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Discourse and Figure: The Resistance of/to Cinema

Thomas Docherty

in Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is concerned with the visual art of cinema in relation to alterity and postmodernism. It examines the relation of narrative space to narrative time in cinema and argues that there is a ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Pedro Costa: Producing and Consuming Contemporary Art Cinema

Nuno Barradas Jorge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474444538
eISBN:
9781474481106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444538.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is the first English-language study of internationally acclaimed Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa, examining the cultural, production and exhibition contexts of his feature films, shorts and ... More


Sculpture and Affect in Cinema’s Expanded Field: From Aleksey Gherman’s Hard to Be a God to Aleksey Gherman Jr’s Under Electric Clouds

Ágnes Pethő

in Caught In-Between: Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474435499
eISBN:
9781474481076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter unravels the intermedial and interart admixture of sculpture and cinema in the posthumously released magnum opus of Aleksey Gherman, and the subsequent work of his son, Aleksey Gherman ... More


Introduction

Nuno Barradas Jorge

in ReFocus: The Films of Pedro Costa: Producing and Consuming Contemporary Art Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474444538
eISBN:
9781474481106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444538.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter of this volume maps some of the main discussions around Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa, as well as providing context to his work. It also argues for the strategic ... More


Pedagogic Practices and Newer Approaches to Contemporary Bollywood Cinema

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on pedagogic practices and newer approaches to contemporary Bollywood cinema. It begins with a discussion of Satyajit Ray's views on popular Indian cinema and the reasons for ... More


Postmodern Bollywood

Neelam Sidhar Wright and Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the postmodern, as an aesthetic style and fluid cultural practice, manifests in contemporary Bollywood film texts. Drawing upon the various concepts and traits identified by ... More


Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Johnny Walker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Combining industrial research and primary interview material with detailed textual analysis, Contemporary British Horror Cinema looks beyond the dominant paradigms which have explained away British ... More


On the ‘Spiritual Automaton’, Space and Time in Modern Cinema According to Gilles Deleuze

Réda BensmaÏa

in Deleuze and Space

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618743
eISBN:
9780748671762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618743.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the concept of the ‘spiritual automaton’ that appears late in Deleuze's work, particularly around the new images of space and time in contemporary cinema. It underscores the ... More


Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Neelam Sidhar Wright

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘New Bollywood’ has arrived, but its postmodern impulse often leaves film scholars reluctant to theorise its aesthetics. How do we define the style of a contemporary Bollywood film? Are Bollywood ... More


Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835941
eISBN:
9780824871574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835941.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Digital technology has transformed cinema's production, distribution, and consumption patterns and pushed contemporary cinema toward increasingly global markets. Japanese cinema has been revitalized ... More


Intermedially Emotional: Musical Mood Cues, Disembodied Feelings in Contemporary Hungarian Melodramas

Hajnal Király

in Caught In-Between: Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474435499
eISBN:
9781474481076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In contemporary Hungarian cinema some melodramas presenting struggling female protagonists like Ágnes Kocsis's Fresh Air (2006) and Adrienn Pál (2010), Kornél Mundruczó's Johanna (2005), Peter ... More


Flying into the Unknown: Cinematic Cultures of War and the Aesthetics of Disappearance

John Armitage

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines Virilio’s theoretical contribution to the debates over contemporary cinema and war by considering several of his most powerful texts, including War and Cinema: The Logistics of ... More


Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in American Independent Cinema

Jennifer O'Meara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474420624
eISBN:
9781474449564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420624.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the centrality of dialogue to American independent cinema, arguing that it is impossible to separate small budgets from the old adage that ‘talk is cheap’. Focusing on the 1980s ... More


American Independent Cinema in the Age of the Conglomerates

Yannis Tzioumakis

in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the majors became one by one parts of multinational conglomerates in the late 1960s and 1970s, they gradually turned their attention to the production of fewer but considerably more expensive ... More


Conclusion: A Bollywood Renaissance?

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book has highlighted some of the fundamental changes that have occurred in Bollywood cinema after its economic liberalisation at the turn of the twenty-first century. Through an analysis of ... More


Digital Effects Animation and the New Hybrid Cinema

J. P. Telotte

in Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125862
eISBN:
9780813135540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125862.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses and assesses the changes that contemporary cinema is seeing as the techniques and technology demonstrated in the animated films of Pixar increasingly migrate to and affect the ... More


Indian Cinema: A History of Repetition

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines examples of postmodern aesthetics in contemporary Bollywood cinema by looking more specifically at a particular kind of filmmaking that has emerged prolifically over recent ... More


Representing Terrorism: Dil Se (From the Heart, 1998, Dir. Mani Ratnam)

Omar Ahmed

in Studying Indian Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733681
eISBN:
9781800342088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733681.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Mani Ratnam's 1998 film Dil Se (From the Heart) to engage critically with changing representations of terrorism in contemporary Indian cinema. Mani Ratnam is recognised by many ... More


‘Who the Hell are you?’: Aki Kaurismäki’s Cinema

Andrew Nestingen

in The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165594
eISBN:
9780231850414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165594.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides a brief history of Aki Kaurismäki's career in film. Kaurismäki made his directorial debut in 1983 with an adaptation of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. He ... More


Postmodernism and India

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the Indian film industry has taken a postmodern turn after the millennium as a response to Bollywood's increased global exchanges and commercialisation. It first considers ... More


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