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A Very Nervous Person's Guide to Horror Movies

A Very Nervous Person's Guide to Horror Movies

Mathias Clasen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197535899
eISBN:
9780197535936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197535899.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Films about chainsaw killers, demonic possession, and ghostly intruders. Screaming audiences with sleepless nights or sweat-drenched nightmares in their immediate future. What’s going on here? ... More

MetacinemaThe Form and Content of Filmic Reference and Reflexivity

Metacinema: The Form and Content of Filmic Reference and Reflexivity

David LaRocca (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190095345
eISBN:
9780190095383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

When a work of art shows an interest in its own status as a work of art—either by reference to itself or to other works—we have become accustomed to calling this move “meta.” While scholars and ... More

Cognitive Film and Media Ethics

Cognitive Film and Media Ethics

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197552889
eISBN:
9780197552926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cognitive Film and Media Ethics provides a grounding in the use of cognitive science to address key questions in film, television, and screen media ethics. This book extends prior works in cognitive ... More

The Melancholy LensLoss and Mourning in American Avant-Garde Cinema

The Melancholy Lens: Loss and Mourning in American Avant-Garde Cinema

Tony Pipolo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197551165
eISBN:
9780197551202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197551165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Melancholy Lens is an original study of the films and videos of five major figures of American avant-garde cinema: Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Gregory Markopoulos, Robert Beavers, and Ernie Gehr. ... More

Cinematic TVSerial Drama goes to the Movies

Cinematic TV: Serial Drama goes to the Movies

Rashna Wadia Richards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190071257
eISBN:
9780190071295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071257.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the last two decades, media scholars have often suggested that television has become cinematic. Once considered “a mere instrument of transmission,” as Rudolf Arnheim put it, or derided as a vast ... More

Media VentriloquismHow Audiovisual Technologies Transform the Voice-Body Relationship

Media Ventriloquism: How Audiovisual Technologies Transform the Voice-Body Relationship

Jaimie Baron, Jennifer Fleeger, and Shannon Wong Lerner (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197563625
eISBN:
9780197563663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Media Ventriloquism repurposes the term “ventriloquism,” which has traditionally referred to the act of throwing one’s voice into an object that appears to speak, to reflect our complex vocal ... More

Engineering HollywoodTechnology, Technicians, and the Science of Building the Studio System

Engineering Hollywood: Technology, Technicians, and the Science of Building the Studio System

Luci Marzola

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190885588
eISBN:
9780190885625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Engineering Hollywood tells the story of the formation of the Hollywood studio system not as the product of a genius producer, but as an industry that brought together creative practices and myriad ... More

Reframing Vivien LeighStardom, Gender, and the Archive

Reframing Vivien Leigh: Stardom, Gender, and the Archive

Lisa Stead

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190906504
eISBN:
9780190906542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906504.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Reframing Vivien Leigh takes a fresh new look at one of the twentieth century’s most iconic stars. Focusing on Vivien Leigh as a distinctly archival subject, the book draws upon original oral history ... More

Soviet Art HouseLenfilm Studio under Brezhnev

Soviet Art House: Lenfilm Studio under Brezhnev

Catriona Kelly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197548363
eISBN:
9780197548400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines cinema in the Brezhnev era from the perspective of one of the USSR’s largest studios, Lenfilm. Producing around thirty feature films per year, the studio had over three thousand ... More

Beyond BiasConservative Media, Documentary Form, and the Politics of Hysteria

Beyond Bias: Conservative Media, Documentary Form, and the Politics of Hysteria

Scott Krzych

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197551219
eISBN:
9780197551257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197551219.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

“Bias” is a term that circulates frequently in the contemporary landscape of political media, a term intended to diagnose a failure when media outlets fail to maintain journalistic objectivity. ... More

Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling

Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling

Mark Minett

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197523827
eISBN:
9780197523865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling reveals an Altman barely glimpsed in previous critical accounts of the filmmaker. This re-examination of his seminal work during the ... More

Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Mark Glancy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Archie Leach was a poorly educated, working-class boy from a troubled family living in the backstreets of Bristol. Cary Grant was Hollywood’s most debonair film star—the embodiment of worldly ... More

Absent the ArchiveCultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Lia Brozgal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris: The October 17, 1961 Anarchive is the first cultural history devoted to literary and visual representations of the police massacre of peaceful Algerian ... More

Experimental GamesCritique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification

Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification

Patrick Jagoda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226629834
eISBN:
9780226630038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In our unprecedentedly networked world, games have come to occupy an important space in many of our everyday lives. Digital games alone engage an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide as of 2020, ... More

The Cinema of Francesco Rosi

The Cinema of Francesco Rosi

Gaetana Marrone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190885632
eISBN:
9780190885670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885632.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Francesco Rosi’s work, which includes an impressive number of individually celebrated films, occupies a unique place in postwar Italian, indeed postwar world, cinema. Over the years, Rosi has offered ... More

Dancing WomenChoreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema

Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema

Usha Iyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190938734
eISBN:
9780190938772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938734.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema, an ambitious study of two of South Asia’s most popular cultural forms—cinema and dance—historicizes and theorizes the material and ... More

Republican Citizens, Precarious SubjectsRepresentations of Work in Post-Fordist France

Republican Citizens, Precarious Subjects: Representations of Work in Post-Fordist France

Jeremy F. Lane

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622140
eISBN:
9781800341555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Over recent decades concerns at the increased scarcity and precarity of salaried employment have dominated political struggles, theoretical debates and cultural representations in France. This study ... More

The Art of Cinematic StorytellingA Visual Guide to Planning Shots, Cuts, and Transitions

The Art of Cinematic Storytelling: A Visual Guide to Planning Shots, Cuts, and Transitions

Kelly Gordon Brine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190054328
eISBN:
9780190054366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054328.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Art of Cinematic Storytelling: A Visual Guide to Planning Shots, Cuts, and Transitions is a practical introduction to the design of shots, cuts, and transitions for film, video, television, ... More

The Camera LiesActing for Hitchcock

The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Dan Callahan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Though he was known for saying, “Actors are cattle,” Alfred Hitchcock had highly specific ideas about film acting, which he saw in terms of contrast and counterpoint. Hitchcock was a theorist of ... More

Romantic CapabilitiesBlake, Scott, Austen, and the New Messages of Old Media

Romantic Capabilities: Blake, Scott, Austen, and the New Messages of Old Media

Mike Goode

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198862369
eISBN:
9780191894916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Romantic Capabilities argues that popular new media uses of literary texts often activate and make visible ways the texts were already about their relationship to medium. Devising and modelling a ... More

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