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Films, cinema

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Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image

Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image

Author: Joseph (Bard College, USA) Luzzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

In this comprehensive guide, some of the world's leading scholars consider the issues, films, and filmmakers that have given Italian cinema its enduring appeal. Readers will explore the work of such directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Roberto Rossellini as well as a host of subjects including the Italian silent screen, the political influence of Fascism on the movies, lesser known genres such as the giallo (horror film) and Spaghetti Western, and the role of women in the Italian film industry. Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image explores recent developments in cinema studies such as digital performance, the role of media and the Internet, neuroscience in film criticism, and the increased role that immigrants are playing in the nation's cinema.

Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image

Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image

Author: Joseph (Bard College, USA) Luzzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

In this comprehensive guide, some of the world's leading scholars consider the issues, films, and filmmakers that have given Italian cinema its enduring appeal. Readers will explore the work of such directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Roberto Rossellini as well as a host of subjects including the Italian silent screen, the political influence of Fascism on the movies, lesser known genres such as the giallo (horror film) and Spaghetti Western, and the role of women in the Italian film industry. Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image explores recent developments in cinema studies such as digital performance, the role of media and the Internet, neuroscience in film criticism, and the increased role that immigrants are playing in the nation's cinema.

Metro: Issue 202

Metro: Issue 202

Author: Adolfo Aranjuez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Metro is Australia's premier film and media quarterly journal. It is independent, outspoken and passionate about film, TV and new media from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. Metro No. 202 includes coverage of the feature films Judy and Punch, Hearts and Bones, I Am Mother and Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan; small-screen program Bluey; Asian titles Parasite, Manta Ray and So Long, My Son; and the documentaries Sanctuary, Stop the Boats, She Who Must Be Loved, The Final Quarter and Mystify: Michael Hutchence. The issue also includes essays on the films of Israeli auteur Nadav Lapid, on the history of Australian game shows and on Gillian Armstrong's beloved local classic Starstruck, as well as an industry analysis of the state and future of children's television in Australia.

Documentary Film Festivals: Methods, History, Politics Vol. 1

Documentary Film Festivals: Methods, History, Politics Vol. 1

Author: Aida Vallejo Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2019

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the global landscape of documentary film festivals. Contributors from across the globe offer in-depth analysis of both internationally renowned and more alternative festivals, including Hot Docs (Canada), Nyon (Switcherland), Yamagata (Japan), DocChina, Full Frame (US), Belgrade (former Yugoslavia), Vikalp (India), and DocsBarcelona (Catalonia, Spain), among others. With a special focus on historical and political developments, this first volume draws a map of documentary festivals operating today, and then looks at their origins and evolution. This volume is organized in three sections: the first addresses methodological problems film historians and social scientists face when researching documentary film festivals, the second looks at the historical development of this circuit within the wider frame of history of world and national cinemas, and the third reflects on how politics find their way through festival programs and actions. Curatorial, organizational, industrial and political changes occurred in the festival realm addressed in this book help better understand how these affected documentary production, distribution, curation, exhibition and reception up to this day.

'Bad' Women of Bombay Films Studies in Desire and Anxiety

'Bad' Women of Bombay Films Studies in Desire and Anxiety

Author: Saswati Sengupta Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2019

This book presents a feminist mapping of the articulation and suppression of female desire in Hindi films, which comprise one of modern India's most popular cultural narratives. It explores the lineament of evil and the corresponding closure of chastisement or domesticity that appear as necessary conditions for the representation of subversive female desire. The term `bad' is used heuristically, and not as a moral or essential category, to examine some of the iconic disruptive women of Hindi cinema and to uncover the nexus between patriarchy and other hierarchies, such as class, caste and religion in these representations. The twenty-one essays examine the politics of female desire/s from the 1930s to the present day - both through in-depth analyses of single films and by tracing the typologies in multiple films. The essays are divided into five sections indicating the various gendered desires and rebellions that patriarchal society seeks to police, silence and domesticate.

The German Cinema Book

The German Cinema Book

Author: Tim (University of Southampton, UK) Bergfelder Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

This revised and updated edition of a comprehensive textbook introduces German film history from its beginnings to the present day, addressing key periods including early and silent cinema, Weimar cinema, Nazi cinema, the New German cinema, the Berlin School, and contemporary film, as well as addressing all the major movements, studios, stars, filmmakers and genres of German cinema in the 20th and 21st centuries. Contributions by leading international scholars are grouped into sections that focus on genre; stars; authorship; film production, distribution and exhibition; theory and politics, including women's and queer cinema, and transnational cinema. Spotlight articles within each section provide a deep focus on key stars, both those such as such as Marlene Dietrich who found fame in Hollywood, and those such as Armin Muller-Stahl and Hanna Schygulla who remain best-known within Germany; directors including Murnau, Fritz Lang, Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog and Fatih Akin, and films including Heimat, Downfall, The Lives of Others and The Edge of Heaven.

Hong Kong Dark Cinema Film Noir, Re-conceptions, and Reflexivity

Hong Kong Dark Cinema Film Noir, Re-conceptions, and Reflexivity

Author: Kim-mui E. Elaine Chan Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

This book is a scholarly investigation of the historical development and contemporary transformation of film noir in today's Hong Kong. Focusing on the evolvement of cinematic narratives, aesthetics, and techniques, the author balances a deep reading of the multiple filmic plots with a discussion of the cinematic portrayals of gender, romance, identities and power relations. Nuancing the prototypical cinematic form and tragic sense of classical film noir, the recent Hong Kong cinema turns around the classical generic role of film noir at the turn of the century to convey very different messages-joy, hope or love. This book examines how the mainstream cinema, or pre-and-post-Hong Kong cinema in particular, applies a peculiar strategy that makes rooms for the audience to enjoy a pleasure-giving process of reflexivity and also critique the mainstream ideology. With new analytical approaches and angles, this book breaks new ground in offering transcultural and cross-genre analyses on the cinema and its impact in local and international markets. This book is the first major scholarly investigation of the historical development and contemporary transformation of film noir in today's Hong Kong. Focusing on the evolvement of cinematic narratives, aesthetics, and techniques, the author balances a deep reading of the multiple filmic plots with a refreshing discussion of the cinematic portrayals of gender, romance, identities and power relations. This book also revisits conceptual categories developed by Foucault, Lacan, Derrida and Butler.

The German Cinema Book

The German Cinema Book

Author: Tim (University of Southampton, UK) Bergfelder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

This revised and updated edition of a comprehensive textbook introduces German film history from its beginnings to the present day, addressing key periods including early and silent cinema, Weimar cinema, Nazi cinema, the New German cinema, the Berlin School, and contemporary film, as well as addressing all the major movements, studios, stars, filmmakers and genres of German cinema in the 20th and 21st centuries. Contributions by leading international scholars are grouped into sections that focus on genre; stars; authorship; film production, distribution and exhibition; theory and politics, including women's and queer cinema, and transnational cinema. Spotlight articles within each section provide a deep focus on key stars, both those such as such as Marlene Dietrich who found fame in Hollywood, and those such as Armin Muller-Stahl and Hanna Schygulla who remain best-known within Germany; directors including Murnau, Fritz Lang, Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog and Fatih Akin, and films including Heimat, Downfall, The Lives of Others and The Edge of Heaven.

Lair: Radical Homes And Hideouts Of Movie Villains

Lair: Radical Homes And Hideouts Of Movie Villains

Author: Chad Oppenheim Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

The Myth of Colorblindness Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema

The Myth of Colorblindness Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema

Author: Sarah E. Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2019

This book explores representations of race and ethnicity in contemporary cinema and the ways in which these depictions all too often promulgate an important racial ideology: the myth of colorblindness. Colorblindness is a discursive framework employed by mainstream, neoliberal media to celebrate a multicultural society while simultaneously disregarding its systemic and institutionalized racism. This collection is unique in its examination of such films as Ex Machina, The Lone Ranger, The Blind Side, Zootopia, The Fast and the Furious franchise, and Dope, which celebrate the myth of colorblindness, yet perpetuate and entrench the racism and racial inequities that persist in contemporary society. While the #OscarsSoWhite movement has been essential to bringing about structural changes to media industries and offers the opportunity for a wide diversity of voices to alter and transform the dominant, colorblind narratives continue to proliferate. As this book demonstrates, Hollywood still has a long way to go.

Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 4: Hogwarts Students

Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 4: Hogwarts Students

Author: Jody Revenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2019

Harry Potter: The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Each intricately designed book features gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive paired with striking insights about bringing JK Rowling's Wizarding World to the big screen. In addition, a collectible poster accompanies each volume.