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New Wave Cinéaste to Digital Gleaner: Change and Continuity in the Work of Agnès Varda

Kelley Conway

in Agnès Varda

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039720
eISBN:
9780252097829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039720.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights Agnès Varda's place in New Wave cinema history. It illustrates how Varda's ever-shifting profile has evolved from avant-garde precursor to the “grandmother” of the New Wave. ... More


Hong Kong Cinema and the Film Essay:: A Matter of Perception

Mike Ingham

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The cinematic essay, even in the guise of documentary, is now a flourishing and popular form, and one that is no longer viewed as purely experimental or avant-garde. Indeed, the waves of ... More


Conclusion: Alternative Paths for Sound Film

Hannah Lewis

in French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190635978
eISBN:
9780190636012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635978.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The conclusion summarizes the book’s main points and themes, particularly the range of diverse responses to the arrival of synchronized sound film in France, and music’s significant role within those ... More


The Melodramatic Imagination

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

In order to understand what is at stake with The Brontë Sisters, and with Barthes’ participation in it, we need to take a step back and recontextualize the film, its project, and the tone it adopts ... More


Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of ... More


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