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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.

  • The Routledge companion to cinema and gender / edited by Kristin Lené Hole, Dijana Jelaca, E. Ann Kaplan, and Patrice Petro
    PN 1995.9 S47 R68 2017

  • Hermeneutics of the film world : a Ricœurian method for film interpretation / Alberto Baracco

  • The British cinema boom 1906-1914 : a commercial history / Jon Burrows

  • Homosexuality and Italian Cinema From the Fall of Fascism to the Years of Lead

  • Landscape and the environment in Hollywood film the green machine / Ellen E. Moore

  • Open space new media documentary : a toolkit for theory and practice / Patricia R. Zimmermann and Helen De Michiel
    PN 1995.9 D6 Z56 2018eb

  • Cult media : re-packaged, re-released and restored / Jonathan Wroot, Andy Willis, editors

  • Virtual weaponry : the militarized internet in Hollywood war films / Aaron Tucker

  • The long take : critical approaches / John Gibbs, Douglas Pye, editors

  • Art cinema and theology the word was made film / Justin Ponder

  • Reassessing the Hitchcock touch : industry, collaboration, and filmmaking / Wieland Schwanebeck, editor

  • Contemporary cinema and neoliberal ideology / edited by Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen
    PN 1995.9 P42 C66 2018

    In this edited collection, an international ensemble of scholars examine what contemporary cinema tells us about neoliberal capitalism and cinema, exploring whether filmmakers are able to imagine progressive alternatives under capitalist conditions. Individual contributions detail filmmaking practices, film distribution, textual characteristics and the reception of films made in different parts of the world. They engage with topics such as class struggle, debt, multiculturalism and the effect of neoliberalism on love and sexual behaviour. Written in accessible, jargon-free language, Contemporary Cinema and Ideology is an essential text for those interested in political filmmaking and the political meanings of films.

  • Movies that mattered : more reviews from a transformative decade / Dave Kehr ; foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum
    PN 1995 K394 2017
    Dave Kehr's writing about film has garnered high praise from both readers and fellow critics. Among his admirers are some of his most influential contemporaries. Roger Ebert called Kehr "one of the most gifted film critics in America." James Naremore thought he was "one of the best writers on film the country as a whole has ever produced." But aside from remarkably detailed but brief capsule reviews and top-ten lists, you won't find much of Kehr's work on the Internet, and many of the longer and more nuanced essays for which he is best known have not yet been published in book form.

    With When Movies Mattered, readers welcomed the first collection of Kehr's criticism, written during his time at the Chicago Reader . Movies That Mattered is its sequel, with fifty more reviews and essays drawn from the archives of both the Chicago Reader and Chicago magazine from 1974 to 1986. As with When Movies Mattered , the majority of the reviews offer in-depth analyses of individual films that are among Kehr's favorites, from a thoughtful discussion of the sobering Holocaust documentary Shoah to an irresistible celebration of the raucous comedy Used Cars . But fans of Kehr's work will be just as taken by his dissections of critically acclaimed films he found disappointing, including The Shining, Apocalypse Now , and Raiders of the Lost Ark .

    Whether you're a long-time reader or just discovering Dave Kehr, the insights in Movies That Mattered will enhance your appreciation of the movies you already love--and may even make you think twice about one or two you hated.

  • Charles Burnett : a cinema of symbolic knowledge / James Naremore
    PN 1998.3 B865 N37 2017
    In the first book devoted to Charles Burnett, a crucial figure in the history of American cinema often regarded as the most influential member of the L.A. Rebellion group of African American filmmakers, James Naremore provides a close critical study of all Burnett's major pictures for movies and television, including Killer of Sheep , To Sleep with Anger , The Glass Shield , Nightjohn , The Wedding , Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property , and Warming by the Devil's Fire . Having accessed new information and rarely seen material, Naremore shows that Burnett's career has developed against the odds and that his artistry, social criticism, humor, and commitment to what he calls "symbolic knowledge" have given his work enduring value for American culture.

  • Agnès Varda between film, photography, and art / Rebecca J. DeRoo
    PN 1998.3 V368 D47 2018
    Agn#65533;s Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative "mother" of the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and '60s and for her multimedia art exhibitions. Varying her use of different media, she is a figure who defies easy categorization. In this extensively researched book, Rebecca J. DeRoo demonstrates how Varda draws upon the histories of art, photography, and film to complicate the overt narratives in her works and to advance contemporary cultural politics. Based on interviews with Varda and unparalleled access to Varda's archives, this interdisciplinary study constructs new frameworks for understanding one of the most versatile talents in twentieth and twenty-first century culture.

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

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

  • BLACK MASCULINITY ON FILM native sons and white lies

  • The techne of giving : cinema and the generous form of life / Timothy C. Campbell
    PN 1993.5 I88 C24625 2017

    Over the last five years, corporations and individuals have given more money, more often, to charitable organizations than ever before. What could possibly be the downside to inhabiting a golden age of gift-giving? That question lies at the heart of Timothy Campbell's account of contemporary giving and its social forms. In a milieu where gift-giving dominates, nearly everything given and received becomes the subject of a calculus--gifts from God, from benefactors, from those who have. Is there another way to conceive of generosity? What would giving and receiving without gifts look like?

    A lucid and imaginative intervention in both European philosophy and film theory, The Techne of Giving investigates how we hold the objects of daily life--indeed, how we hold ourselves--in relation to neoliberal forms of gift-giving. Even as instrumentalism permeates giving, Campbell articulates a resistant techne locatable in forms of generosity that fail to coincide with biopower's assertion that the only gifts that count are those given and received. Moving between visual studies, Winnicottian psychoanalysis, Foucauldian biopower, and apparatus theory, Campbell makes a case for how to give and receive without giving gifts. In the conversation between political philosophy and classic Italian films by Visconti, Rossellini, and Antonioni, the potential emerges of a generous form of life that can cross between the visible and invisible, the fated and the free.

  • Ismo, ismo, ismo : cine experimental en América Latina = Ism, ism, ism : experimental cinema in Latin America / edited by Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza
    PN 1995.9 E96 I86 2017
    Ism, Ism, Ism / Ismo, Ismo, Ismo is the first comprehensive, United States-based film program and catalogue to treat the full breadth of Latin America's vibrant experimental film production. The exhibition features key historical and contemporary films from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States. From innovative works by Brazilian artist H#65533;lio Oiticica and Mexican photographer Manuel #65533;lvarez Bravo to the breathtaking yet practically unknown ouevre of queer Ecuadorian filmmaker Eduardo Sol#65533; Franco, the exhibition takes both the aficionado and the open-minded viewer on a journey into a wealth of materials culled from the forgotten corners of Latin American film archives. Equally unprecedented in its approach and scope, the accompanying fully bilingual catalogue features major scholars and artists working across nationalities, mediums, and time periods. Lerner and Piazza assemble a mix of original content authored by key curators, scholars, and archivists from Latin America: eighteen essays and articles translated for the first time pertaining to the history of Latin American experimental film, historical image-documents that are fundamental to the history of experimental film in Latin America, and program notes from the exhibition's programs. The collection is an invaluable resource for scholars, curators, artists and others interested in the history of Latin America, modern art, experimental and avant garde film, political and Third Cinema, and other noncommercial cinemas.

    Published in association with the Los Angeles Filmforum, and as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

  • Searching for wisdom in movies : from the Book of Job to sublime conversations / Richard Gilmore
    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.

  • 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.

  • Les années sida à l'écran : avec le DVD du film Zero patience de John Greyson / Didier Roth-Bettoni ; préface de Christophe Martet
    PN 1995.9 A435 R68 2017

  • 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

  • Pandora's box (Lulu) : a film [directed] by G.W. Pabst; translated from the German by Christopher Holme
    PN 1997 V22413 1971b

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