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A Uniquely American Epic: Intimacy and Action, Tenderness and Violence in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch

Michael Bliss (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178141
eISBN:
9780813178134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178141.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Widely acknowledged as a highly innovative film, Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch was released in 1969. From the outset, the movie was considered controversial because of its powerful, graphic, and ... More


Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Jon Towlson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325079
eISBN:
9781800342194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325079.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

For many, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CE3K) is not so much a movie as a religious experience. On its release in 1977, CE3K virtually redefined the science-fiction film, shifting it away from ... More


Ridley Scott: A Biography

Vincent LoBrutto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This, the first biography of film director Ridley Scott, investigates the life and moving-image work of a major cinema artist. Ridley Scott is a supreme visualist who applies artistry to telling ... More


Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Cristina Massaccesi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238451
eISBN:
9781800341975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, directed by German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in 1922, is not only regarded as one of the most intriguing and disquieting films to have been produced during ... More


Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Daniel Kremer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fifty-seven-year career of Toronto-born film director Sidney J. Furie laughs in the face of monotony, surely ranking among the most fascinating in the history of the industry. Emigrating to ... More


Alexander Sokurov’s Demoted (1980): Consciousness as Celebration

Alyssa DeBlasio

in The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444484
eISBN:
9781474476638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444484.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Between 1976 and 1980, Mamardashvili lectured at the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow—the oldest and most prestigious film school in the Soviet Union. A common thread among the ... More


Public Exhibition of 3-D Films Begins

Ray Zone

in Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124612
eISBN:
9780813134796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124612.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the public exhibition of 3-D films that began to take place in Europe and the United States. Many inventors also started proposing an array of devices for capture and display ... More


Barbara and Leszek Amatys and Wieslaw Stradomski: Historia filmu polskiego, ii: 1930–1939 (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1988); pp. 406

Natan Gross

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11: Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the second volume of The History of Polish Film, written by Barbara and Leszek Amatys, together with Wiesław Stradomski. Stradomski compiled the first part, about the legal, ... More


Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers

Rebecca Hillauer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774249433
eISBN:
9781936190089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249433.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Who are the Arab women filmakers? What drives them? What are their experiences in a male-dominated profession? How do they function within the contexts — and constraints — of patriarchal societies? ... More


Double Take: Photography, Cinema, and the Segregated Theater

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with the connections among photography, cinema, and segregated movie theaters in the United States. It looks through the lens of the movie camera at the anxieties provoked by a ... More


The Big Trail, The Bat Whispers, and the “Invention” of Widescreen Style in 1930

Harper Cossar

in Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126517
eISBN:
9780813135618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126517.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights two unique wide films produced in the early sound era. Both The Big Trail and The Bat Whispers were shot in widescreen and Academy ratio simultaneously. Certainly an important ... More


Modulations of the Shot: The Quiet Film Style of George Cukor in: , , , and

Lee Carruthers

in George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concentrates on the cinematographic style of Cukor's work, at the same time acknowledging the films' resistance to scholarly analysis as well as their formal restraint. It outlines some ... More


Introduction

Sheila Skaff

in Studying IDA

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325628
eISBN:
9781800342378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325628.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Paweł Pawlikowski's 2013 film titled Ida, which has been hailed by audiences around the world as the Polish-born director's masterpiece. It mentions film critics that laud ... More


‘So, you are a Jewish nun?’

Sheila Skaff

in Studying IDA

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325628
eISBN:
9781800342378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325628.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes how Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida opens with austere images of young novice nuns going about their lives in a convent. It analyses Ida's opening shot of an eighteen-year-old novice ... More


Archeology

Sheila Skaff

in Studying Ida

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325628
eISBN:
9781800342378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325628.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines ways Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida is a unique feature film, such as its cinematography and use of diegetic sound that differentiate it from contemporary films. It points out how Ida ... More


Mise-en-scène and Cinematography

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Pedro Almodóvar's mise-en-scène and cinematography. Almodóvar's mise-en-scène is rich with intertextual references, whether it be from high culture, through the pastiche of ... More


Micro Elements

Stephanie Muir

in Studying City of God

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781903663592
eISBN:
9781800341999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781903663592.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the cinematic style of City of God (2002). What one might consider here is the way that the film represents a marked change in its audience's way of reading a text. The style of ... More


Textual Analysis

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a textual analysis of SAW (2004). The look of the SAW film is grimily distinctive; in contrast to the gloss that commercial horror often employs, SAW appears grotty and rancid. ... More


Notes on cinematic space

David MacDougall

in The looking machine: Essays on cinema, anthropology and documentary filmmaking

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526134097
eISBN:
9781526144720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526134097.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the problem of portraying space in the cinema and the position the film viewer imagines himself or herself to occupy when watching a film. Beginning with the rendering of depth ... More


Anthropological filmmaking: an empirical art

David MacDougall

in The looking machine: Essays on cinema, anthropology and documentary filmmaking

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526134097
eISBN:
9781526144720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526134097.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview and guide to the methodology, theory, practice, and ethics of ethnographic filmmaking. Examining in turn the various uses of film in anthropology, the differences ... More


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