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Cinema between Fable and Political Mythology

Christian Uva

in Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190942687
eISBN:
9780190942724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942687.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the theoretical and critical substance of Sergio Leone’s filmography, referencing modern and postmodern thinkers. It argues that the conceptual foundation of Leone’s cinema is ... More


Sergio Leone’s Short Century

Christian Uva

in Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190942687
eISBN:
9780190942724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942687.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the eccentric and heterogeneous experiences, interests, and influences that contributed to the development of Sergio Leone’s authorial identity, particularly in the ... More


The Quiet Man Gets Noisy: Sergio Leone, the Italian Western and Ireland1

Christopher Frayling

in Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695454
eISBN:
9781474421942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter questions conceptions of ‘authenticity’ by looking at how Italian Westerns responded to well-established ethnic images within Hollywood Westerns, which were themselves ‘inauthentic’ in ... More


Three Sequences

Christian Uva

in Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190942687
eISBN:
9780190942724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942687.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Leone’s aesthetic and cinematic language. In order to highlight the continuity and evolution of the director’s eye, it deconstructs and analyzes three famous sequences from ... More


Derived from Comic Strip Graphics: Remediation beyond Comic Book Adaptations in The Matrix (1999), The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966), and The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born (2007)

Drew Morton

in Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496809780
eISBN:
9781496809827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines stylistic remediation beyond comic book films and the industrial practice beyond case studies in adaptation by focusing on three films: The Matrix (1999), The Good, the Bad, and ... More


Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable

Christian Uva

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190942687
eISBN:
9780190942724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Spectacle, myth, fable. These are the main categories that have traditionally defined Sergio Leone’s cinematic production, but it is necessary to underline how much they are fueled by a profound, ... More


Apprenticeship for The Killer

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Woo, born Ng Yu-sum in 1946 in Guangdong, China, emigrated with his family in 1948 to Hong Kong. He attended the Matteo Ricci school and had aspirations to become a filmmaker. Woo eventually ... More


Geographies of War: The Recent Historical Background

Jeremy Black

in The Geography of War and Peace: From Death Camps to Diplomats

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162080
eISBN:
9780197562079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162080.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The dominant metanarrative of war is one that is securely located within the Western intellectual tradition. The stress is on the material culture of war, and the explanatory approach focuses on ... More


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