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Transcendental illusion and the scope for realism: cinematic realism, philosophical realism and film theory

Ian Aitken

in Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the key themes of nineteenth-century realism and of Lukács's model of cinematic realism, establishing central themes and characteristics of an intuitionist-realist model of ... More


Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Narrative complexity is a trend in contemporary cinema. Since the late 1990s there has been a palpable increase in complex storytelling in movies. But how and why do complex movies create perplexity ... More


Introduction: The Bollywood Eclipse

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines changes in Bollywood's film production during the twenty-first century, and particularly after its economic liberalisation, giving rise to a ‘New Bollywood’. It shows how the ... More


Contemporary Complex Cinema

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 briefly introduces the trend of narrative complexity in contemporary cinema. It concisely positions narrative complexity within broader shifts in the audiovisual media landscape, including ... More


Introduction

Ian Aitken

in Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores two traditions of realist film theory and cinema, namely, ‘intuitionist realist tradition’ and the ‘nineteenth-century Lukácsian tradition’. It examines the rejection of the ... More


Introduction

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the study, which comprises five films that offer complex and sophisticated treatments of the linked themes of nationhood and history. One of the most ... More


Introduction: Proprioceptive Aesthetics, or the Cinema

Scott C. Richmond

in Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction of Cinema's Bodily Illusions offers an overview of proprioceptive aesthetics as a problem in contemporary film and film theory. It lays out the problems of the book: proprioception ... More


Forced to Choose: Queer Indigeneity in Film

Lisa Tatonetti

in The Queerness of Native American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692781
eISBN:
9781452949642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692781.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter assesses the images that have been used to depict queer Native people in contemporary narrative film. Contemporary narrative film, which offers the most widely viewed representations of ... More


Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Contemporary Chinese films are popular with audiences worldwide, but a key reason for their success has gone unnoticed: many of the films are adapted from brilliant literary works. This book is the ... More


Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Song Hwee Lim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836849
eISBN:
9780824869694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836849.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

How can we qualify slowness in cinema? What is the relationship between a cinema of slowness and a wider socio-cultural “slow movement”? A body of films that shares a propensity toward slowness has ... More


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