationwide limitations.
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  • Download E-books Forrest J. Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland History PDF

    By Forrest J. Ackerman

    If you happen to enjoyed recognized Monsters of Filmland journal as a tender child boomer, this nostalgic glance again through the child-at-heart editor, Forrest J Ackerman, will deliver again hot stories. Its like sitting with Forry as he is going during the first 50 matters ("the nifty fifty") and reminisces concerning the contents of every one. alongside the way in which he tells a laugh (and occasionally unhappy) anecdotes concerning the production of the journal in his trademark stream-of-consciousness sort, sprinkled flippantly with the oddball puns you used to like again within the '60s. Very informative, with a pleasant picture of every hide, and the complete tale of ways the journal was once based through writer James Warren and editor FJA.
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  • Download E-books Harun Farocki: Working on the Sight-Lines (Film Culture in Transition) PDF

    Filmmaker, movie essayist, set up artist, author: the Berlin artist Harun Farocki has committed his existence to the ability of pictures. Over the thirty-plus years of his profession, Farocki has explored no longer the photographs of existence yet really the lifetime of photos that surrounds us in newspapers, cinema, books, tv, and ads. Harun Farocki examines, from assorted serious views, his gigantic oeuvre, along with 3 function movies, serious media items, children’s tv beneficial properties, “learning films” within the culture of Brecht, and install items. Interviews, a variety of Farocki’s personal writings, and an annotated filmography entire a worthy biography of this pioneering artist and his mythical profession.
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  • Download E-books A Companion to Jean Renoir PDF

    François Truffaut referred to as him, easily, ‘the best’. Jean Renoir is a towering determine in international cinema and completely justifies this enormous survey that incorporates contributions from top foreign movie students and comprehensively analyzes Renoir’s lifestyles and profession from various serious perspectives.

    • New and unique learn by means of the world’s major English and French language Renoir students explores stylistic, cultural and ideological features of Renoir’s movies in addition to key biographical periods
    • Thematic constitution admits more than a few serious methodologies, from textual research to archival examine, cultural stories, gender-based and philosophical approaches
    • Features unique research of Renoir’s crucial works
    • Provides a world standpoint in this key auteur’s enduring importance in international movie history
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  • Download E-books Historical Dictionary of American Cinema (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) PDF

    The most robust forces in global tradition, American cinema has a protracted and complicated heritage that stretches via greater than a century. This historical past not just features a legacy of 1000's of vital motion pictures but additionally the evolution of the movie itself, that's in lots of methods a microcosm of the historical past of yankee society as a complete.

    The Historical Dictionary of yank Cinema offers vast assurance of the folks, motion pictures, businesses, concepts, issues, and genres that experience made American cinema any such important a part of international cinema. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This ebook is a superb entry aspect for college students, researchers, and a person eager to recognize extra concerning the heritage of yankee Cinema.
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