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Cinema - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

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.

  • American-Australian cinema. Transnational connections / adrian Danks; Stephen Gaunson; Peter C. Kunze

  • When Warners Brought Broadway to Hollywood, 1923-1939 / Martin Shingler

  • Screen adaptations and the politics of childhood : transforming children's literature into film / Robyn McCallum
    In seeing adaptation as a dialogic process that results in an intricate web of intertextuality, this book features a cutting edge approach to the study of film adaptations of literature for children and young people, and the narratives about childhood those adaptations enact. Historically, film media has always had a partiality for adaptation of literary sources, especially 'classic' literary texts for children. As economic and cultural commodities, such screen adaptations play a crucial role in the cultural reproduction and transformation of childhood and youth and are a rich resource for the examination of changing cultural values and ideologies, especially contested narratives of childhood. Focusing on a range of literary and film genres, from 'classic' texts, to experimental, carnivalesque, magical realist, and cross-cultural texts it examines various representations of childhood: as shifting states of innocence and wildness, liminality, marginalisation and invisibility.

  • Digital Media and Documentary : Antipodean Approaches / Adrian Miles, editor

  • Post-unification Turkish German cinema : work, globalisation and politics beyond representation / Gozde Naiboglu

  • Representing education in film : how Hollywood portrays educational thought, settings, and issues / David Resnick

  • Local Movie Supply in the German Motion Picture Industry : An Industrial Organization Perspective / Florian Kumb ; with a foreword by prof. Dr. Reinhard Kunz

  • Screen production research : creative practice as a mode of enquiry / edited by Craig Batty and Susan Kerrigan

  • 2001, a space odyssey and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory / Daniel Bristow

  • What philosophy wants from images / D.N. Rodowick
    PN 1995 R6195 2017
    In recent decades, contemporary art has displayed an ever increasing and complicated fascination with the cinema--or, perhaps more accurately, as D. N. Rodowick shows, a certain memory of cinema. Contemporary works of film, video, and moving image installation mine a vast and virtual archive of cultural experience through elliptical and discontinuous fragments of remembered images, even as the lived experience of film and photography recedes into the past, supplanted by the digital.
    Rodowick here explores work by artists such as Ken Jacobs, Ernie Gehr, Victor Burgin, Harun Farocki, and others--artists who are creating forms that express a new historical consciousness of images. These forms acknowledge a complex relationship to the disappearing past even as they point toward new media that will challenge viewers' confidence in what the images they see are or are becoming. What philosophy wants from images, Rodowick shows, is to renew itself conceptually through deep engagement with new forms of aesthetic experience.

  • Figures of dissent : cinema of politics-politics of cinema / Stoffel Debuysere
    PN 1995.9 P6 D43 2016
    How can the relation between cinema and politics be thought today? This question was the starting point for 'Figures of Dissent', a project consisting of an extensive series of discussions, dialogues and screenings that were organized by Debuysere over the course of four years. Some of the thoughts and doubts that have been simmering as a result of these encounters were expressed in the form of letters. This manuscript assembles six of those letters, addressed to fellow filmmakers, artists, producers and theorists. They are six tentative forms of study that blend various impressions, associations and digressions in an attempt to make sense of this conundrum that has been haunting the past century: how does the art of moving shadows pertain to the realities of political struggle?

  • The Lumière galaxy : seven key words for the cinema to come / Francesco Casetti
    PN 1994 C34223 2015eb
    Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard and in flight, or up in the clouds in the bits we download, cinema continues to alter our habits and excite our imaginations.

    Casetti travels from the remote corners of film history and theory to the most surprising sites on the internet and in our cities to prove the ongoing relevance of cinema. He does away with traditional notions of canon, repetition, apparatus, and spectatorship in favor of new keywords, including expansion, relocation, assemblage, and performance. The result is an innovative understanding of cinema's place in our lives and culture, along with a critical sea-change in the study of the art. The more the nature of cinema transforms, the more it discovers its own identity, and Casetti helps readers realize the galaxy of possibilities embedded in the medium.

  • Story Money Impact : funding media for social change / Tracey Friesen
    PN 1995.9 D6 F7375 2016eb

    Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change by Tracey Friesen is a practical guide for media-makers, funders, and activists who share the common goal of creating an impact with their work. Today, social-issues storytellers are sharpening their craft, while funders with finite resources focus on reach, and strategic innovators bring more robust evaluation tools. Friesen illuminates the spark at the core of these three pursuits. Structured around stories from the front lines, Story Money Impact reveals best practices in the areas of documentary, digital content, and independent journalism.

    Here you will find:

    - Twenty-one stories from people behind such powerful works as CITIZENFOUR , The Corporation, Virunga, Being Caribou, Age of Stupid , and Food Inc .

    - Six key story ingredients for creating compelling content.

    - Six possible money sources for financing your work.

    - Six impact outcome goals to further your reach.

    - Seven practical worksheets for your own projects.

    - A companion website located at www.storymoneyimpact.com containing up-to-date information for those seeking the tools and inspiration to use media for social change.

  • The matter of images : essays on representations / Richard Dyer
    PN 1995.9 H55 D93 2002eb

    Now published in a revised second edition, The Matter of Images searches through the resonances of the term 'representation', analysing images in terms of why they matter, what they are made of, and the material realities they refer to. Richard Dyer's analyses consider representations of 'out' groups and traditionally dominant groups alike, and encompass the eclectic texts of contemporary culture, from queers to straights, political correctness, representations of Empire and films including Gilda , Papillon and The Night of the Living Dead . Essays new to the second edition discuss Lillian Gish as the ultimate white movie star, the representation of whiteness in the South in Birth of a Nation , and society's fascination with serial killers.

    The Matter of Images is distinctive in its commitment to writing politically about contemporary culture, while insisting on the importance of understanding the formal qualities and complexity of the images it investigates.

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

  • Anatomy of the superhero film / Larrie Dudenhoeffer

  • 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

  • Talking pictures : how to watch movies / Ann Hornaday
    PN 1995 H66 2017

    Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art-house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations with friends, we all need ways to watch and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred Hitchcock thriller and a Nora Ephron romantic comedy, how can everyday viewers determine what makes a good movie?

    In Talking Pictures , veteran film critic Ann Hornaday walks us through the production of a typical movie-from writing the script and casting to the final sound edit-and explains how to evaluate each piece of the process. How do we know if a film is well-written, above and beyond snappy dialogue? What constitutes a great screen performance? What goes into praiseworthy cinematography, editing, and sound design? And what does a director really do ? Full of engaging anecdotes and interviews with actors and filmmakers, Talking Pictures will help us see movies in a whole new light-not just as fans, but as film critics in our own right.

  • Silver screen, Hasidic Jews : the story of an image / Shaina Hammerman
    PN 1995.9 J46 H36 2018

    Motivated by Woody Allen's brief comedic transformation into a Hasidic Jew in Annie Hall, cultural historian Shaina Hammerman examines the effects of real and imagined representations of Hasidic Jews in film, television, theater, and photography. Although these depictions could easily be dismissed as slapstick comedies and sexy dramas about forbidden relationships, Hammerman uses this ethnic imagery to ask meaningful questions about how Jewish identity, multiculturalism, belonging, and relevance are constructed on the stage and silver screen.

  • 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

  • The Routledge companion to world cinema / edited by Rob Stone, Paul Cooke, Stephanie Dennison and Alex Marlow-Mann
    PN 1993.5 A1 R75 2018eb

    The Routledge Companion to World Cinemaexplores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world. Each of the forty chapters provides a survey of a topic, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area. Designed as a dynamic forum for forty-three world-leading scholars, this companion contains significant expertise and insight and is dedicated to challenging complacent views of hegemonic film cultures and replacing outmoded ideas about production, distribution and reception. It offers both a survey and an investigation into the condition and activity of contemporary filmmaking worldwide, often challenging long-standing categories and weighted--often politically motivated--value judgements, thereby grounding and aligning the reader in an activity of remapping which is designed to prompt rethinking.

  • Rock 'n' roll movies / David Sterritt
    PN 1995.9 M86 S75 2017
    Rock 'n' Roll Movies presents an eclectic look at the many manifestations of rock in motion pictures, from teen-oriented B-movies to Hollywood blockbusters to avant-garde meditations to reverent biopics to animated shorts to performance documentaries. Acclaimed film critic David Sterritt considers the diverse ways that filmmakers have regarded rock 'n' roll, some cynically cashing in on its popularity and others responding to the music as sincere fans, some depicting rock as harmless fun and others representing it as an open challenge to mainstream norms.

  • 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.

  • Race in American film : voices and visions that shaped a nation / Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green, editors
    PN 1995.9 N4 R33 2017

    This expansive three-volume set investigates racial representation in film, providing an authoritative cross-section of the most racially significant films, actors, directors, and movements in American cinematic history.

    * Views the films via a historical approach in which every subject is considered both through a contemporary lens and in terms of the time of its production and initial reception

    * Provides up-to-date information on recent movies such as Selma (2014), The Fast and The Furious (2001-2015), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Django Unchained (2012), and Lone Survivor (2013)

    * Provides readers with the information and background necessary to form informed views about racial representation in film--still an important "hot-button" subject today

    * Edited by top scholars in the field, Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green, and contains entries by other important experts, such as Andrew Gordon and Priscilla Ovalle

  • Popular tropes of identity in contemporary Russian television and film / Irina Souch
    PN 1993.5 R9 S525 2017
    This book is an exploration of the changes in Russian cultural identity in the twenty years after the fall of the Soviet state. Through close readings of a select number of contemporary Russian films and television series, Irina Souch investigates how a variety of popular cultural tropes ranging from the patriarchal family to the country idyll survived the demise of Communism and maintained their power to inform the Russian people's self-image. She shows how these tropes continue to define attitudes towards political authority, economic disparity, ethnic and cultural difference, generational relations and gender. The author also introduces theories of identity developed in Russia at the same time, enabling these works to act as sites of productive dialogue with the more familiar discourses of Western scholarship.

  • Live cinema : cultures, economies, aesthetics / edited by Sarah Atkinson and Helen W. Kennedy
    PN 1995.9 D57 A85 2018eb
    Live Cinema is a term used to capture a diverse range of experiences that incorporate a 'live' element in relation to a film's exhibition. The live augmentation of cinema screenings is not a new phenomenon, indeed this tendency is present throughout the entire history of cinema in the form of live musical accompaniments to silent screenings, showmanship practices, and cult film audience behaviours. The contemporary revival of experiential cinema captured within this volume presents instances where the live transcends the mediated and escapes beyond the boundaries of the auditorium. Our contributors investigate film exhibition practices that include synchronous live performance, site specific screenings, technological intervention, social media engagement, and all manner of simultaneous interactive moments including singing, dancing, eating and drinking.These investigations reveal new cultures of reception and practice, new experiential aesthetics and emergent economies of engagement. This collection brings together fifteen contributions that together trace the emergence of a vivid new area of study. Drawing on rich, diverse and interdisciplinary fields of enquiry, this volume encapsulates a broad range of innovative methodological approaches, offers new conceptual frameworks and new critical vocabularies through which to describe and analyse the emergent phenomena of Live Cinema.

  • Latin American women filmmakers : social and cultural perspectives / Traci Roberts-Camps
    PN 1995.9 W6 C287 2017eb

  • Invasion USA : essays on anti-communist movies of the 1950s and 1960s / edited by David J. Hogan
    PN 1995.9 P6 I68 2017
     With the queasy U.S.-Soviet wartime alliance long dissolved into mutual suspicion, the House Un-American Activities Committee launched aggressive investigations of alleged communist activity in the Hollywood film industry in 1947--and again in 1951. Studio chiefs, terrified of scandal, scrambled to display their patriotism by producing anti-communist films, from melodramas to thrillers to animated cartoons. Twenty-one lively new essays by film historians examine the aesthetics and politics of more than 40 remarkable films of the McCarthy era and the chauvinism that spawned them.

  • A history of Italian cinema / Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni
    PN 1993.5 I88 B57 2017
    A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema - which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni reorganize the current History in order to keep the book fresh and responsive not only to the actual films being created in Italy in the twenty-first century but also to the rapidly changing priorities of Italian film studies and film scholars.The new edition brings the definitive history of the subject, from the birth of cinema to the present day, up to date with a revised filmography as well as more focused attention on the melodrama, the crime film, and the historical drama. The book is expanded to include a new generation of directors as well as to highlight themes such as gender issues, immigration, and media politics. Accessible, comprehensive, and heavily illustrated throughout, this is an essential purchase for any fan of Italian film.

  • Historical dictionary of horror cinema / Peter Hutchings
    PN 1995.9 H6 H836 2018eb

  • The ghost of one's self : doppelgangers in mystery, horror and science fiction films / Paul Meehan
    PN 1995.9.D635 M44 2017eb

  • Film as a radical pedagogic tool / Deirdre O'Neil
    PN 1995.9 P7 O53 2018

    Emerging from Inside Film, a project that helps prisoners and people on probation make their own films, this book discusses the need for working class people to represent themselves and challenge mainstream stereotypes and assumptions about them. This project gave prisoners and parolees the technical skills necessary to make their own films and tell their own stories in order to counter the ways they have been misrepresented. The author demonstrates that film and television are key means by which socioeconomically marginalized groups are classified according to hegemonic norms, as well as the ways such groups can undermine these misrepresentations through their use of the media. As a theoretical reflection on the Inside Film project and the relationship between filmmaking and education, this book explores what radical pedagogy looks like in action.

  • Evolving images : Jewish Latin American cinema / edited by Nora Glickman and Ariana Huberman
    PN 1995.9 J46 E95 2018

    Jews have always played an important role in the generation of culture in Latin America, despite their relatively small numbers in the overall population. In the early days of cinema, they served as directors, producers, screenwriters, composers, and broadcasters. As Latin American societies became more religiously open in the later twentieth century, Jewish characters and themes began appearing in Latin American films and eventually achieved full inclusion. Landmark films by Jewish directors in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil, which are home to the largest and most influential Jewish communities in Latin America, have enjoyed critical and popular acclaim.

    Evolving Images is the first volume devoted to Jewish Latin American cinema, with fifteen critical essays by leading scholars from Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Israel. The contributors address transnational and transcultural issues of Jewish life in Latin America, such as assimilation, integration, identity, and other aspects of life in the Diaspora. Their discussions of films with Jewish themes and characters show the rich diversity of Jewish cultures in Latin America, as well as how Jews, both real and fictional, interact among themselves and with other groups, raising the question of how much their ethnicity may be adulterated when adopting a combined identity as Jewish and Latin American. The book closes with a groundbreaking section on the affinities between Jewish themes in Hollywood and Latin American films, as well as a comprehensive filmography.

  • The essay film after fact and fiction / Nora M. Alter
    PN 1995.9 E96 A455 2018
    Nora M. Alter reveals the essay film to be a hybrid genre that fuses the categories of feature, art, and documentary film. Like its literary predecessor, the essay film draws on a variety of forms and approaches; in the process, it fundamentally alters the shape of cinema. The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction locates the genre's origins in early silent cinema and follows its transformation with the advent of sound, its legitimation in the postwar period, and its multifaceted development at the turn of the millennium. In addition to exploring the broader history of the essay film, Alter addresses the innovative ways contemporary artists such as Martha Rosler, Isaac Julien, Harun Farocki, John Akomfrah, and Hito Steyerl have taken up the essay film in their work.

  • The elusive auteur : the question of film authorship throughout the age of cinema / Barrett Hodsdon
    PN 1995.9 A837 H63 2017eb
     The director's authorial role in filmmaking--the extent to which a film reflects his or her individual style and creative vision--has been much debated among film critics and scholars for decades. Drawing on generations of criticism, this study describes how the designation "auteur" has gone from stylistic criterion to product label--in what has always been an essentially collaborative industry. Examining the controversy in regard to Hollywood directors, the author compares directors and would-be auteurs of the classic studio system with those of contemporary Hollywood and its new climate of cultural entrepreneurship.

  • Domestic violence in Hollywood film : gaslighting / Diane L. Shoos
    PN 1995.9 V5 S56 2017eb

  • Demographic angst : cultural narratives and American films of the 1950s / Alan Nadel
    PN 1993.5 U6 N34 2018eb
    Prolific literature, both popular and scholarly, depicts America in the period of the High Cold War as being obsessed with normality, implicitly figuring the postwar period as a return to the way of life that had been put on hold, first by the Great Depression and then by Pearl Harbor.

    Demographic Angst argues that mandated normativity--as a political agenda and a social ethic--precluded explicit expression of the anxiety produced by America's radically reconfigured postwar population. Alan Nadel explores influential non-fiction books, magazine articles, and public documents in conjunction with films such as Singin' in the Rain, On the Waterfront, Sunset Boulevard, and Sayonara , to examine how these films worked through fresh anxieties that emerged during the 1950s.

  • Crowdsourcing for filmmakers : indie film and the power of the crowd / Richard Botto
    PN 1993.5 A1 B67 2018

    Whether you're a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure, or a product to promote. But how do you rise above the noise?

    In Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd , Richard Botto explains how to put crowdsourcing to use for your creative project, using social media, networking, branding, crowdfunding, and an understanding of your audience to build effective crowdsourcing campaigns, sourcing everything from film equipment to shooting locations.

    Botto covers all aspects of crowdsourcing: how to create the message of your brand, project, or initiative; how to mold, shape, and adjust it based on mass response; how to broadcast a message to a targeted group and engage those with similar likes, beliefs, or interests; and finally, how to cultivate those relationships to the point where the message is no longer put forth solely by you, but carried and broadcasted by those who have responded to it. Using a wealth of case studies and practical know-how based on his years of experience in the industry and as founder of Stage 32--the largest crowdsourced platform for film creatives--Richard Botto presents a comprehensive and hands-on guide to crowdsourcing creatively and expertly putting your audience to work on your behalf.

  • A companion to Jean Renoir / edited by Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau
    PN 1998.3 R46 C66 2013
    Fran#65533;ois Truffaut called him, simply, 'the best'. Jean Renoir is a towering figure in world cinema and fully justifies this monumental survey that includes contributions from leading international film scholars and comprehensively analyzes Renoir's life and career from numerous critical perspectives.

    New and original research by the world's leading English and French language Renoir scholars explores stylistic, cultural and ideological aspects of Renoir's films as well as key biographical periods Thematic structure admits a range of critical methodologies, from textual analysis to archival research, cultural studies, gender-based and philosophical approaches Features detailed analysis of Renoir's essential works Provides an international perspective on this key auteur's enduring significance in world film history

  • A companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on screen / edited by Arthur J. Pomeroy
    PN 1995.9 G74 C66 2017eb

    A comprehensive treatment of the Classical World in film and television, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen closely examines the films and TV shows centered on Greek and Roman cultures and explores the tension between pagan and Christian worlds.

    Written by a team of experts in their fields, this work considers productions that discuss social settings as reflections of their times and as indicative of the technical advances in production and the economics of film and television. Productions included are a mix of Hollywood and European spanning from the silent film era though modern day television series, and topics discussed include Hollywood politics in film, soundtrack and sound design, high art and low art, European art cinemas, and the ancient world as comedy.

    Written for students of film and television as well as those interested in studies of ancient Rome and Greece, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen provides comprehensive, current thinking on how the depiction of Ancient Greece and Rome on screen has developed over the past century. It reviews how films of the ancient world mirrored shifting attitudes towards Christianity, the impact of changing techniques in film production, and fascinating explorations of science fiction and technical fantasy in the ancient world on popular TV shows like Star Trek , Babylon 5 , Battlestar Galactica , and Dr. Who .

  • 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

  • Becoming AFI : 50 years inside the American Film Institute / Jean Picker Firstenberg and James Hindman ; foreword by Dana Gioia ; preface by Patty Jenkins ; afterword by David Lynch
    PN 1993.5 U6 F54475 2017
    For over fifty years, the American Film Institute has flourished as one of America's great cultural entities. Its graduates, faculty, supporters, and trustees have included such acclaimed individuals as Steven Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Gregory Peck, Meryl Streep, Les Moonves, Patty Jenkins, David Lynch, Jane Fonda, Edward James Olmos, Shonda Rhimes, James L. Brooks, Michael Nesmith, Sir Howard Stringer, and many other respected leaders in the worlds of film, television, digital media,and philanthropy.

    Written in a unique memoir style, Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute offers a candid look at how this remarkable organization has brought together aspiring filmmakers, outstanding educators, and visionary artists. The book details AFI's journey to becoming the foremost national champion for moving images as a vibrant art form and a critical component of America's cultural history.

    AFI's story is chronicled through in-depth essays written by those who have been involved in its adventures, growth, and successes: from its early years under George Stevens Jr.'s direction at the legendary Greystone mansion and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; through its period of incredible growth, under Jean Picker Firstenberg's guidance, as an influential cultural institution at its landmark Hollywood campus; to its continued years of excellence under Bob Gazzale's dynamic leadership.

    Becoming AFI provides an insightful, behind-the-scenes look at how AFI--with passionate determination--overcame the hurdles of advancing technology, political shifts, and new audience dynamics to turn its aspirations into a substantial and highly successful organization. A tireless advocate of moving images as one of America's most popular art forms, AFI is maturing into one of the world's most respected educational and cultural institutions.

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

  • American cinema/American culture / John Belton
    PN 1993.5 U6 B365 2018

    American Cinema/American Culture, 5th Edition, looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2017. Students are introduced to the cultural history of film focusing on topics and issues rather than on rote learning. This introduction to American Cinema is ideal for introductory courses of American cinema, American film history courses, and introductory film appreciation courses. The text provides a cultural overview of the phenomenon of the American moviegoing experience, engagingly written in a lively and entertaining style by John Belton, a preeminent scholar in the field of film studies.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Activist film festivals : towards a political subject / [edited by] Sonia Tascón and Tyson Wils
    PN 1993.4 A28 2017
    Film festivals are an ever-growing part of the film industry, but most considerations of them focus almost entirely on their role in the business of filmmaking.
    This book breaks new ground by bringing scholars from a range of disciplines together with industry professionals to explore the concept of festivals as spaces through an activist lens, as spaces where the sociopolitical identities of communities and individuals are confronted and shaped. Tracing the growth of activist and human rights-focused films from the 1970s to the present, and using case studies from San Francisco, Brazil, Bristol, and elsewhere, the book addresses such contentious topics as whether activist films can achieve humanitarian aims or simply offer "cinema of suffering." Ultimately, the contributors attack the question of just how effective festivals are at producing politically engaged spectators?

  • 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.

  • L'autre intime : représentations de la diversité culturelle dans le cinéma et la vidéo québécois / Sherry Simon, Jean-Sébastien Dubé
    PN 1995.9 C846S56 1997

  • 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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