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Far from Heaven

Glyn Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nominated for four Oscars, Far from Heaven earned rave reviews and won widespread cultural and critical recognition. A knowing and emotionally involving homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, this film ... More


Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Elena del Rio

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635252
eISBN:
9780748651146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635252.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers a unique reconsideration of the performing body that privileges the notion of affective force over that of visual form at the centre of former theories of spectacle and ... More


Cinematic Spectacles and the Rise of the Independents

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the advent of the new age of television and a refining of the cinematic experience in the 1950s. As television began to take off outside the studios' control, audiences for ... More


Animated Fetishes

Elena del Río

in Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635252
eISBN:
9780748651146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635252.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter challenges the notion of the female body as a visual, static fetish by focusing on the body's expressive capacities and their effect upon oppressive structures. It provides a critical ... More


Thinking with the Heart: Sirk and Pictorial Reception

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 ("Thinking with the Heart: Sirk and Pictorial Reception) analyses some of the still moments that have been built into many of this director's most arresting cinematic tableaux in relation ... More


The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Tom Ryan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Working in Europe during the 1930s, mainly for Germany’s UFA studios, and then in America in the 1940s and ’50s, Douglas Sirk brought to all his work a distinctive style that has led to his ... More


Authorship

Glyn Davis

in Far from Heaven

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the notion of authorship. Far from Heaven was marketed and advertised to audiences as ‘a Todd Haynes film’, and part of this chapter is devoted to identifying the ways in which ... More


Concerning the Spiritual in Art: Magnificent Obsession and the Influence of Modernist Painting

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 investigates the influence of Modernist art and art theory on this highly sophisticated film artist's formal approach, which includes a rereading of Magnificent Obsession that has been ... More


Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Victoria L. Evans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first truly interdisciplinary analysis to link Douglas Sirk’s striking visual aesthetic to key movements in twentieth century art and architecture, this book reveals how the exaggerated artifice ... More


The Invasion of Machines and Machine Culture

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 ("The Invasion of Machines and Machine Culture") builds upon Ben Singer's observation in Melodrama and Modernity that this genre reflects the spectator's growing fear of the machines that ... More


Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Harper Cossar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126517
eISBN:
9780813135618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126517.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When widescreen technology was introduced to filmmaking in 1953, it changed the visual framework and aesthetic qualities of cinema forever. Before widescreen, a director's vision for capturing ... More


Introduction

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After describing one of Peter Greenaway's recent efforts to move beyond the limits of the cinema, Evans proposes that Douglas Sirk had already begun to dissolve the boundaries the medium by ... More


Imitation of Life and the Depiction of Suburban Space

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After some discussion of the impact of the automobile on the shape of the twentieth-century American city, Chapter 4 ("Imitation of Life and the Depiction of Suburban Space") contrasts John Stahl's ... More


Final Chord and ‘Die Neue Welt’: The Mise-en-scène of Aufbruch1

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 ("Final Chord and 'Die Neue Welt': The Mise-en-Scène of Aufbruch")examines the only film from Sirk's German period to depict twentieth-century urban life. In the prologue that the director ... More


Back to the Future: Modernist Architecture and All That Heaven Allows

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since every stage of Ron Kirby and Carey Scott's relationship is marked by alterations in their domestic environments, Chapter 6 ("Back to the Future: Modernist Architecture and All That Heaven ... More


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