Today, the essay film has become a key cultural reference point. This book shows how the essay film's disjunctive method comes to be realized at the level of medium, montage, genre, temporality, sound, narration, and framing. It situates the essayistic urge within processes of filmic thinking that thrive in gaps.
Offering workflow efficiencies for the experienced editor, this title teaches you the hows and whys of operating the system in order to reach streamlined, creative end solutions. It includes information on HD formats and workflows, color-correction and grading capability enhancements, and MXF media standardization.
Looks at the ways in which the Christian concept of redemption has been represented in film, from "It's a Wonderful Life" to "Taxi Driver". Concentrating on film noir and the work of Martin Scorsese, the book argues that the characteristic themes of noir confront religious issues.
Helps to learn the secrets of successfully marketing and selling your film at more than 1,000 film festivals around the world, including the best ones for indie, documentary, short, student, digital, animation and more. This title reveals how to get a film accepted and what to do after acceptance.
From Richard Wagner and George Lucas to Alfred Hitchcock and Maria Callas, Schroeder provides a fascinating account of one medium on another and demonstrates that opera can be found lurking in the background of a wide range of films.
The 1932 horror film "White Zombie" starring Bela Lugosi has received controversial attention from film reviewers and scholars - but it is unarguably a cult classic worthy of study. This book analyzes the film text from nearly every possible viewpoint, using both academic and popular film theories.
Austin presents a multi-dimensional investigation of popular film as a commercial, cultural and social phenomenon, focusing on "Basic Instinct", "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and "Natural Born Killers"; and on important - and marketable - issues such as sex and violence.
Stars, studio heads and colleagues - David Putnam is a regular target - all come under Parker's merciless gaze as he works out the frustrations of being a professional film-maker with acid wit in this collection of cartoons.
This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.
Jesuit scholar, Lloyd Baugh, extends the fascination of artists throughout the ages with the person of Jesus Christ to contemporary cinema, tracing the treatment filmakers have given Jesus from the early days of the medium up to the present day.
This text puts women back into the history of camp. This is linked in with feminist discussions of gender, parody, performance, and spectatorship. Figures like Mae West, Joan Crawford and Madonna are examined, along with the films "Gold Diggers of 1933" and "Johnny Guitar".
Among the growing number of books written by philosophers on film, Reel Arguments aims to be one of the most accessible. This volume offers several examples of how films contain important philosophical lessons about how we live our lives, and in turn how philosophy helps us to better understand film.
Establishes the theoretical foundations and implications of the genre of Gnostic cinema. This book develops these theoretical elements in the contexts of Gnosticism and the esoteric traditions emerging from it, Cabbala and alchemy. It discusses the functions of genre, the relationships between cinema and psychology, the romance of film, and more.
What is behind the phenomenal success of entertainment businesses such as Warner Bros, Marvel Enterprises and Manchester United - along with such stars as Jay-Z and Lady Gaga? In this book, the author explains a powerful truth about the world of entertainment: building a business around blockbuster products is the surest path to long-term success.
This text brings together Henry A. Giroux's best-known essays from the last 20 years, centring on important subjects on the cultural studies and pop culture agenda, including violence, race, class, gender, identity, politics, and children's culture.
This work examines the reasons why anthropologists have not used the camera as a research instrument or film as a means of communicating ethnographic knowledge. It suggests that images and words in this discipline operate on different logical levels.
The scope of this collection is indicative of the breadth and diversity of music's role in cinema, as is its emphasis on musical contributions to 'non-musical' films. It brings together chapters that are concerned with the relationship between performance, music and film and the specificity of national, historical, social, and cultural contexts.
A study of the rape-revenge film. Jacinda Read suggests that the rape-revenge cycle can be read as one of the primary ways in which Hollywood has attempted to make sense of feminism and the changing shape of heterosexual femininity in the post-1970 period.
A provocative look at films directed and written - and sometimes produced - by African Americans, as well as black-oriented films whose directors and or screenwriters are not black. Taking us through the the development of African American independent filmmaking before and after World War II.
Features theories, debates, and approaches to the study of film. This volume provides an overview of the main disciplinary approaches to film studies, an explanation of the main concepts and methods involved in film analysis, a survey of the main issues and debates in the study of film, and critical discussion of key areas.
This new edition of The Story of Film, published to coincide with the fascinating 15-hour film documentary airing in September 2011, updates the most accessible and compelling history of the medium yet published.
Film is considered to be the dominant art form of the twentieth century. It can be considered many other things; a record of events, a modern mythology, a career, an industry, an art, a hobby, and much else. Michael Wood explores the history of film, its venture into the digital age, and its role and impact on modern society.
Since its original publication in 1977, this hugely popular book has become the definitive source on film and media. Now, Monaco offers a special anniversary edition of his classic work, featuring a new preface and several new sections.
This volume covers all aspects of film studies, including critical terms, concepts, movements, national and international cinemas, film history, genres, organizations, practices, and key technical terms and concepts. It is an ideal reference for students and teachers of film studies and anyone with an interest in film studies and criticism.
Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre.
An accessible and up to date guide to one hundred of World Cinema's most interesting and influential cult movies. Covering a diverse range of genres and films from 1920 to the present day, this lavishly illustrated volume includes entries on films ranging from 'This is Spinal Tap' to 'Donnie Darko'.
This new edition covers thehistory of avante-garde film and video, ranging from Cezanne and dada, via Cocteau, Brakhage and Le Grice, to the new wave of British video artists in the 1990s. The author also reconstitutes the avante-garde film as an independent form of art practice with its own internal logic and aesthetic discourse.