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Titles in the call number range PN 1993 - PN 1999 (Cinema) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • Formations of masculinity in post-communist Hungarian cinema : labyrinthian men / György Kalmár
    PN1993.5.H8

  • Documentary and disability / Catalin Brylla, Helen Hughes, editors
    PN 1995.9 D6 D63 2017eb

  • BLACK MASCULINITY ON FILM native sons and white lies
    PN1995.9.N4

  • Searching for wisdom in movies : from the Book of Job to sublime conversations / Richard Gilmore
    PN1995
    In this volume, Richard Gilmore explores film as a channel through which to engage in philosophical reflection and analyzes the relationship between philosophy and film. This book argues that philosophy and film can and should be used for the amelioration of life's difficulties and the promotion of life's boons. Gilmore identifies how philosophy and film complement and enrich one another and explores their relationship by connecting classic wisdom texts to significant movies. For example, the volume analyzes the Coen brothers' films The Big Lebowski and A Serious Man in light of The Book of Job . Gilmore considers the ancient idea of philosophy as "spiritual exercise" and a way of life. The volume concludes by examining what the author labels "sublime conversations" as the highest expression of philosophy. The book identifies and dissects these conversations in movies directed by the likes of Robert Bresson, Yasujirō Ozu, Jean-Luc Godard, and Ingmar Bergman, among others.

  • Not according to plan : filmmaking under Stalin / Maria Belodubrovskaya
    PN 1993.5 R9 B385 2017

    In Not According to Plan, Maria Belodubrovskaya reveals the limits on the power of even the most repressive totalitarian regimes to create and control propaganda. Belodubrovskaya's revisionist account of Soviet filmmaking between 1930 and 1953 highlights the extent to which the Soviet film industry remained stubbornly artisanal in its methods, especially in contrast to the more industrial approach of the Hollywood studio system. Not According to Plan shows that even though Josef Stalin recognized cinema as a "mighty instrument of mass agitation and propaganda" and strove to harness the Soviet film industry to serve the state, directors such as Eisenstein, Alexandrov, and Pudovkin had far more creative control than did party-appointed executives and censors.

    The Stalinist party-state, despite explicit intent and grandiose plans to build a "Soviet Hollywood" that would release a thousand features per year, failed to construct even a modest mass propaganda cinema. Belodubrovskaya's wealth of evidence shows that the regime's desire to disseminate propaganda on a vast scale was consistently at odds with its compulsion to control quality and with Stalin's intolerance of imperfection. Not According to Plan is a landmark in Soviet cultural history and the global history of cinema.


  • Reinventing Hollywood : how 1940s filmmakers changed movie storytelling / David Bordwell
    PN 1993.5 U65 B654 2017
    In the 1940s, American movies changed. Flashbacks began to be used in outrageous, unpredictable ways. Soundtracks flaunted voice-over commentary, and characters might pivot from a scene to address the viewer. Incidents were replayed from different characters' viewpoints, and sometimes those versions proved to be false. Films now plunged viewers into characters' memories, dreams, and hallucinations. Some films didn't have protagonists, while others centered on anti-heroes or psychopaths. Women might be on the verge of madness, and neurotic heroes lurched into violent confrontations. Combining many of these ingredients, a new genre emerged--the psychological thriller, populated by women in peril and innocent bystanders targeted for death.

    If this sounds like today's cinema, that's because it is. In Reinventing Hollywood, David Bordwell examines for the first time the full range and depth of trends that crystallized into traditions. He shows how the Christopher Nolans and Quentin Tarantinos of today owe an immense debt to the dynamic, occasionally delirious narrative experiments of the Forties. With verve and wit, Bordwell examines how a booming movie market during World War II allowed ambitious writers and directors to push narrative boundaries. Although those experiments are usually credited to the influence of Citizen Kane , Bordwell shows that similar impulses had begun in the late 1930s in radio, fiction, and theatre before migrating to film. And despite the postwar recession in the industry, the momentum for innovation continued. Some of the boldest films of the era came in the late forties and early fifties, as filmmakers sought to outdo their peers.

    Through in-depth analyses of films both famous and virtually unknown, from Our Town and All About Eve to Swell Guy and The Guilt of Janet Ames , Bordwell assesses the era's unique achievements and its legacy for future filmmakers. The result is a groundbreaking study of how Hollywood storytelling became a more complex art. Reinventing Hollywood is essential reading for all lovers of popular cinema.

  • Hollyweird science : from spaceships to microchips / Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    PN1995.9.S265

  • Bodies in suspense : time and affect in cinema / Alanna Thain
    PN 1995.9 S668 T47 2017

    Bodies in Suspense presents a powerful new way to think through postdigital cinema and the affective turn in critical theory. According to Alanna Thain, suspense films allow us to experience the relation between two bodies: that of the film and that of the viewer. Through the "time machine" of suspense, film form, gender, genre, and spectatorship are revealed in innovative and different ways. These films not only engage us directly in ethical concerns, but also provide a key for understanding corporeal power in the digital era.

    Offering a new framework for understanding cinematic suspense, Bodies in Suspense argues that the "body in time" enables us to experience the temporal dimension of the body directly. This is the first book to link two contemporary frames of analysis: questions of cinematic temporality and contemporary affect theory. Thain conducts close readings of influential suspense films by Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Rian Johnson, and Lou Ye, and sets forth a compelling new theory of cinema, reading for the productivity of the "crime of time" that stages the duplicity of cinematic bodies. Through these films that foreground doubled characters and looping, Thain explores Gilles Deleuze's claim that "the direct time-image is the phantom which has always haunted cinema."

    A vital new addition to film theory, corporeality and affect theory, feminist theory, and the philosophy of time--and one of the first books to explore David Lynch's Hollywood trilogy-- Bodies in Suspense asks us to pay attention, above all, to the ways in which the condition of spectatorship creates a doubling sensation with important philosophical repercussions.


  • Shakespeare, Bakhtin, and film : a dialogic lens / Keith Harrison
    PN1995.9.P42

  • Space and subjectivity in contemporary brazilian cinema
    PN 1993.5 B6 S69 2017eb

    This edited volume seeks to provide new perspectives on space and subjectivity in contemporary Brazilian cinema for the first time in English. Through diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, contributors discuss the themes of space and subjectivity in their connection to various topics and concepts, including: territorialization and marginalized subjectivities; intensity, affect and spatial experience; utopia, memory and urban architecture; natural spaces and landscapes; gendered and queer spaces; domestic spaces, social differences and class struggle.


  • Death, Image, Memory The Genocide in Rwanda and its Aftermath in Photography and Documentary Film
    PN1995.9.G37
    This book explores how photography and documentary film have participated in the representation of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and its aftermath. This in-depth analysis of professional and amateur photography and the work of Rwandan and international filmmakers offers an insight into not only the unique ability of images to engage with death, memory and the need for evidence, but also their helplessness and inadequacy when confronted with the enormity of the event. 
    Focusing on a range of films and photographs, the book tests notions of truth, evidence, record and witnessing - so often associated with documentary practice - in the specific context of Rwanda and the wider representational framework of African conflict and suffering. Death, Image, Memory is an inquiry into the multiple memorial and evidentiary functions of images that transcends the usual investigations into whether photography and documentary film can reliably attest to the occurrence and truth of an event. 

  • Children's reading of film and visual literacy in the primary curriculum a progression framework model / Jeannie Hill Bulman
    PN 1995 B85 2017eb

  • Off the page : screenwriting in the era of media convergence / Daniel Bernardi and Julian Hoxter
    PN 1996 B467 2017
    Off the Page examines the business and craft of screenwriting in the era of media convergence. Daniel Bernardi and Julian Hoxter use the recent history of screenwriting labor coupled with close analysis of scripts in the context of the screenwriting paraindustry--from "how to write a winning script" books to screenwriting software--to explore the state of screenwriting today. They address the conglomerate studios making tentpole movies, expanded television, Indiewood, independent animation, microbudget scripting, the video games industry, and online content creation. Designed for students, producers, and writers who want to understand what studios want and why they want it, this book also examines how scripting is developing in the convergent media, beneath and beyond the Hollywood tentpole. By addressing specific genres across a wide range of media, this essential volume sets the standard for anyone in the expanded screenwriting industry and the scholars that study it.

  • Representing talent : Hollywood agents and the making of movies / Violaine Roussel
    PN 1993.5 U65 R75 2017
    Audiences love the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but beyond the red carpet and behind the velvet curtain exists a legion of individuals who make showbiz work : agents. Whether literary, talent, or indie film, agents are behind the scenes brokering power, handling mediation, and doing the deal-making that keeps Hollywood spinning. In Representing Talent , Violaine Roussel explores the little-known but decisive work of agents, turning the spotlight on how they help produce popular culture.

    The book takes readers behind the scenes to observe the day-to-day activities of agents, revealing their influence on artistic careers and the prospects of Hollywood's forthcoming projects. Agents are crucial to understanding how creative and economic power are intertwined in Hollywood today. They play a key role in the process by which artistic worth and economic value are evaluated and attributed to people and projects. Roussel's fieldwork examines what "having relationships" really means for agents, and how they perform the relationship work that's at the heart of their professional existence and success. Representing Talent helps us to understand the players behind the definition of entertainment itself, as well as behind its current transformations.

  • Documents in Canadian film / edited by Douglas Fetherling
    PN 1993.5 C3 D62 1988
    Documents in Canadian Film is a collection of readings about the past, present and future of Canadian cinema. It deals with French as well as English language films -- and the links and tensions between the two. It focuses on experimental as well as narrative and documentary work, and on the debate surrounding the attractions and limitations of each.

    Drawn from official papers as well as from scholarly and popular periodicals, Doucments in Canadian Film presents textual evidence of Canada's rich cinematic heritage and the continuing struggle to enlarge film's place in the society. Figures dealt with include Gordon Sparling, John Grierson, Norman McLaren, Claude Jutra, Joyce Wieland and Richard Leiterman, as seen through their own eyes or those of foreign and domestic observers.


  • Cinematic urban geographies / François Penz, Richard Koeck, editors
    PN1995.9.G38

    This book proposes new methodological tools and approaches in order to tease out and elicit the different facets of urban fragmentation through the medium of cinema and the moving image, as a contribution to our understanding of cities and their topographies. In doing so it makes a significant contribution to the literature in the growing field of cartographic cinema and urban cinematics, by charting the many trajectories and points of contact between film and its topographical context. Under the influence of new technologies, the opening and the availability of previously unexplored archives but also the contribution of new scholars with novel approaches in addition to new work by experienced academics, Cinematic Urban Geographies demonstrates how we can reread the cinematic past with a view to construct the urban present and anticipate its future. 


  • The Routledge companion to Latin American cinema / edited by Marvin D'Lugo, Ana M. López, and Laura Podalsky
    PN 1993.5 L3 R68 2018

    The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema is the most comprehensive survey of Latin American cinemas available in a single volume. While highlighting state-of-the-field research, essays also offer readers a cohesive overview of multiple facets of filmmaking in the region, from the production system and aesthetic tendencies, to the nature of circulation and reception. The volume recognizes the recent "new cinemas" in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, and, at the same time, provides a much deeper understanding of the contemporary moment by commenting on the aesthetic trends and industrial structures in earlier periods. The collection features essays by established scholars as well as up-and-coming investigators in ways that depart from existing scholarship and suggest new directions for the field.


  • The film experience : an introduction / Timothy Corrigan, Patricia White
    PN 1995 C655 2015

    In our culture, watching movies is a universal experience - but understanding film may not be. The Film Experience reaches out to students, connecting their experiences watching movies with better understanding and knowledge of the medium's full scope. And with its game-changing new video program in LaunchPad Solo (see below), this thoroughly updated new edition makes it easier than ever to link each student's personal viewing to a greater overall understanding of film.

    Timothy Corrigan and Patricia White's classroom favorite is both authoritative and joyful about watching, analyzing, and understanding film. With clips from classic and contemporary films ( Rear Window, Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, Chinatown , and many others) plus hundreds of movie images and other graphics, the thoroughly revised new edition covers everything from editing to cinematography to narrative genres, all in a cultural context that reinforces why films and film study matter. The book's features--Form in Action, Film in Focus, and Concepts at Work --combine text, stills, and links to videos online to explore specific films, scenes, and trends in depth.


  • Film noir reader / edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini
    PN 1995.9 F54 F57 1998
    An anthology on film noir, this book contains early writings on the genre as well as more recent literature, some published here for the first time. The book includes eight essays which classify and analyze the period and its product, case studies of individual films and filmakers, and new material which considers such issues as narrative structure, the femme fatale, the influence of film noir on early television, and the rebirth of the genre in the neo-noir films of more recent times.

  • The complete Hitchcock / Paul Condon and Jim Sangster
    PN 1998.3 H58 C66 1999
    A comprehensive guide to all Hitchcock's works including TV series and early silent films, as well as Hollywood classics. Biographical essays cover Hitchcock and many of the actors in his films, and a modern perspective examines his influences on other film-makers over the years.

  • Domitor 2008 : les cinémas périphériques dans la période des premiers temps = peripheral early cinema = los cines periféricos de los origenes = els cinèmes periferics dels orìgens / sous la direction de François Amy de la Bretèque [and others]
    PN 1995.75 D66 2010

  • Film and video intermediality : the question of medium specificity in contemporary moving images / Janna Houwen
    PN 1995.9 P42 H68 2017
    In Film and Video Intermediality , Janna Houwen innovatively rewrites the concept of medium specificity in order to answer the questions "what is meant by video?" and "what is meant by film?" How are these two media (to be) understood? How can film and video be defined as distinct, specific media? In this era of mixed moving media, it is vital to ask these questions precisely and especially on the media of video and film. Mapping the specificity of film and video is indispensable in analyzing and understanding the many contemporary intermedial objects in which film and video are mixed or combined.

  • The queer film festival : popcorn and politics / Stuart James Richards
    PN 1993.44 G39 2016e

    This book examines the queer film festival and opens the discussion on social enterprises and sustainable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations. With over 220 events worldwide and some of the bigger budgets exceeding $1 million, the queer film festival has grown to become a staple event in all cosmopolitan cities' arts calendars. While activism was instrumental in establishing these festivals, the pink dollar has been a deciding factor in its financial sustainability. Pretty gay boys with chiselled abs are a staple feature, rather than underground experimental faire. Community arts events, such as these, are now a creative industry. While clearly having a social purpose, they must also concern themselves with the bottom line. For all the contradictory elements of its organisational growth, this conflict makes the queer film festival an integral site for analysis. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach in examining the queer film festival as a representative snapshot of the current state of queer cinema and community based film festivals. The book looks at queer film festivals in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Melbourne to argue for the importance of these institutions remaining as community events. 


  • Cinéastes québécois : dossier de presse / Bibliothèque du Séminaire de Sherbrooke
    PN 1998 A2C535X 1981

  • The private eye, the cowboy, and the very naked girl : movies from Cleo to Clyde / by Judith Crist
    PN 1994 C697 1970

  • Le cinéma français au présent : I. Réalités et perspectives / René Bonnell [and others]
    PN 1993.5 F7 C5 1977
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