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The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

B. F. Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers an opportunity to reconsider the films of the British New Wave in the light of forty years of heated debate. By eschewing the usual tendency to view films such as A Kind of Loving ... More


Film Theory and Philosophy

Richard Allen and Murray Smith (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

While concepts from and debates within continental philosophy have long formed a backdrop to arguments in film theory and criticism, exchanges between Anglo-American ‘analytic’ philosophy and film ... More


The British New Wave: a certain tendency?

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The British New Wave is the name conventionally given to a series of films released between 1959 and 1963. Conventional approaches to these films place emphasis upon viewing them as a series, ... More


Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Steven Caton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210820
eISBN:
9780520919891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210820.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Combining ethnography, film criticism, and extensive knowledge of the Middle East, this book presents an examination of the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia. The book is interested in why this epic ... More


Realism, Nationalism and ‘Film Culture’

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the coming of sound was an important phase in the bid for naturalism in the cinema. By the end of the 1920s many filmmakers across different national cinemas were in ... More


Impossible Liaisons? Genre and Feminist Film Criticism

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces how, traditionally, feminist analyses of films authored by women tended to centre on experimental or art-house cinema and, subsequently, on genres culturally codified as ‘female’. ... More


Joseon Cinema, Cinematic Joseon: on some Critical Questions of Joseon Cinema

Dong Hoon Kim

in Eclipsed Cinema: The Film Culture of Colonial Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474421805
eISBN:
9781474434782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421805.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks into the varied efforts of filmmakers to develop Joseon film culture and to define what constituted Joseon film from the early 1920s up to the late 1930s. Specifically, it explores ... More


Single vessels and twisting ropes

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reconsiders the style and meaning of British New Wave cinema. The examination of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey or Billy Liar, is based upon the pressing desire to ... More


Dario Argento: Doing Violence on Film

L. Andrew Cooper

in Dario Argento

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037092
eISBN:
9780252094385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037092.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the extreme violence that pervades Dario Argento's films, and particularly the ways in which they push the limits of visual and auditory experience by offending, confusing, ... More


Film Talk: C. A. Lejeune and the Female Film Critic

Lisa Stead

in Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how early film criticism evolved as a distinct branch of women’s interwar ‘film talk’ through writers such as Iris Barry and Dilys Powell, taking C. A. Lejeune as a central case ... More


The Network of Intermediaries

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a concise characterisation of the network of intermediaries: film distribution, the issue of copyright, and the phenomenon of film criticism. Film distribution traditionally forms ... More


Contemporary Scottish Cinema

Neil Blain and David Hutchison

in The Media in Scotland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627998
eISBN:
9780748671205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627998.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The chapter starts by countering the view that Scottish cinema is under-developed, noting recent diversity, and films which challenge dominant cinematic forms. The chapter proceeds to discuss a form ... More


Engaging the Moving Image

Noël Carroll

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This collection of essays discusses topics in philosophy, film theory, and film criticism. Drawing on concepts from cognitive psychology and analytic philosophy, the author examines a wide range of ... More


The formative years

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts the topography of the British film industry in the 1920s, when Anthony Asquith began his film career. Asquith entered the film industry in the mid-1920s, towards the end of the ... More


Distant Observers: Film Criticism and the Making of a Bengali Film Culture

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter excavates an emerging discourse on cinema in Bengal in the 1920s–1940s and reads it as an attempt by elites to reassert cultural authority in a realm perceived to be increasingly ... More


Thrust with a Rapier and Run: The Critics and Preston Sturges

G. Tom Poe

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses two major questions in regard to the critical reception of the career and films of Preston Sturges. The first question is how Sturges’s public persona as a “madcap” personality ... More


Anti-Bollywood: Traditional Modes of Studying Indian Cinema

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/9780748696345.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Indian film criticism, with a particular focus on traditional modes of studying Indian cinema. It first traces the history of the development of the Bombay film industry from ... More


The Emergence of the Films Division: Institutional Roots and Tensions

Peter Sutoris

in Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948–75

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608323
eISBN:
9780190663001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608323.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter begins with the discussion of the birth of the Films Division as Nehru’s brainchild and the hope Indian filmmakers placed in the power of the documentary medium to contribute to the ... More


Theo Angelopoulos as Film Critic

Maria Chalkou

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Theo Angelopoulos' work as a film critic, focusing on the ways in which he was invested in cinema — personally, professionally, intellectually and aesthetically — even before ... More


Chapter 2

Louis Bayman

in The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748656424
eISBN:
9781474400947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656424.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Given not only the proliferation of melodrama in neorealism but also its presence in post-war modernism, this chapter examines melodrama as a way of representing states of authenticity, suffering, ... More


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