Category: Film Studies

Identities in Motion: Asian American Film and Video

By Peter X Feng

This cutting edge ebook exhibits how Asian American filmmakers and videomakers body and are framed via history—how they outline and are outlined by way of cinematic projections of Asian American id. Combining shut readings of flicks and movies, subtle cultural analyses, and designated creation histories that show the advanced forces at play within the making and allotting of those videos, Identities in Motion bargains an illuminating interpretative framework for assessing the extreme diversity of Asian American movies produced in North America.
Peter X Feng considers a variety of works—from genres comparable to detective motion pictures to romantic comedies to ethnographic motion pictures, documentaries, avant-garde movies, newsreels, travelogues, or even domestic video clips. Feng starts off through analyzing videos approximately 3 the most important moments that outlined the yankee kingdom and the jobs of Asian americans inside it: the arriving of chinese language and jap girls within the American West and Hawai’i; the incorporation of the Philippines into the U.S. empire; and the internment of eastern american citizens in the course of international struggle II. In next chapters Feng discusses cinematic depictions of ideological conflicts between Asian americans and of the complicated forces that compel migration, extending his nuanced research of the intersections of sexuality, ethnicity, and nationalist events.
Identities in Motion illuminates the fluidity of Asian American identities, expressing the variety and complexity of Asian Americans—including Filipinos, Indonesians, chinese language, eastern, Vietnamese, Laotians, Indians, and Koreans—from the 19th to the twenty-first century.

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A Companion to Michael Haneke

A better half to Michael Haneke is a definitive choice of newly-commissioned paintings that covers Haneke's physique of labor in its entirety, catering to scholars and students of Haneke at a time whilst curiosity within the director and his paintings is hovering.

  • Introduces some of the most very important administrators to have emerged at the worldwide cinema scene long ago fifteen years
  • Includes unique interviews with Michael Haneke, together with an interview dialogue of The White Ribbon
  • Considers issues, themes, and topics that experience shaped the nucleus of the director's life's paintings: the destiny of eu cinema, Haneke in Hollywood, pornography, alienation, citizenship, colonialism, and the gaze of surveillance
  • Features serious examinations of La Pianiste, Time of the Wolf, 3 Paths to the Lake and Caché, among others

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Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary

By Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

In the past, there hasn't been one single-volume authoritative reference paintings at the heritage of ladies in movie, highlighting approximately each lady filmmaker from the sunrise of cinema together with Alice man (France, 1896), Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Penny Marshall (U.S.), and Sally Potter (U.K.). each attempt has been made to incorporate all types of girl filmmaker: advertisement and mainstream, avant-garde, and minority, and to offer an entire cross-section of the paintings of those notable ladies. students and scholars of movie, pop culture, Women's experiences, and foreign stories, in addition to movie buffs will study a lot from this work.

The Dictionary covers the careers of approximately 2 hundred ladies filmmakers, giving important statistics the place to be had, listings of movies directed through those girls, and chosen bibliographies for extra interpreting. it is a one-volume, one-stop source, a accomplished, up to date consultant that's totally crucial for any path providing an outline or survey of women's cinema. It bargains not just all to be had data, yet severe reviews of the filmmakers' paintings in addition. in an effort to maintain the size achievable, this quantity makes a speciality of ladies who direct fictional narrative motion pictures, with occasional forays into the world of the documentary and is proscribed to movie construction instead of video creation.

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A Companion to Jean Renoir

François Truffaut known as him, easily, ‘the best’. Jean Renoir is a towering determine in global cinema and entirely justifies this huge survey that comes with contributions from major overseas movie students and comprehensively analyzes Renoir’s lifestyles and occupation from quite a few severe perspectives.

  • New and unique learn through the world’s major English and French language Renoir students explores stylistic, cultural and ideological features of Renoir’s motion pictures in addition to key biographical periods
  • Thematic constitution admits various serious methodologies, from textual research to archival learn, cultural experiences, gender-based and philosophical approaches
  • Features distinctive research of Renoir’s crucial works
  • Provides a global viewpoint in this key auteur’s enduring value in global movie history

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Concepts in Film Theory (Galaxy Books)

A notable continuation of Dudley Andrew's vintage, The significant movie Theories, this paintings makes a speciality of the main techniques in movie examine: notion, illustration, signification, narrative constitution, model, overview, identity, figuration, and interpretation. starting with a lucid introductory bankruptcy at the present nation of movie idea, Andrew is going directly to construct an total view of movie, featuring his personal rules on each one thought, and giving a feeling of the interdependence of those thoughts. by way of supplying vigorous factors of theories that contain perceptual psychology and structuralism, semiotics and psychoanalysis, hermeneutics and style examine, Andrew deals specified observations on those frequently vague issues, permitting readers to obtain the historical past they should enhance their figuring out of film--and of art.

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Cinema After Deleuze (Deleuze Encounters)

By Richard Rushton

CinemaAfter Deleuzeoffers a transparent and lucid creation to Deleuze's writings on cinema whichwill charm either to undergraduates and experts in movie reviews andphilosophy. The e-book presents factors of the various different types andclassifications present in Deleuze's landmark books on cinema and offersassessments of various motion pictures, together with works by means of John Ford, SergeiEisenstein, Alfred Hitchcock, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais and others.Contemporary administrators resembling Steven Spielberg, Lars von Trier, MartinScorsese and Wong Kar-wai also are tested within the mild of Deleuze's theories,thus bringing Deleuze's writings on cinema correct brand new.

Cinema After Deleuze demonstrates why Deleuze is rightly consideredtoday to be one of many nice philosophers of cinema. The e-book is essentialreading for college students in philosophy and movie stories alike.

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Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Fare of the 1960s and 1970s

By Scott Stine

From trashy horror movies to grisly comedian artwork; from lurid motion picture magazines to late-night creature positive aspects; from campy monster toys to exploitive poster paintings; Trashfiend takes a loving examine the entire of "disposable" horror tradition from the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies. Scott Stine, writer of The Gorehound's courses to Splatter motion pictures, is again with this e-book, which selections up the place his self-published Trashfiend journal left off. full of movie studies, minutiae, infrequent illustrations, exhaustive technical details, and written with a funny yet insightful aptitude that's bound to interact hardcore fanatics and curious browsers alike, Trashfiend takes a enjoyable albeit severe examine an often-overlooked genre.

Includes interviews with John Stanley, ex-horror host who additionally directed Nightmare in Blood and authored The Creature beneficial properties motion picture consultant; Richard Cardella, celebrity and co-writer of The Crater Lake Monster; Bruce Jones, comedian artist and author with fresh accolades for his paintings at the superb Hulk; and Cal Bolder, megastar of Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, between different lesser identified celebrities.

Articles contain a close examine blaxploitation horror video clips; Mars assaults buying and selling playing cards; Pat Boyette, prolific horror comedian artist whose paintings has graced classic Warren (Creepy) via to DC (The Witching Hour); Marvel's b&w horror comics line of the Nineteen Seventies; bizarre fiction digests (such as journal of Horror and internet of Terror Stories); amassing 8mm movie reels; Aurora plastic pastime kits; and masses more.

Includes over 100 reproductions of infrequent advert artwork, in addition to classic books, toys and magazines from the period.

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The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema (Oxford Handbooks)

The truth of transnational innovation and dissemination of recent applied sciences, together with electronic media, has but to make a dent within the deep-seated culturalism that insists on reinscribing a divide among the West and Japan. The Oxford guide of eastern Cinema goals to counter this development towards dichotomizing the West and Japan and to problem the pervasive culturalism of contemporary movie and media studies.

Featuring twenty essays, each one authored via a number one researcher within the box, this quantity addresses effective debates approximately the place eastern cinema is and the place jap cinema goes on the interval of concern of nationwide boundary less than globalization. It reevaluates the location of eastern cinema in the self-discipline of cinema and media reviews and past, and situates eastern cinema in the broader fields of transnational movie background. Likewise, it examines the materiality of jap cinema, scrutinizes cinema's dating to different media, and identifies the categorical practices of movie creation and reception. As an entire, the amount fosters a discussion among eastern students of jap cinema, movie students of eastern cinema established in Anglo-American and eu nations, movie students of non-Japanese cinema, movie archivists, movie critics, and filmmakers acquainted with movie scholarship.

A entire quantity that grasps jap cinema less than the rubric of the worldwide and likewise fills the space among eastern and non-Japanese movie stories and among theories and practices, The Oxford instruction manual of jap Cinema demanding situations and responds to the main advancements underfoot during this quickly altering field.

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Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis

By Thomas Elsaesser, Warren Buckland

What are the main applicable theories and strategies for examining modern the USA cinema? This e-book solutions this query via taking an leading edge method of writing approximately person video clips: in all of the major chapters the authors learn the assumptions at the back of one conventional idea of movie (e.g. auteurism, narratology, psychoanalysis), distil a mode of study from it, after which examine a modern American motion picture. They then transcend the conventional concept by way of examining an analogous motion picture utilizing a extra present thought and procedure (e.g. new media concept, deconstruction, cognitivism).

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Marxism and Film Activism: Screening Alternative Worlds (Berghahn on Film)

In Theses on Feuerbach, Marx writes, "The philosophers have only interpreted the international otherwise; the purpose is to alter it." This assortment examines how filmmakers have attempted to alter the realm by means of conducting emancipatory politics via their paintings, and the way audiences have bought them. It offers a large spectrum of case reports, overlaying either movie and electronic know-how, with examples from all through cinematic heritage and around the globe, together with Soviet Russia, Palestine, South the USA, and France. Discussions variety from the vintage Marxist cinema of Aleksandr Medvedkin, Chris Marker, and Jean-Luc Godard, to contemporary media such as 5 damaged Cameras (2010), the phenomena of video-blogging, and bicycle activism films.

 

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