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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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