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The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Janna Jones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Past Is a Moving Picture is a cultural analysis of how and why people have rescued, protected, and restored old film and how their efforts have created a massive memory bank of life in the ... More


Consuming Images: Film Art and the American Television Commercial

Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460682
eISBN:
9781474481083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460682.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The American television commercial exhibits an aesthetic and historical dynamic linking it directly to cinematic and media cultures. Consuming Images: Film Art and the American TelevisionCommercial ... More


Introduction

Frances C. Galt

in Women's Activism Behind the Screens: Trade Unions and Gender Inequality in the British Film and Television Industries

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529206296
eISBN:
9781529214475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206296.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter establishes the original contribution of the book by addressing why this research is necessary, where it sits within the existing literature and how this research has been conducted. ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman

Alicia Kozma and Finley Freibert (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474482349
eISBN:
9781399501606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482349.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume—the first ever devoted to director Doris Wishman—covers her vast filmography, and is inclusive of her less discussed later films, hardcore films, and nudist films. By situating Wishman ... More


Panorams, Motels, and Pirates: The Origins of Adult Video

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter one examines the early history of adult video from a variety of technological, cultural, and industrial perspectives beginning with the Panoram, a device invented in the 1940s and completely ... More


Smaller Than Life: Adult Video, Pleasure, and Control

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction offers an overview of relevant literature, a brief trajectory of the history of pornography before the video era, and an analysis of why the topic has not received much attention. ... More


Film historiography

Sian Barber

in Using film as a source

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090301
eISBN:
9781781708958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090301.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the history of film analysis and considers the different ways in which film has been approached, psceifically, film as art, as social history, as a cultural object and as ... More


Adult Video News: Selling XXX without the Sex

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter two explores the creation in 1983 of Adult Video News (AVN), a newsletter initially aimed at the public but gradually transformed into an industry trade journal in the vein of Variety or ... More


Film Restoration: A New Way of Seeing Film History

Janna Jones

in The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is an investigation of what film restorationists do and how they think and talk about their work. Current restoration discourse and practices literally assemble and help to shape cinema ... More


The Means of Production: Vivid Video and Femme Productions

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter three contrasts a pair of case studies involving the challenges faced by the women whose performances helped build the adult video industry, and particularly the significance of the means of ... More


Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Peter Alilunas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Smutty Little Movies traces the adult film industry’s transition from celluloid to home video beginning in the late 1970s alongside an examination of the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, ... More


Framing Taiwan Cinema:: Perspectives on History in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times

James Wicks

in Transnational Representations: The State of Taiwan Film in the 1960s and 70s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888208500
eISBN:
9789888313204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208500.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first chapter of this book, “Framing Taiwan Cinema: Perspectives on History in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times”, which is intended to be read alongside a screening of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 2005 film ... More


: Leaving The Movie Theater

Andrew V. Uroskie

in Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226842981
eISBN:
9780226109022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

For decades, the canonical histories of postwar avant-garde cinema have begun with the “mythopoetic” and “visionary” ideas of Deren and Brakhage, in utter neglect of the radical Lettrist cinema by ... More


Cinema’s Short-Term Tenancy: A Materialist Theory of Film Spectatorship

John David Rhodes

in Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903695
eISBN:
9781452958897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903695.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this mostly theoretical discussion I discuss some examples of American feature filmmaking, including Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939), in order to establish the implicit problematic that ... More


Coda: Out of Time

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This coda draws attention not only to the opacity of sexuality but its complex ordering across multiple, dynamic registers. It instigates a close reading of a digital fragment from the archive of ... More


Introduction

Laura Lindenfeld and Fabio Parasecoli

in Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172516
eISBN:
9780231542975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172516.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction follows the emergence of food films as an international genre before its success in the U.S, also discussing the concept of genre, and whether we can talk of a food film genre. The ... More


Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film

John David Rhodes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903695
eISBN:
9781452958897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903695.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Spectacle of Property details the ambivalent but powerful pleasure we take in viewing private property onscreen, analyzing the security and ease the house promises along with the horrible anxieties ... More


Naked Ladies and Ice Cream Bars

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this prologue, I describe my own background in relation to this topic, particularly important given my religious family upbringing describe the book’s guiding questions, and set the stage for the ... More


The Cinematic Authoring of Gay Life

Ryan Powell

in Coming Together: The Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634234
eISBN:
9780226634401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634401.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Between the late 1960s and the mid 1970s, films about male-male desire were, for the first time, produced for film programs and circulation in theatres across the U.S. This chapter argues that ... More


The Case for Calling George Lucas the “White Tyler Perry”

Paul N. Reinsch

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Incomparing and contrasting Perry’s media influence with that of another famous director, Paul Reinsch concludes the collection by reframing the media discourse around Tyler Perry’s work and career ... More


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