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The cinema of Oliver Stone: Art, authorship and activism

Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099168
eISBN:
9781526115010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099168.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book charts and analyses the work of Oliver Stone – arguably one of the foremost political filmmakers in Hollywood during the last thirty years. Drawing on previously unseen production files ... More


Work in progress

Rob Stone

in Julio Medem

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072000
eISBN:
9781781701171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072000.003.0032
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter maps out the current works of Julio Medem. Medem has aspired to a concept of auteurism, and now, after five fictions and one documentary in which he resembles the mythological auteur, he ... More


Francis Ford Coppola

Jeff Menne

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038822
eISBN:
9780252096785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038822.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Acclaimed as one of the most influential and innovative American directors, Francis Ford Coppola is also lionized as a maverick auteur at war with Hollywood's power structure and an ardent critic of ... More


Digital Film Production People

Sarah Atkinson

in From Film Practice to Data Process: Production Aesthetics and Representational Practices of a Film Industry in Transition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748693580
eISBN:
9781474444668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693580.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a critical examination of the wider context of the film industry using Ginger & Rosa as a lens through which to examine the three main professional working frameworks that film ... More


Introduction: telling the truth

Tony Garnett

in Tony Garnett

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066283
eISBN:
9781781702529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066283.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a study about Tony Garnett, forty-year actor, story editor and then producer, within the context of British television, film and Hollywood cinema. This chapter attempts to describe, explicate ... More


Author, auteur, Aitor

Rob Stone

in Julio Medem

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072000
eISBN:
9781781701171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072000.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents accounts of several interviews conducted with Julio Medem, who is regarded as the most important and original Spanish filmmaker. Medem was born in San Sebastián, Basque Country, ... More


Twin Peaks: David Lynch and the Serial-Thriller Soap

Linda Ruth Williams

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Twin Peaks was a pioneering television series created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, aired on ABC from April 1990 to June 1991. The oft-repeated adjective ‘quirky’ has become almost a synonym for ... More


Popular Music and the New Auteur: Visionary Filmmakers after MTV

Arved Ashby (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199827336
eISBN:
9780199369560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827336.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Music videos widened the creative vocabulary of filmmaking, starting with the launch of MTV in 1981, and continuing through the expansion of cable TV and the proliferation of the PC and of digital ... More


Romantic Overtures: Music in Chungking Express

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Wong’s engagement with musical style, considering the functions and effects of music in Chungking Express in particular. It explores Wong’s selection and deployment of highly ... More


Repeat to Remake: Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama’s Jennifer’s Body

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If, as Jane Gaines (2012) suggests, instead of ‘transgressing’ the formal dictates of the industrial genre (that is, instead of ‘going against genre’), some women filmmakers ‘go with genre’, this ... More


Genre on the Surface: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sofia Coppola, one of the most visible indie directors in recent years, is clearly embedded in the ‘commerce of auteurism’ (Corrigan 1991), as she actively participates in constructing her public ... More


Desperately Seeking Wonder Women

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This Afterword summarizes the arguments made throughout the book, underscoring the variety of ways in which women filmmakers draw on generic conventions. It focuses on the benefits of considering the ... More


Preston Sturges, Sullivan’s Travels, and Film Authorship in Hollywood, 1941

Virginia Wright Wexman

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter conducts a reading of Preston Sturges’s 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels that focuses on its discourses about film authorship. While the auteurism that drives much film criticism today ... More


To Write and Not Direct

Sarah Kozloff

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares three Sturges-authored films, The Good Fairy (Wyler, 1935), Easy Living (Leisen, 1937) and Remember the Night (Leisen, 1940), against Sturges’s scripts. Sturges, who started in ... More


Epilogue

Sarah Atkinson

in From Film Practice to Data Process: Production Aesthetics and Representational Practices of a Film Industry in Transition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748693580
eISBN:
9781474444668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693580.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter closes the book with a look back at 2012 through the contemporary moment of 2017 reflecting upon recent changes and innovations in the film industry. Five years on from the temporal ... More


Capra's America

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the films of Frank Capra, including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946); how Capra appeared to realize the long-term significance of television ... More


High art, low culture: Piaf and la chanson française

David Looseley

in Édith Piaf: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382578
eISBN:
9781786945280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382578.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter explores why, although she wrote many songs, she was never accepted as primarily an auteur-compositeur-interprète: the singer-songwriter figure who became so revered in France from the ... More


The Expanded Blockbuster: The Auteurist Aesthetics of 1970s Special Effects–Driven Filmmaking

Julie A. Turnock

in Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines auteurism and special effects-driven blockbuster filmmaking. Auteurism, an approach to mid-century filmmaking in which a film reflects the director's personal creative vision, ... More


Aesthetics and Technique

Delphine Bénézet

in The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter continues to look into the specificity of Agnès Varda's films within its historical context and also uses a revisionist perspective concerning hardcore auteurism. It revisits the idea of ... More


Conclusion: Nichols’ Cinema of Conversation

Kyle Stevens

in Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375806
eISBN:
9780199375844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375806.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The conclusion considers Nichols in relation to New Hollywood, its ties to previous eras, and whether its aspirations ended around 1976, as alleged, or were absorbed into the later work of Nichols ... More


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