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Coming in from the Cold (War): Cecil B. Demille's the Ten Commandments(1956)

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 biblical epic film The Ten Commandments. The analysis of the film and its reception draws on insights from cinema studies, particular in relation to the ... More


Introduction: After 100 Years of Evidentiary Film and Video

Louis-Georges Schwartz

in Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195315059
eISBN:
9780199871995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315059.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 summarizes the book and examines the Society for Cinema Studies Resolution on the Rodney King case.


What is Non-fiction Cinema?

Trevor Ponech

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter gives a pragmatic account on the different reasons for why a movie is categorized as non-fiction. This chapter's analysis of non-fictional audio-visual communication owes more to speech ... More


Time Is a Lie

David T. Johnson

in Richard Linklater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036927
eISBN:
9780252094040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036927.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter captures Richard Linklater's preoccupation with time in brief and lays out some background information on Linklater and his films. It reviews the scholarly body of literature surrounding ... More


Tercer Sonido

John Mowitt

in Sounds: The Ambient Humanities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284623
eISBN:
9780520960404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284623.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter assesses the odd sound, or sound oddity, of “thirdness”—tercer sonido (third sound). A term that finds its current philosophical footing in the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, thirdness ... More


Allen Smithee, the Anti-auteur: Matters of Property and Matters of Propriety

Marco Deseriis

in Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Alan Smithee, a pseudonym introduced by the Directors Guild of America to allow film directors to work outside of their reputation. The chapter shows how the accumulation of ... More


Robert Guédiguian

Joseph Mai

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096471
eISBN:
9781526124104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096471.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a comprehensive account of Robert Guédiguian’s numerous films since 1980, combining stylistic analyses with historical, political, and generic context. More importantly, it makes ... More


Introduction

Oliver Gaycken

in Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199860685
eISBN:
9780190235987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860685.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction lays out the framework for the book. It positions early popular-science films between the disciplines of cinema history and the history of science. It provides a rationale for the ... More


Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Sharrona Pearl

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226461229
eISBN:
9780226461533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226461533.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Are our identities attached to our faces? If so, what happens when the face connected to the self is gone forever—or replaced? Face/On investigates the stakes for changing the face–and the changing ... More


Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Marco Deseriis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a genealogy and theory of the improper name—defined as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups and individual authors. Improper Names focuses on ... More


Danish Privilege and Responsibility in the Work of Susanne Bier

Meryl Shriver-Rice

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Meryl Shriver-Rice interprets Brothers, After the Wedding, and In a Better World in terms of the shared trope of the white male sojourner who travels from Denmark to locations that feature non-white, ... More


Moving pictures, moving on

Nicholson Heather Norris

in Amateur film: Meaning and practice c. 1927–77

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719077739
eISBN:
9781781704547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077739.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 9 is both reflective and forward-looking. Discussion acknowledges the broad shifts within amateur activity, its variety and also the profound scope for further activity as amateur film gains ... More


Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science

Oliver Gaycken

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199860685
eISBN:
9780190235987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860685.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book excavates a largely unknown genre of early cinema, the popular-science film. Primarily a work of cinema history, it also draws on the insights of the history of science. Beginning around ... More


When the World Laughs: Film Comedy East and West

William V. Costanzo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190924997
eISBN:
9780190925031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924997.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This is a book about the intersection of humor, history, and culture. It explores how film comedy, one of the world’s most popular movie genres, reflects the values and beliefs of those who enjoy its ... More


From Local to Global: The Bier/Jensen Screenwriting Collaboration

Cath Moore

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cath Moore draws attention to the unique Danish co-writing process that most Danish directors employ, in which a director and screen-writer collaborate on scripts and share writing credit. Bier’s ... More


Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Paul Roquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Contemporary life is increasingly shaped through attunement to the atmospheric affordances of the media environment. Ambient Media delves into the use of music, video, film, and literature as tools ... More


Mind/Medicine

Sharrona Pearl

in Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226461229
eISBN:
9780226461533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226461533.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the history of cosmetic surgery and its intersections with transplants, showing how FAT is both and neither and something else entirely. Through a deep dive into the literature ... More


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