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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Constraints and Verisimilitude: A Tentative Conclusion

David Roche

in Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039621
eISBN:
9781626740129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039621.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion makes a case that, generally speaking, the 1970s films are, in effect, more “disturbing,” both politically and aesthetically, than the 2000s remakes. The remakes tend out to be more ... More


The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Paul Henley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Though relatively unsung in the English-speaking world, Jean Rouch (1917–2004) was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema, who, over the course of a fifty-year career, completed over one hundred ... More


Introduction: A Thirteen-Pound Wonder

Norris Pope

in Chronicle of a Camera: The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945-1972

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037412
eISBN:
9781621039280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037412.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to provide a brief history of the Arriflex 35 in North America from the end of the Second World War up to the introduction of the 35mm Arriflex BL ... More


In Manhattan for the Great War

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When World War I broke out, Fleming, like most men of his age, was drafted. Though he would have preferred to stay with Fairbanks and further his career, Fleming took to his new role with dedication. ... More


Strictly the Movies: Play It Again, Sam

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Play It Again, Sam is presented as the introduction to Allen films in its evolution from his Broadway play and in its use of self-conscious dramatic/cinematic tropes to convey the antinomy between ... More


. The Matter of the Image: Notes on Practice-Philosophy

Felicity Colman

in Bergson and the Art of Immanence: Painting, Photography, Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748670222
eISBN:
9780748695089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670222.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter tests Bergson’s theory of the immanent behaviour of cinematographic forms against the collaborative film work of American artists’ Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt. Smithson was well aware of ... More


The Intellectual: Power and the Voice

Corey Kai Nelson Schultz

in Moving Figures: Class and Feeling in the Films of Jia Zhangke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421614
eISBN:
9781474449588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421614.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4 analyzes the intellectual, as primarily found in the documentaries Useless and Dong. It examines this humanitarian figure and the structures of feeling that are associated with it, which ... More


The Dialectical Signature: Soderbergh as Classical Auteur

Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

in The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165518
eISBN:
9780231850391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165518.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the conflicting characteristics of Soderbergh's cinematography, narrative, editing, and performance. Soderbergh subscribes to a holistic approach in filmmaking, by experimenting ... More


Pedro Almodóvar’s Criminal Side: Plot, Humour and Cinematic Style

Dona M. Kercher

in Latin Hitchcock: How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172097
eISBN:
9780231850735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172097.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the allusions and aesthetics which Hitchcock's works present throughout Pedro Almodóvar's oeuvre. The presence of Hitchcock's films in Almodóvar's work spans both the breadth of ... More


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