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Popular Music as Film Music

Gregory D. Booth

in Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327632
eISBN:
9780199852055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327632.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the interaction between music and film in India, particularly the intense and symbiotic relationships between popular film and popular music. It evaluates the impact of the ... More


The Distance from Delhi: 1970–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Kannada cinema in the 1970s, covering both popular and art films. It explores the first Kannada art film —Samskara (1970), based on a 1965 novel by U. R. Ananthamurthy, about a ... More


Why popular films are popular: identification, imitation and critical mortification

David Platten

in Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078163
eISBN:
9781781705056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078163.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that the French popular film is a contradiction in terms: French cinema has long been associated with high culture, and despite the iconoclastic verve and youth appeal of the ... More


A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film in the 1960s

Sally Faulkner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621606
eISBN:
9780748651078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621606.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A key decade in world cinema, the 1960s was also a crucial era of change in Spain. This book focuses in depth on this period in Spain, and analyses six films that reflect and interpret these ... More


Who Killed the Tough Guy?: Continuity and Rupture in the Tradition

Blake Atwood

in Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter moves beyond the art-house films that typically determine the scholarship on Iranian cinema and asks how Khatami’s presidency impacted popular cinema as well. A comparison between Mas’ud ... More


Pedagogic Practices and Newer Approaches to Contemporary Bollywood 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/9780748696345.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on pedagogic practices and newer approaches to contemporary Bollywood cinema. It begins with a discussion of Satyajit Ray's views on popular Indian cinema and the reasons for ... More


The Greatest Epic of the Twenty-first Century?

Deborah Bridge

in The Return of the Epic Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684021
eISBN:
9780748697069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684021.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One epic series in particular fulfils a number of definitions of the epic without itself being considered epic. It not only embraces “popular trends and ideals that define or represent an era” and ... More


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

Paul Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164382
eISBN:
9780231536028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that philosophy must take up the fundamental concerns of love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith as they are found in contemporary culture. It demonstrates how this can be ... More


Icons

Chris Perriam

in Spanish Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748665860
eISBN:
9780748684267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665860.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter links the growing awareness of Spanish queer cultures as seen in films and filmmaking to the emergence of iconic figures of different sorts. It engages in some brief, close readings of ... More


Philosophy, Democracy, and the Turn to Film

Paul W. Kahn

in Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164382
eISBN:
9780231536028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164382.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the need for a new course in philosophical inquiry. Philosophy is an academic discipline addressing a professional readership, and therefore, must be an accessible form of ... More


Popular Culture, the Final Frontier: How Far Should We Boldly Go?

David Looseley

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the place of contemporary popular culture in French Studies. It considers the reasons behind UK French Studies's absence of engagement with popular culture, and cites a semantic ... More


One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II

M. Todd Bennett

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835746
eISBN:
9781469601465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837467_bennett
Subject:
History, World Modern History

World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate ... More


Sand Castles: Nacer Khemir’s The Wanderers of the Desert (1986), The Lost Neckring of the Dove (1991), and Baba Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (2005)

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/9780190262570.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the three films of Tunisian Nacer Khemir’s Desert Trilogy, The Wanderers of the Desert (1986), The Lost Neckring of the Dove (1991), and the 2005 Baba Aziz: The Prince Who ... More


Unexploded Bombs

in The War Complex: World War II in Our Time

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226808550
eISBN:
9780226808796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226808796.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents a particular dimension of cultural representation— that of fiction, and especially elite fiction made into popular films—and it begins with two observations. First: if one ... More


Music Makes Me

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

The chapter looks at the art and craft of writing songs for films, plus the rewards (money and Oscars) and hazards (possible deletion). Harold Arlen and “Over the Rainbow,” nearly cut from The Wizard ... More


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