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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.


  • Adaptation in visual culture : images, texts, and their multiple worlds / Julie Grossman, R. Barton Palmer, editors
    PN1997.85

  • Anatomy of the superhero film / Larrie Dudenhoeffer
    PN1995.9.S76

  • Politics of architecture in contemporary Argentine cinema / Amanda Holmes
    PN 1993.5 A7 H65 2017eb

  • Cognitive approaches to German historical film : seeing is not believing
    PN 1995.9 H5 W54 2017eb

    This book explores how minds at the movies understand minds in the movies and introduces readers to some fundamental principles of Cognitive Studies--namely conceptual blending, Theory of Mind, and empathy/perspective-taking--through their application to film analysis. A cognitive approach to recent popular historical films demonstrates cinema's potential to stimulate viewers' critical thinking about crucial events of the past century. Diverging from the focus on narrative processing in traditional cognitivist theory, this book examines film reception and production in the context of the latest developments in cognitive and social psychology. Turning to German cinema as a case study for this interdisciplinary partnership, Jennifer Marston William offers a fresh look at some internationally successful films of the twenty-first century, including Nowhere in Africa , Goodbye, Lenin! , Sophie Scholl , Downfall , The Lives of Others , and The Baader-Meinhof Complex .


  • A companion to Michael Haneke / edited by Roy Grundmann
    PN 1998.3 H36 C66 2010
    A Companion to Michael Haneke is a definitive collection of newly-commissioned work that covers Haneke′s body of work in its entirety, catering to students and scholars of Haneke at a time when interest in the director and his work is soaring. Introduces one of the most important directors to have emerged on the global cinema scene in the past fifteen years Includes exclusive interviews with Michael Haneke, including an interview discussion of The White Ribbon Considers themes, topics, and subjects that have formed the nucleus of the director′s life′s work: the fate of European cinema, Haneke in Hollywood, pornography, alienation, citizenship, colonialism, and the gaze of surveillance Features critical examinations of La Pianiste, Time of the Wolf, Three Paths to the Lake and Caché, amongst others

  • A companion to Woody Allen / edited by Peter J. Bailey and Sam B. Girgus
    PN 1998.3 A45 C66 2013

    Edited by two renowned Allen experts, A Companion to Woody Allen presents a collection of 26 original essays on the director's films. Contributions offer a number of divergent critical perspectives while expanding the contexts in which his work is understood.

    A timely companion by the authors of two of the most important books on Allen to date Illuminates the films of Woody Allen from a number of divergent critical perspectives Explores the contexts in which his work should be understood Assesses Allen's remarkable filmmaking career from its early beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictions that suffuse it Discusses Allen's recognition as a global cinematic figure

  • Seeing through the screen : interpreting American political film / Bruce E. Altschuler
    PN 1995.9 P6 A45 2018eb

  • Ruptures and continuities in Soviet/Russian cinema : styles, characters and genres before and after the collapse of the USSR / edited by Birgit Beumers and Eugénie Zvonkine
    PN 1993.5 S65 R87 2018eb

    This book, based on extensive original research, examines how far the collapse of the Soviet Union represented a threshold that initiated change or whether there are continuities which gradually reshaped cinema in the new Russia. The book considers a wide range of films and film-makers and explores their attitudes to genre, character and aesthetic style. The individual chapters demonstrate that, whereas genres shifted and characters developed, stylistic choices remained largely unaffected.


  • The Routledge dictionary of Turkish cinema / Gönül Dönmez-Colin
    PN 1993.5 T8 D66 2013eb

  • Reconceptualising film policies edited by Nolwenn Mingant and Cecilia Tirtaine
    PN 1995 R43 2018eb

    This volume explores and interrogates the shifts and changes in both government and industry-based screen policies over the past 30 years. It covers a diverse range of film industries from different parts of the world, along with the interrelationship between different localities, policy regimes and technologies/media. Featuring in-depth case studies and interviews with practitioners and policy-makers, this book provides a timely overview of government and industry's responses to the changing landscape of the production, distribution, and consumption of screen media.


  • The cinema of the Soviet thaw : space, materiality, movement / Lida Oukaderova
    PN 1993.5 S65 O85 2017eb

    Following Joseph Stalin's death in 1953, the Soviet Union experienced a dramatic resurgence in cinematic production. The period of the Soviet Thaw became known for its relative political and cultural liberalization; its films, formally innovative and socially engaged, were swept to the center of international cinematic discourse. In The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw, Lida Oukaderova provides an in-depth analysis of several Soviet films made between 1958 and 1967 to argue for the centrality of space--as both filmic trope and social concern--to Thaw-era cinema. Opening with a discussion of the USSR's little-examined late-fifties embrace of panoramic cinema, the book pursues close readings of films by Mikhail Kalatozov, Georgii Danelia, Larisa Shepitko and Kira Muratova, among others. It demonstrates that these directors' works were motivated by an urge to interrogate and reanimate spatial experience, and through this project to probe critical issues of ideology, social progress, and subjectivity within post-Stalinist culture.


  • Children on the threshold in contemporary Latin American cinema : nature, gender, and agency / Rachel Randall
    PN 1995.9 C45 R345 2017eb

  • Are you watching closely? : cultural paranoia, new technologies, and the contemporary Hollywood misdirection film / Seth Friedman
    PN 1995 F7445 2017eb

  • Promiscuous media : film and visual culture in imperial Japan, 1926-1945 / Hikari Hori
    PN 1993.5 J3 H67 2017

    In Promiscuous Media , Hikari Hori makes a compelling case that the visual culture of Showa-era Japan articulated urgent issues of modernity rather than serving as a simple expression of nationalism. Hori makes clear that the Japanese cinema of the time was in fact almost wholly built on a foundation of Russian and British film theory as well as American film genres and techniques. Hori provides a range of examples that illustrate how maternal melodrama and animated features, akin to those popularized by Disney, were adopted wholesale by Japanese filmmakers.

    Emperor Hirohito's image, Hori argues, was inseparable from the development of mass media; he was the first emperor whose public appearances were covered by media ranging from postcards to radio broadcasts. Worship of the emperor through viewing his image, Hori shows, taught the Japanese people how to look at images and primed their enjoyment of early animation and documentary films alike. Promiscuous Media links the political and the cultural closely in a way that illuminates the nature of twentieth-century Japanese society.


  • The philosophical Hitchcock : Vertigo and the anxieties of unknowingness / Robert B. Pippin
    PN 1995.9 P42 P56 2017
    On the surface, The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness, is a close reading of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo . This, however, is a book by Robert B. Pippin, one of our most penetrating and creative philosophers, and so it is also much more. Even as he provides detailed readings of each scene in the film, and its story of obsession and fantasy, Pippin reflects more broadly on the modern world depicted in Hitchcock's films. Hitchcock's characters, Pippin shows us, repeatedly face problems and dangers rooted in our general failure to understand others--or even ourselves--very well, or to make effective use of what little we do understand. Vertigo , with its impersonations, deceptions, and fantasies, embodies a general, common struggle for mutual understanding in the late modern social world of ever more complex dependencies. By treating this problem through a filmed fictional narrative, rather than discursively, Pippin argues, Hitchcock is able to help us see the systematic and deep mutual misunderstanding and self-deceit that we are subject to when we try to establish the knowledge necessary for love, trust, and commitment, and what it might be to live in such a state of unknowingness.

    A bold, brilliant exploration of one of the most admired works of cinema, The Philosophical Hitchcock will lead philosophers and cinephiles alike to a new appreciation of Vertigo and its meanings.

  • The documentary film book / edited by Brian Winston
    PN 1995.9 D6 D56 2013
    Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film.

    In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to Europe, and from the Americas to Asia), consider documentaries by marginalised minority communities, and assess its contribution to other disciplines and arts. Brought together here in one volume, these scholars offer compelling evidence as to why, over the last few decades, documentary has come to the centre of screen studies.

  • 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
    PN1995

  • The British cinema boom 1906-1914 : a commercial history / Jon Burrows
    PN1993.5.G7

  • Homosexuality and Italian Cinema From the Fall of Fascism to the Years of Lead
    PN1995.9.H55

  • Landscape and the environment in Hollywood film the green machine / Ellen E. Moore
    PN1995.9.E78

  • Allegories of contamination : Pier Paolo Pasolini's Trilogy of life / Patrick Rumble
    PN 1998.3 P367 R86 1996
    A study of the last three films by Pasolini (1922-75), and his earlier . Shows their debt to the paintings of Bruegel and Bosch and other medieval influences, and the films' relationship to each other, to others of his films, and to his poetry. Black-and-white stills and reproductions illustrate the resemblances. Canadian card order number: C95-931198-X. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

  • Dying in full detail : mortality and digital documentary / Jennifer Malkowski
    PN 1995.9 D6 M33 2017
    In Dying in Full Detail Jennifer Malkowski explores digital media's impact on one of documentary film's greatest taboos: the recording of death. Despite technological advances that allow for the easy creation and distribution of death footage, digital media often fail to live up to their promise to reveal the world in greater fidelity. Malkowski analyzes a wide range of death footage, from feature films about the terminally ill ( Dying , Silverlake Life , Sick ), to surreptitiously recorded suicides ( The Bridge ), to #BlackLivesMatter YouTube videos and their precursors. Contextualizing these recordings in the long history of attempts to capture the moment of death in American culture, Malkowski shows how digital media are unable to deliver death "in full detail," as its metaphysical truth remains beyond representation. Digital technology's capacity to record death does, however, provide the opportunity to politicize individual deaths through their representation. Exploring the relationships among technology, temporality, and the ethical and aesthetic debates about capturing death on video, Malkowski illuminates the key roles documentary death has played in twenty-first-century visual culture.

  • Cinema and the wealth of nations : media, capital, and the liberal world system / Lee Grieveson
    PN 1995.9 P6 G75 2018
    Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media, principally in the form of cinema, was used during the interwar years by elite institutions to establish and sustain forms of liberal political economy beneficial to their interests. It examines the media produced by institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks, as well as the emergence of a corporate media industry and system supported by state policy and integral to the establishment of a new consumer system. Lee Grieveson shows how media was used to encode liberal political and economic power during the period that saw the United States eclipse Britain as the globally hegemonic nation and the related inauguration of new forms of liberal economic globalization. But this is not a distant history. Cinema and the Wealth of Nations examines a foundational conjuncture in the establishment of media forms and a media system instrumental in, and structural to, the emergence and expansion of a world system that has been--and continues to be--brutally violent, unequal, and destructive.

  • 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
    PN1995.9.C84

  • Virtual weaponry : the militarized internet in Hollywood war films / Aaron Tucker
    PN1995.9.I573

  • The long take : critical approaches / John Gibbs, Douglas Pye, editors
    PN1995.9.P7

  • Art cinema and theology the word was made film / Justin Ponder
    PN1995.5

  • Reassessing the Hitchcock touch : industry, collaboration, and filmmaking / Wieland Schwanebeck, editor
    PN1998.3.H58

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Cinémas des diasporas noires : esthétiques de la reconstruction / Daniela Ricci ; préface d'Alexie Tcheuyap
    PN 1995.9 N4 R53 2016

  • Pour un cinéma contemporain soustractif / Antony Fiant
    PN 1995.9 T55 F53 2014

  • Cinéma : les instruments de la passion
    PN 1998 C56 2009

  • CinéGay : un siècle d'homosexualité sur grand écran / Fabrice Pradas
    PN 1995.9 H55P73 2005

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