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From Italian Neorealism to New Latin American Cinema: Ruptures and Continuities during the 1960s

Mariano Mestman

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the influence of Italian postwar neorealist films on the so-called New Latin American Cinema (NLAC) of the 1960s, and narrates a story that goes from the 1950s cinema of ... More


American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Anna Backman Rogers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Anna Backman Rogers argues that American independent cinema is a cinema not merely in crisis, but also of crisis. As a cinema which often explores the rite of passage by explicitly drawing on ... More


Cuba

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

For a small nation Cuba has been a major player in the context of the Caribbean region. Following the 1959 revolution Cuban cinema emerged at the forefront of cultural production, facilitated by the ... More


In Secrecy's Shadow: The OSS and CIA in Hollywood Cinema 1941-1979

Simon Willmetts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748692996
eISBN:
9781474421935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692996.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Don DeLillo once described the CIA as “America’s myth”, an agency that “takes on shapes and appearences embodying whatever we need to know ourselves or unburden ourselves.” This book is the story of ... More


Colonialism in Latin American Road Movies

Natália Pinazza

in Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474421836
eISBN:
9781474460118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421836.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the 1990s there has been a marked increase in Latin American road movies. The adoption of this internationally recognised genre has enabled those films to be considered part of, and in dialogue ... More


The Politics of Place in the “Cinema of Allende”

Camilo D. Trumper

in Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520289901
eISBN:
9780520964303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289901.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 5 studies documentary films as rich historical documents and creative political exercises. Chilean documentarians turned their attention to the streets in order to reconcile cinematic form ... More


Introduction

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American independent cinema is certainly a cinema in crisis, but it is also a cinema of crisis. A great deal of useful scholarship has been carried out on the notion of independence and the ... More


Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Heidi Wilkins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The representation of gender in film remains an intensely debated topic, particularly in academic considerations of US mainstream cinema where it is often perceived as perpetuating rigid, binary ... More


Chapter Two

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By using the Western as a genre ‘in crisis’, Dead Man counteracts the particular version of history it has perpetuated and come to be associated with. In its more traditional form, the Western is a ... More


American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Rebecca A. Sheehan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Can films philosophize rather than simply represent philosophical ideas developed outside the cinematic medium? Taking up this question crucial to the field of film-philosophy, this book argues that ... More


Conclusion: The Crisis Image – Mumblecore and Beyond

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By way of conclusion and further development of the notion of a cinema of crisis, I will extend briefly this study’s theoretical framework to the work of Harmony Korine, Kelly Reichardt and the ... More


D.A. Pennebaker

Keith Beattie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036590
eISBN:
9780252093647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036590.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career and prolific works of D. A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a ... More


Chapter One

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Overtly, the film is about the trauma these boys suffer after the girls’ suicides and their inability to deal collectively with their deaths. On a formal level, however, the film is concerned with ... More


Chapter Three

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Somewhere focuses not only on a life-crisis, but also on an extended liminal moment in a character’s life. Johnny’s life is in suspension; his lack of focus and direction is visualised in the ... More


Introduction

Heidi Wilkins

in Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines a range of so-called ‘male’ and ‘female’ film genres in order to uncover the ways in which film sound conveys meanings about gender. The notion of genre has played a key role in ... More


Conclusion

Heidi Wilkins

in Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Representations of gender have varied greatly during this sustained period of film. Furthermore, it seems that while stable, hegemonic – or stereotypical – notions of gender have arguably always been ... More


Meatpacking District: Light and Darkness Among the Ruins

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

in Cruising

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This first chapter introduces many of the themes and theories that will be disseminated throughout the book and chronicles all the events that brought director William Friedkin to cross paths with ... More


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