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Jesus of Hollywood

Adele Reinhartz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a study of the movies made about Jesus, from the earliest silent films through to Mel Gibson's 2004 The Passion of the Christ. Its main argument is that these movies fit into the ... More


Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts

Louis-Georges Schwartz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195315059
eISBN:
9780199871995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315059.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the history of evidentiary film and video in United States Courts. Case-law and other documents trace the development of rules for the use and interpretation of moving images ... More


Fiction, Non-fiction, and the Film of Presumptive Assertion: A Conceptual Analysis

NoÈl Carroll

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter attempts to define ‘films of presumptive assertion’. This is the proposed label for the field of film studies that has been typically labeled as documentary and non-fiction. The chapter ... More


Religion and Film

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639342
eISBN:
9780191738098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter considers the way this project may be located within the burgeoning academic discourse that marries theology or religious studies with film studies and film theory. A survey of writing ... 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


Law and Film Studies: Autonomy and Theory

Peter Robson

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the implications for law and film studies of limited directed engagement with theoretical and methodological practices appropriate in this area of scholarship. It discusses the ... More


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

Ian Aitken

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book embraces studies of cinematic realism and nineteenth-century tradition; the realist film theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer; and the relationship of realist film theory to the ... More


Music in the Movies: A Philosophical Enquiry

Peter Kivy

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter aims to show the roots of movie music in the tradition of Western art music for the stage and the consideration of the specific musical practice music in the movies in this chapter. The ... More


Digital Film Production Studies

Sarah Atkinson

in From Film Practice to Data Process: Production Aesthetics and Representational Practices of a Film Industry in Transition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748693580
eISBN:
9781474444668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693580.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter provides a state-of-the field picture in 2012 – a moment where industry discourse was rife with representations and images of the impacts of digital technologies upon film production. The ... More


Introduction

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the purpose of the book, which is to describe the experience of viewing visual fiction and the way in which this experience is created by the ... More


Prospects for Film Theory: A Personal Assessment

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the role played by film theory—or, as its acolytes are apt to say, simply Theory—in the rapid expansion of the film studies institution over the last two decades in the United ... More


The Cinema Intelligence Apparatus: Gregory Bateson, the Museum of Modern Art Film Library, and the Intelligence Work of Film Studies during World War II

Nathaniel Brennan

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Nathaniel Brennan, discusses the efforts of the Museum of Modern Art Film Library to make use of captured enemy motion pictures on behalf of the federal government’s wartime ... More


Space of Scholarship: Trans/National and Comparative Studies

Yingjin Zhang

in Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833374
eISBN:
9780824870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833374.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the scale of the national used to occupy the central attention in film studies and argues that the resulting myth of a unified national cinema in a given nation-state must be ... More


Movement in film studies

Dimitris Eleftheriotis

in Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633128
eISBN:
9780748651269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633128.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the opening paragraph of an essay first published in 1977, David Bordwell points out that ‘camera movement in the cinema is one of the most difficult areas for critical analysis’. Frustratingly ... More


Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Torben Grodal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book is a bold theoretical account of the role of emotions and cognition in producing the aesthetic effects of film and television genres. It argues that film genres are mental structures that ... More


Watching an “Audience of Voyeurs”: Adult Film Reception

Elena Gorfinkel

in Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900175
eISBN:
9781452957708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900175.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Traces the reception of sexploitation film in the latter half of the 1960s, as pornography and obscenity begin to resonate publicly as national problems. It analyzes varied responses of audiences, ... More


The Perfect Nonhuman: Philosomorphism and the Animal Rendering of Thought

John Ó Maoilearca

in All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697342
eISBN:
9781452952291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter Four explores all the implications of a non-standard approach to thought for both animal and film (animation) studies, explaining how Laruelle’s humanism is actually a form of non-standard ... More


Fiction, Nonfiction, and the Film of Presumptive Assertion: Conceptual Analyses

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on an area of practice in both film studies and the culture at large that is typically labeled “the documentary,” or perhaps less frequently, “nonfiction film.” These labels are ... More


Introduction: New Directions in Horror Film Studies

Anna Powell

in Deleuze and Horror Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617470
eISBN:
9780748651061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617470.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Horror film fandom revels in the genre's special effects, but a corresponding theoretical exploration of horror aesthetics is scarce. The genre has showcased a strongly affective style from its ... More


Introduction: Deleuze, Film Studies and National Identity

David Martin-Jones

in Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622443
eISBN:
9780748651085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622443.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book uses Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of time to engage with a range of contemporary films from a number of different national cinemas. The films under discussion have all emerged within the ... More


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