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Introduction

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Feng Xiaogang is regarded as the most successful commercial film director since the middle of the 1990s. His films were so popular that they even surpassed imported Hollywood blockbusters at the box ... More


Introduction

Ann Davies

in Daniel Calparsoro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073649
eISBN:
9781781702093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073649.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the subject of this book: the work of a contemporary Spanish film director, Daniel Calparsoro, in auteurist terms. This study of Calparsoro discusses not only Calparsoro's ... More


Confronted with Too Much

Todd McGowan

in Spike Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038143
eISBN:
9780252095405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038143.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Spike Lee. Lee's films employ types of excess such as unconventional shots, extreme characters, and improbable scenes to intervene in critical issues that trouble ... More


The Fabric of Desire

Thibaut Schilt

in François Ozon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036002
eISBN:
9780252093043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036002.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on François Ozon's entire film career to date. It suggests that despite tremendous diversity in terms of cinematic choices (on generic, formal, and thematic ... More


Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Brent Phillips

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During his lifetime, Charles “Chuck” Walters enjoyed a reputation as one of the foremost director-choreographers of Hollywood motion pictures. From his earliest directorial triumphs, Good News, ... More


Auteurdämmerung: David Cronenberg, George A. Romero, and the Twilight of the (North) American Horror Auteur

Craig Bernardini

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the careers of David Cronenberg and George A. Romero, charting the evolution of two notable horror film auteurs from their origins in what the rhetoric of crisis has construed ... More


Introduction

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/9780719064524.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an account of the films of Anthony Asquith, and draws attention to the varied body of work with which he is associated. His works have been positioned in relation to the various ... More


A Ghostly Archeology: The Art-House Genre Cinema of Christian Petzold

Jaimey Fisher

in Christian Petzold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037986
eISBN:
9780252095238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037986.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Christian Petzold. Over the past twenty years and across eleven feature-length works, Petzold has established himself as the most critically acclaimed director in ... More


Bathed in the Fading Light

Michael Koresky

in Terence Davies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038617
eISBN:
9780252096549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038617.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the film career of British director Terence Davies. The cinema of Davies is one of contradictions—between beauty and ugliness, the real and the artificial, progression and ... More


Making the Waves: Cinema as Performance

Linda Badley

in Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035913
eISBN:
9780252095429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035913.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on Lars von Trier's film career. It argues that unlike auteurs shaped by existing conditions, trends, or movements within or outside the mainstream industry, Trier ... More


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