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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


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


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


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


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


: 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


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


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


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 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


Introduction

K. J. Donnelly and Steven Rawle

in Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719095863
eISBN:
9781526121066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction examines the significance and history of Alfred Hitchcock’s partnership with Bernard Herrmann. It also demonstrates the enduring appeal and legacy of the partnership in cinema from ... More


Saving the Family: Video Rental Stores and the Toxicity of Pornography

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/9780520291706.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The final chapter examines traditional forms of regulation, focusing on the community protests, anti-pornography feminist movements, national efforts by conservative groups, and other attempts to ... More


Between the Past and the Present: Nostalgia and the Cinema of Stick and Shingle Style Architecture

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/9781517903695.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Explores in some detail the history and historiography of what architectural historian Vincent Scully has famously nominated as stick and shingle style architecture. These styles name the large, ... More


The Lost Age of Classicism

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813142173
eISBN:
9780813142555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142173.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What about all the classic films that aren’t available as streaming video? In essence, they will cease to exist. Netflix is banking on the fact that most people have no real knowledge of film ... More


Wrong Life: Bungalow Aesthetics in and against Hollywood

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/9781517903695.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Investigates the bungalow, the modern house of modest proportions, whose spaces promise an openness and a blurring of private and public and whose threshold is the site of radical possibility. The ... More


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