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Epilogue

Stephen Teo

in Director in Action

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098398
eISBN:
9789882206823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Johnnie To's enunciating role as an auteur of genre film through the convention of the happy ending, as a method of drawing certain conclusions about To's achievements to date. ... More


Introduction: The Formation of the Genre

Christine Cornea

in Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The science fiction film genre is separate from the irrational or unconscious meanderings of the human mind. In line with this, this book regularly pertains to examples of the genre that can found on ... More


Gangsters, Champions, and the History of the Boxing Film

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/9781604739886.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the history of the American boxing film from the coming of sound to the end of the twentieth century. It characterizes the chief cycles of film production in order to explain ... More


Introduction

G. Andrew Stuckey

in Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The “Introduction” describes the theoretical and practical understanding of what metacinema is and does in the context of Chinese filmmaking. Metacinema is a kind of textual reflexivity that ... More


Why the Boxing Film?: The Meaningful Structure of the Boxing Film Genre

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/9781604739886.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter defines the boxing film genre and describes its conventions, including animating conflicts, model plot, major characters and settings, boxing’s mise-en-scène, and the viewer’s typical ... More


Post-war films 1 – genre and British cinema

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/9780719064524.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter sheds light on the post-war British film industry and the turn Asquith's career took during these times. He was well established as one of the British cinema's leading directors on the ... 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


Whither the Serial Killer Movie?

Philip L. Simpson

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/9781604734539.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a critical overview of the serial killer film, especially in the light of the subgenre’s intense cultural significance during the 1980s and 1990s and its subsequent descent into ... More


Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Christine Gledhill (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book challenges traditional ways of thinking about the relationship between gender and genre, understanding their meeting as a mutually transformative encounter. Responding to postmodernist ... 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


“Hitting Below the Belt”: Violence, Suffering, and Male Emotion

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/9781604739886.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines violence in the boxing film, arguing that though an entertainment, the boxing film portrays suffering as central to experience. The genre also highlights conflicts between ... 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


Everyday Structures/Everyday Language: (Breillat 2001), (Dumont 2003)

Alison Taylor

in Troubled Everyday: The Aesthetics of Violence and the Everyday in European Art Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415224
eISBN:
9781474434829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415224.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter four expands on both the aesthetic tendency to refuse guidance in relation to depictions of violence, and the need in the critical discourse that surrounds extreme cinema to impose coherence ... More


Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

G. Andrew Stuckey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Depictions within a movie of either filmmaking or film watching are hardly novel, but the dramatic expansion of the reach of the metacinematic into contemporary Chinese cinemas is nothing short of ... More


Epilogue: Into the Twenty-First Century

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/9781604739886.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This epilogue considers three boxing films that attracted a large audience in 2005—Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, Million Dollar Baby, and Cinderella Man—and takes stock ... 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


Introduction:: The Noir Turn

Homer B. Pettey

in Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691074
eISBN:
9781474406420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691074.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

For historical, literary, and artistic comparison, Daumier and Dmytryk share similar aesthetic vision and political critiques of their societies, which produced the first American noirs. When ... More


Romance and the Ring: Gender Conflict in the Boxing Film

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/9781604739886.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines romance in the boxing film. A crisis of masculinity is characteristic of the genre, where the boxer must choose between remaining loyal to the manly ethos of the ring, or ... More


It’s a Mann’s World?

Adam Segal

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shows how there can be no easily assumed relationship between genres and gendered audiences, for as socially circulating gender assumptions change, they bring with them consequent shifts ... More


Introduction: A Life in Pictures

Ellen Cheshire

in Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the dearth of critical writing on the bio-pic despite their incredible popularity both at the box office and at award ceremonies. There are ... More


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