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History and Anti‐History

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks closely at the various techniques by which the Jesus movies stake their claim to historicity. These techniques include introductory scrolled texts, voice-over narration, and, more ... More


Opening the Furie File

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The author recounts, in first person, why he believes the subject merits coverage and further study. He also tells how he originally came into contact with Sidney J. Furie and how the book came to ... More


Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Robert Burgoyne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Events of the past decade have dramatically rewritten the American national narrative, bringing to light an alternate history of nation, marked since the country’s origins by competing geopolitical ... More


The Intertextual Politics of Cultural Catholicism: Tiepolo, Madonna, Scorsese

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the intertextual politics of cultural Catholicism manifested itself as aesthetic style in the work of Italian painter Domenico Tiepolo, American popular artist Madonna and ... More


Flying Solo: The Aviator and Entrepreneurial Vision

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Five discusses Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, a film based on the life of Howard Hughes, as a rare example in popular culture of a positive portrait of an entrepreneur. Most Hollywood films ... More


Solitary Savages

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

in Crimes of Art + Terror

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the works of Jack Henry Abbott, Norman Mailer, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Martin Scorsese, and Bret Easton Ellis. It presents an account of a man's renewal, a criminal who was half ... More


The Urban Landscape

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cityscapes were a major inspiration for the work of Saul Bass, yet his depictions of urbanity sometimes appeared reductionist. On the one hand, the grid structure in his design work mirrored the ... More


The New Cut-Up Cinema

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

David Bordwell calls the new post-classical cinematic mode “intensified continuity.” Stylistic markers include prowling cameras, constant reframing, and rapid-fire editing. While many scholars have ... More


Mending the Torn Curtain: a rejected score’s place in a discography

Gergely Hubai

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/9780719095863.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the rejection of Herrmann’s score for Torn Curtain and offers an historical overview of the last Hitchcock-Herrmann collaboration on the film that ended the legendary ... More


Contaminating the Sacred with the Profane: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Biopolitics

Michael Mack

in Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter analyses how Pasolini’s unarticulated notion of contamination—he does not use this term but the word scandalo (scandal)—is at once political and scientific. The terms scientific here denotes ... More


Ethics of Reading III: Cavell and Theater/Cinema

Adam Zachary Newton

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In Chapter 6, “Cavell and Theater/Cinema,” the recurrent question of embodiment is transposed to the situation of the audience--isolated sitting in the presence of others--through a discussion of ... More


Fear City on Film

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers how films produced in New York City played to an emergent anti-urban political culture. With crime and disorder as the feature antagonist in the New York film cycle of the late ... More


Raging Bull’s Stylistic Dissonance

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/9780190658748.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Illustrating some of the points made in chapter 5, chapter 6 offers an extended analysis of some complex tendencies in Raging Bull’s cinematography, editing, and sound devices. The film tests the ... More


Spectacles 1972–1984

Kevin Whitehead

in Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190847579
eISBN:
9780190948306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847579.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Between 1972 and 1984, Hollywood produced several lavish jazz-related films. The failure of Lady Sings the Blues to do justice to the life or music of Billie Holiday is detailed. Martin Scorsese’s ... More


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