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Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Brian R. Jacobson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172813
eISBN:
9780231539661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172813.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio “dream factories” structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and ... More


Introduction to Part II: The PECMA Flow

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction to Part II discusses how knowledge of the brain’s processing of information provides crucial insight into central phenomena in visual aesthetics, especially in film aesthetics, and ... More


The formative years

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts the topography of the British film industry in the 1920s, when Anthony Asquith began his film career. Asquith entered the film industry in the mid-1920s, towards the end of the ... More


Poetics and Politics

Hermann Kappelhoff

in The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170727
eISBN:
9780231539319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170727.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Taking up the discussion of current aesthetic theories and political philosophy, the chapter proposes an approach in which film as a poetic practice can be related to the question of (re)configuring ... More


Fascinations for the Nation: American Serial Film, Czechoslovakia, and the Afterlives of Pearl White

Kevin B. Johnson

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the delayed but still strong and lasting impression that Pearl White left on Czechoslovakia's critics, viewers, and avant-garde movement. Drawing on a series of articles in ... More


Style and Structure in The Killer

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer is a salient example of cross-cultural influence in Hong Kong filmmaking. This is true in generic, thematic, and stylistic or structural terms. The film provides clear glimpses of the join ... More


Eroticism Should Occur in the Audience

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226174457
eISBN:
9780226174624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers Guy Debord's Hurlements en faveur de Sade (Howls for Sade, 1952). Hurlements is a sound film without images: when someone speaks, the screen is white and filled with light; ... More


To Cut or Not to Cut

Lutz Koepnick

in The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816695843
eISBN:
9781452958859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695843.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1: traces the history and theory of the long take in twentieth-century art cinema to make a case who and why twenty-first century moving image practice differs from the past and its concepts; ... More


The Nollywood Diaspora: Nigerians Abroad

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

A genre of films about Nigerians living overseas has been produced through collaborations between the Nollywood industry and African immigrant communities in Europe, North America, Brazil, China, and ... More


“Everything’s the Same Except for One Change”: A Neoformalist Approach Vol. 2: Narration and Style

David Roche

in Quentin Tarantino: Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819161
eISBN:
9781496819208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819161.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter seeks to further determine Tarantino’s place in the history of film aesthetics, and his relationship to classical, contemporary and art cinema. It analyzes how the films relate to the ... More


Nature Caught in the Act: On the Transformation of an Idea of Art in Early Cinema

Nico Baumbach

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Nico Baumbach, focuses on the Lumières’ film Le Repas de Bébé (Baby’s Meal); taking as its starting point Georges Méliès’s observation that it was through this film that he ... 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


Introduction: Toward a Wondrous Spectator

Lutz Koepnick

in The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816695843
eISBN:
9781452958859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695843.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Introduction: makes a case for the importance to study the long take today as something that probes our sense of time across different moving image platforms; develops the category of wonder—first ... More


“It’s Still Not Over”

Lutz Koepnick

in The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816695843
eISBN:
9781452958859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695843.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3: discussion of the long-take work of Tsai Ming-liang and BelaTarr, the first using relative static, the latter intricately moving camera setups; arguing against schoalrs who see their work ... More


Funny Takes?

Lutz Koepnick

in The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816695843
eISBN:
9781452958859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695843.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5: reading one of Michael Haneke’s most infamous long takes so as to show that not all long takes square with the aesthetics of the wondrous as discussed in this book; Haneke’s late modernist ... More


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

Dona Kercher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172097
eISBN:
9780231850735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172097.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This study explores how five major directors—Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Álex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan José Campanella—modelled their early careers on Hitchcock and his ... More


The Long Goodbye

Lutz Koepnick

in The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816695843
eISBN:
9781452958859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695843.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4: the focus of this chapter is on the video installtions of artists Tacita Dean, Teressa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, and IñigoManglano-Ovalle; discusses various concepts of roaming ... More


(Un)Timely Meditations

Lutz Koepnick

in The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816695843
eISBN:
9781452958859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695843.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 7: focusing on the role of long takes in the films and installation works of Abbas Kiarostami and ApihcatpongWeerasethakul, this chapter explores in greater detail how long takes haven taken ... More


Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Christine L. Marran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Ecology without Culture, Christine L. Marran introduces biotropes—material and semiotic figures that exist for human perception—to navigate how and why the material world has proven to be an ... More


The Graduate and the Subversion of Silence

Kyle Stevens

in Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375806
eISBN:
9780199375844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375806.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 considers how Nichols upends values of Hollywood individualism by analyzing The Graduate’s taxonomy of silences. Closely reading the formation of the characters of Ben, Elaine, and Mrs. ... More


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