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Blissfully Whose? Jungle Pleasures, Ultra-modernist Cinema and the Cosmopolitan Thai Auteur

May Adadol Ingawanij and Richard Lowell MacDonald

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Apichatpong Weerasethakul's trajectory as an alternative filmmaker as a mode of cosmopolitanism exercized through education. Apichatpong's identity as a filmmaker is premised on ... More


Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Song Hwee Lim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836849
eISBN:
9780824869694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836849.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

How can we qualify slowness in cinema? What is the relationship between a cinema of slowness and a wider socio-cultural “slow movement”? A body of films that shares a propensity toward slowness has ... More


The Cine-Poetry of Mário Peixoto’s Limite

Maite Conde

in Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520290983
eISBN:
9780520964884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290983.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter undertakes a close reading of the Brazilian experimental silent film Limite, made in 1930 by Mário Peixoto. It pays close attention to the context of the film’s production: Peixoto’s ... More


The Gothenburg International Exile Film Festival in Context

Boel Ulfsdotter and Mats Björkin

in Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438056
eISBN:
9781474476591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how in 1993 two Iranian immigrants to Sweden, Hossein Mahini and Hassan Mahini, launched a film festival in Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg for films related to exile ... More


Paris Looks to the North: Swedish Silent Film and the Emergence of Cinephilia

Annie Fee

in Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438056
eISBN:
9781474476591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how the films of Swedish filmmakers Mauritz Stiller and Victor Sjöström were central to the efforts of 1920s French film critics to elevate the status of film to the level of ... More


Dreyer’s Jeanne d’Arc at the Cinéma d’Essai: Cinephiliac and Political Passions in 1950s Paris

Casper Tybjerg

in Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438056
eISBN:
9781474476591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses Carl Th. Dreyer as a Pan-European filmmaker during the Cold War and in relation to the ways in which Scandinavian art cinema was canonized by Cahiers du cinéma and other French ... More


The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190689353
eISBN:
9780190689391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689353.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Between the 1920s and the 1960s, American mainstream cinematic architecture underwent a seismic shift. From the massive urban movie palace to the intimate streamlined theater, movie theaters became ... More


Translocalities of Sadness: Touring Inauthentic Geographies with Hou Xiaoxian and Jia Zhangke

Dennis Lo

in The Authorship of Place: A Cultural Geography of the New Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528516
eISBN:
9789888180028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528516.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how Hou Xiaoxian and Jia Zhangke have responded critically and reflexively to the commoditization and neoliberal redevelopment of place by challenging their own notions of ... More


Coda

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece

in The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190689353
eISBN:
9780190689391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689353.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This coda briefly describes the end of Schlanger’s life and the loss of his personal archives. It then points to later examples of neutralization’s impact in screen technologies such as IMAX of the ... More


Patterns of Film Taste: Period and Non-Period Films

Claire Monk

in Heritage Film Audiences: Period Films and Contemporary Audiences in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638246
eISBN:
9780748651238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638246.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the specifics of Heritage Audience Survey respondents' tastes in films: both in general and with reference to period films. It looks at profoundly contrasting patterns between ... More


Frustrating Formulas: Popular Genre and In the Mood for Love

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/9789888139293.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter sets out to clarify Wong Kar-wai’s reliance on popular genre, qualifying the critical perspective that Wong is an “anti-genre” filmmaker. Rather, genre is seen here to facilitate three ... More


“All My Life I Had to Fight”: Domestic Trauma and Cinephilia in Tyler Perry’s Archive of Feelings

Ben Raphael Sher

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Tyler Perry is the most prominent media personality to make a career out of representing African American women’s experiences with abuse and trauma. Focusing on affects, Ben Raphael Sher closely ... More


42nd Street Forever? Constructing ‘Grindhouse Cinema’ from Exhibition to Genre to Transmedia Concept

David Church

in Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748699100
eISBN:
9781474408578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699100.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The term “grindhouse” has transitioned from a specific exhibition context to a generic label to a transmedia concept over the decades, partly due to a tendency for non-normative exhibition sites to ... More


Region-Free Media: Collecting and Selling Cultural Status

Evan Elkins

in Locked Out: Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479830572
eISBN:
9781479802265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830572.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 5 explores media free of regional lockout, focusing in particular on region-free DVD. The chapter begins with an analysis of region code circumvention and region-free DVD use by diasporic ... More


. The Spence Brothers: Amateur Sci-fi and Cine Culture in Northern Ireland

Ciara Chambers

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on a sustained body of such work by brothers Roy and Noel Spence. Former school teachers based in County Down, Roy and Noel have become celebrated figures throughout Ireland ... More


Cinephilia as a Curatorial Element

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the phenomenon of cinephilia. The literal translation of ‘cinephilia’ is ‘loving cinema’, so basically, a cinephile sees a lot of films. Cinephilia could be seen as a general ... More


A Tale of Two Balloons: Intercultural Cinema and Transnational Nostalgia in Le voyage du ballon rouge

David Scott Diffrient and Carl R. Burgchardt

in Transnational Film Remakes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407236
eISBN:
9781474434812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Millions of movie lovers around the world have experienced a range of emotions upon viewing Albert Lamorrise’s 1956 French classic Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon). Many adulatory responses have ... More


Audiences and Critics: Dialogue and Disagreement

Chris Perriam and Darren Waldron

in French and Spanish Queer Film: Audiences, Communities and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748699193
eISBN:
9781474422017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699193.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter compares audience responses with critical reception. It contrasts professional reviews of La Vie d’Adèle and L’Inconnu du lac in Spain with reactions of ‘amateur’ LGBTQ cinephiles and ... More


Signature

Song Hwee Lim

in Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836849
eISBN:
9780824869694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836849.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter proposes that Tsai Ming-liang's films are uniquely placed to illuminate the relationship between slowness and cinephilia, and that this relationship is cast within the notion of film ... More


Distant Observers: Film Criticism and the Making of a Bengali Film Culture

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter excavates an emerging discourse on cinema in Bengal in the 1920s–1940s and reads it as an attempt by elites to reassert cultural authority in a realm perceived to be increasingly ... More


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