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The Grain of Jade: Woman, Repression, and Fei Mu’s Spring in a Small Town

Rey Chow

in Beyond Imperial Aesthetics: Theories of Art and Politics in East Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9789888455874
eISBN:
9789882204294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455874.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay attempts a critical rereading of the well-known film by the Chinese director Fei Mu. When first released in 1948, Spring in a Small Town was judged derogatorily by critics in the ... More


The I-Voice and Related Sounds

Christian Metz

in "Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A character tells us what has happened or what is happening to him in a voice-off. Metz examines the narrating voice.


Gendered Verbal Dynamics: Sensitive Men and Explicit Women

Jennifer O'Meara

in Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474420624
eISBN:
9781474449564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420624.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on gendered verbal dynamics in selected American independent cinema. Male and female characters are found to resist internalised ideals of gendered speech, both in relation to ... More


The Disruptive Effects of Bad Voices

Becky Bartlett

in Badfilm: Incompetence, Intention and Failure

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474450423
eISBN:
9781399509053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450423.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines post-production sound techniques, specifically voice-over narration and post-synchronisation (dubbing), in badfilm. Badfilms regularly disrupt and dismantle the relationship ... More


Les Mistons (1958)

Anne Gillain

in Totally Truffaut: 23 Films for Understanding the Man and the Filmmaker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197536308
eISBN:
9780197536346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197536308.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Truffaut’s first feature as an author is an 18-minute movie that can be read as a maquette of the films to come. Based on a short story, it uses the literary text into a voice-over. The ... More


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