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Cultural Identity and Genre

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter analyzes certain common genres and their relation to prevailing sociopolitical and cultural conditions in the Arab countries. From the conventions and subjects of the respective film ... More


Moving Pictures: Cinema as Modernism

Catherine Driscoll

in Modernist Cultural Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034249
eISBN:
9780813038421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034249.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the once controversial claim that the revolutionary impact of modernist art might as easily be found in cinema as in “higher” arts like literature, painting, and music. It also ... More


Conclusion

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Arab film making was only partly able to compete with “First World” cinema. It has remained greatly dependent on Western imports, technical know-how, evaluation, and partly even on Western financial ... More


‘Who the Hell are you?’: Aki Kaurismäki’s Cinema

Andrew Nestingen

in The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165594
eISBN:
9780231850414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165594.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides a brief history of Aki Kaurismäki's career in film. Kaurismäki made his directorial debut in 1983 with an adaptation of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. He ... More


François Truffaut: An Auteur’s Representation of Childhood

Isabelle Vanderschelden

in Studying French Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733162
eISBN:
9781800342002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733162.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses François Truffaut, who occupies a major place in French film history and its tradition of auteur cinema. He is remembered by many as the ring-leader of the New Wave, a man who ... More


Brazilian Women’s Filmmaking and the State during the 1970s and 1980s

Leslie L. Marsh

in Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037252
eISBN:
9780252094378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037252.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of the Brazilian state in women's filmmaking. In 1969, the Empresa Brasileiro de Filmes (Embrafilme) came into being during the most repressive years of the military ... More


Introduction: The New Hollywood Revisited

Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis

in When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter situates the New Hollywood in the context of its times and provides an overview of the contributions to the volume. Although the term “New Hollywood” has been variously (and ... More


The Auteur

Andrew Nestingen

in The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165594
eISBN:
9780231850414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165594.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a background of Aki Kaurismäki's cinema. Despite ridiculing cinema as commerce, Kaurismäki's films have adopted the very same elements of commercial cinema, with their B-movie ... More


Made in Galicia: Making the Invisible Visible

José Colmeiro

in Peripheral Visions / Global Sounds: From Galicia to the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940308
eISBN:
9781786944399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940308.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 4 focuses on new conceptual approaches to the study of peripheral cinemas, and Galician cinema in particular. It examines the conditions that have shaped the development of Galician cinema ... More


Film: A Utopia

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter addresses Alexander Kluge's reflections on the radical potential of auteur cinema at precisely that moment at the dawn of commercial television when cinema's livelihood was in the ... More


Tunisia Florence Martin

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

To understand Tunisian cinema means to interrogate the history of its complex relationship with the state, the genesis of its filmic discourse, and its relationship with its audience at home and ... More


Marking the Trail: Balkan Women Filmmakers and the Transnational Imaginary

Meta Mazaj

in After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Foregrounding the importance of women director’s participation at the prestigious international film festivals where male auteurs have long reigned, this chapter explores the case of Balkan women ... More


‘A Woman with an Endgame’: Megan Ellison, Annapurna Pictures and American Independent Film Production

James Lyons

in Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403924
eISBN:
9781474426756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the career and production strategies of heiress Megan Ellison, whose powerhouse Annapurna Pictures was established in 2012 with the stated goal of ‘creating sophisticated, ... More


A New Sensitivity

Hermann Kappelhoff

in The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170727
eISBN:
9780231539319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170727.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The closing chapter examines Almodóvar's films as a contemporary reformulation of the “utopia of film.” As exemplary yet singular works of Western Cinema, they do not follow the logic of ... More


Nonexistent Reality: The Lenfilm Aesthetic

Catriona Kelly

in Soviet Art House: Lenfilm Studio under Brezhnev

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197548363
eISBN:
9780197548400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548363.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the understanding of “film art” that prevailed at Lenfilm during the last three decades of the Soviet Union’s existence. It was unusual for filmmakers at this period to produce ... More


The Indifference of Time: Gennady Shpalikov, A Long Happy Life (1967)

Catriona Kelly

in Soviet Art House: Lenfilm Studio under Brezhnev

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197548363
eISBN:
9780197548400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548363.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Gennady Shpalikov’s A Long Happy Life (1967) was pitched to Lenfilm as a movie about a young woman in a factory job. The eventual result was very different, focusing as it did on two people who meet ... More


Fervor and Tenderness: Gleb Panfilov, May I Speak? (1975)

Catriona Kelly

in Soviet Art House: Lenfilm Studio under Brezhnev

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197548363
eISBN:
9780197548400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548363.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The production of “major films” was an insistent preoccupation of Soviet cinema’s regulatory bodies both at government and at Party levels. A director regarded as particularly successful in this ... More


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