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And the War Came

Robert Jackson

in Fade In, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190660178
eISBN:
9780190660215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660178.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 4 deals with the cinematic legacies of the Civil War, from very early documentary films featuring Confederate Memorial Days and battlefield reenactments to the two most significant feature ... More


Art and Genre in Raging Bull (1980)

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the film, Raging Bull. It reviews the film’s production history and reception, and then analyzes the genre conventions governing plot, character, setting/iconography, ... More


Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Ellen Cheshire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers a series of case studies that throw light on the type of films that are collectively known as bio-pics. It asks whether the bio-pic is a genre in its own right, or whether such films ... More


Blow Out (1981)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines De Palma's distancing from his pigeonholed role as a “specialist in B-movie horror” in the film, Blow Out (1981). The film itself begins with a parody of a B-grade horror film, ... More


Body and Soul: The Conflict between the Flesh and the Spirit

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the body and soul conflict in the boxing film genre. The boxing film highlights the quest in American culture for a spiritual alternative to the sensual. In the genre, art, ... More


Body genres, night vision and the female monster: REC and the contemporary horror film

Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hand-held cameras and night vision technology have become increasingly common in the contemporary horror film. Taking Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's phenomenally successful REC films (2007, 2009, ... More


Breaking Out: Nejib Belkadhi’s VHS Kahloucha (2007)

Suzanne Gauch

in Maghrebs in Motion: North African Cinema in Nine Movements

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262570
eISBN:
9780190262600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262570.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes how Nejib Belkadhi’s biopic, documentary VHS Kahloucha scrambles stereotypical discourses employed to contain poor and working-class Arab men. Deceptively realist, the film ... More


Capital and popular cinema: The dollars are coming!

Valentina Vitali

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099656
eISBN:
9781526109774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099656.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While post-war popular cinema has traditionally been excluded from accounts of national cinemas, the last fifteen years have seen the academy’s gradual rediscovery of cult and, more, generally, ... More


Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632855
eISBN:
9780748670833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632855.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The martial arts genre known as wuxia (literally ‘martial chivalry’) is one of the oldest in the Chinese cinema. Its antecedents are closely tied to the historical knights-errant known as xia who ... More


The Chinese Parrot: Technê-Pop Culture and the Oriental Detective Genre

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the “Oriental Detective” genre in Hollywood cinema during the 1930s and 1940s. Whereas most discussions of the Oriental detective genre have tended to focus on whether or not ... More


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