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Magic of the lens

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Wahl describes the movement of the camera and its magical ability to alter what it sees. At one point, Dreyer steps away from the camera to survey the landscape. While he is away, one of the actors, ... More


Breakaway

Leslie Berlin

in The Man behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195163438
eISBN:
9780199788569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter recounts the group of eight scientists' move from Shockley Semiconductor Labs to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, which was established under an agreement with Fairchild Camera and ... More


Camera Work: The Hieroglyphics of the New Photography

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is concerned with the role of Alfred Stieglitz and his magazine Camera Work in forging a connection between modern art, modern literature, and photography. It argues that Camera Work ... More


An Eyeminded People: Spectatorship in Dos Passos's U.S.A.

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the Camera Eye sections of Dos Passos's trilogy — which turn out to be a great deal less visual than is commonly supposed — as a key to the trilogy as a whole. What Dos Passos ... More


Sally Bowles and Berlin

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explains how Christopher Isherwood came to write his Berlin stories, the source of his Sally Bowles novella that became the basis for John van Druten's play I Am a Camera (1951) and then ... More


Nothing to Say: Fragments on the Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the uncanny link between photography and the mother in Roland Barthes' final book Camera Lucida, asking why his reflections on the ontology of photography ultimately take the ... More


Darkroom Readings: Scenes of Maternal Photography

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' gloss on Charles Clifford's nineteenth-century photograph “Alhambra” in Camera Lucida and explores how, via this image, Barthes conjures up an alternative model ... More


Shakespeare | Cut: Rethinking cutwork in an age of distraction

Bruce R. Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198735526
eISBN:
9780191822506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735526.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Video cuts in Shakespeare productions by companies like the Wooster Group and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, cut-and-paste searches of Shakespeare’s texts in online databases, cut-scenes from Shakespeare in ... More


Roland Barthes's Obtuse, Sharp Meaning and the Responsibilities of Commentary

Derek Attridge

in Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes what might be called a Derridean reading of its most significant concept, the punctum, concentrating on The Pleasure of the Text and The Empire of Signs, which play a special ... More


Space and Earth Science

Peter J. Westwick

in Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the role played by microelectronics in the development of the Wide Field/Planetary Camera (WF/PC) for the Hubble telescope, which was a major JPL effort in the 1980s. Along ... More


Setting the Scene: Proliferating Pictures and the Advent of Photography and Cinema

Jessica Lake

in The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged a Right to Privacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300214222
eISBN:
9780300225303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214222.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter offers an analysis of the changes in visual technologies that were occurring in the nineteenth century and the ways in which photography and cinema radically altered the experience of ... More


Medical Men and Peeping Toms: Spectacles of Monstrosity and the Camera’s Corporeal Violations

Jessica Lake

in The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged a Right to Privacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300214222
eISBN:
9780300225303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214222.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines cases in which a right to privacy was invoked by women to protest against violations of their bodies or the bodies of their newborn babies. This chapter offers a history of the ... More


Digital Live-Action 3-D

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

3D concert films and digital live action 3D adventure films. Sports 3D TV is also considered along with delivery using satellite and cable systems.


“Exposing the Apparatus”

Christian Metz

in "Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A film, even when it is free of ideology, cannot make the product and its mode of production coincide within itself, rather only the product and the mise-en-abyme of its process.


Acting for the camera in Spanish film magazines of the 1920s and 1930s

Eva Woods Peiró

in Performance and Spanish Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719097720
eISBN:
9781526121172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097720.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter locates specific instances in which writers, directors, and actors of the twenties referenced the actual object of the camera in relationship to Spanish film acting and performance. It ... More


A Company Man

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter explores Walters’ role as prolific stager of musical sequences at M-G-M and discusses the studio’s insistence for lengthy rehearsal periods. In Broadway Rhythm he creates showcases for ... More


: Neutral Mourning

John Paul Ricco

in The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, Roland Barthes’ book on photography Camera Lucida, is read alongside his lectures at the College de France on The Neutral and The Preparation of the Novel, in order to argue for the ... More


Blind Vision: A Photographic Touch

Kyoo Lee

in Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In what sense, and to what extent, can we say that Descartes is a photographic thinker? Engaging Wolf-Devine on the materialism of Cartesian vision among others as a point of departure, the reading ... More


‘Image-Writing’: The Essayistic/Sanwen in Chinese Nonfiction Cinema and Zhao Liang’s Behemoth

Kiki Tianqi Yu

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores ‘image writing’, an independent nonfiction film practice of experimenting with and ‘writing’ through moving images as an artistic expression and cultural intervention in ... More


Sherman’s March: Romantic Love in Documentary Films

David L. Paletz

in Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195384512
eISBN:
9780199350452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384512.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Romantic love, the heart of many fiction films, is rare in documentary films. This essay begins by explaining its absence and shows that, when it appears, romantic love is usually depicted ... More


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