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Playing with Cinema: The Master of the Con Game Film

Yannis Tzioumakis

in The Spanish Prisoner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This main focal point of this chapter is The Spanish Prisoner’s generic status. It introduces the labels ‘con artist film’ and ‘con game film’ and argues that Mamet’s film is an example of the second ... More


Old cities, new towns: criminality and cruelty

Paul Newland

in British films of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways in which a range of films shot in New Towns or other suburban locations in Britain during the 1970s offer evidence of shifts in representations of criminal behaviour ... More


. Brazilian Amateur Cinema and Fictional Films From Foto-Cine Clube Gaúcho

Lila Foster

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 2007, the collection of amateur films from Cinemateca do Capitólio (Porto Alegre, Brazil) won a restoration grant, work that was developed at the laboratories of Cinemateca Brasileira. The films, ... More


. The Aesthetic of the Possible: The Green Cockatoo As Bricolage of Heterogeneous Traditions

Siegfried Mattl and Vrääth Öhner

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the late 1920s, a group of Viennese craftsmen under the direction of the chimney sweep (and passionate piano player, wrestler and drama student) Franz Hohenberger, shot a feature-length crime ... More


Italian Crime Films and the Years of Lead

Austin Fisher

in Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474411721
eISBN:
9781474464727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411721.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter places Italy's 1970s within a broad continuum in post-war Western Europe, in which wartime schisms were silenced and shelved, only to reappear decades later into a transformed cultural ... More


Crime Films during the Period of the Production Code Administration

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 8 demonstrates the ways in which ideological constraints in studio-era Hollywood shaped the aesthetic properties of an entire body of crime films, now commonly known as film noir. The ... More


Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema

Austin Fisher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474411721
eISBN:
9781474464727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411721.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Blood in the Streets investigates the various ways in which 1970s Italian crime films were embedded in their immediate cultural and political contexts. The book analyses the emergence, proliferation ... More


. Invisible Cities, Visible Cinema: Illuminating Shadows in Late Film Noir

Tom Gunning

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Tom Gunning, pursues the relentless immersion, at street level, of the urbanite in a city doubly composed of the seen and unseen, image and shadow. Making evident what the ... More


Classicism and Deviation in His Girl Friday and Double Indemnity

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 illustrates an aesthetically productive balance between easy understanding and cognitive challenge in classical Hollywood cinema with extended analyses of His Girl Friday and Double ... More


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