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Introduction

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Feng Xiaogang is regarded as the most successful commercial film director since the middle of the 1990s. His films were so popular that they even surpassed imported Hollywood blockbusters at the box ... More


Introduction

Ann Davies

in Daniel Calparsoro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073649
eISBN:
9781781702093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073649.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the subject of this book: the work of a contemporary Spanish film director, Daniel Calparsoro, in auteurist terms. This study of Calparsoro discusses not only Calparsoro's ... More


Confronted with Too Much

Todd McGowan

in Spike Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038143
eISBN:
9780252095405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038143.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Spike Lee. Lee's films employ types of excess such as unconventional shots, extreme characters, and improbable scenes to intervene in critical issues that trouble ... More


The Fabric of Desire

Thibaut Schilt

in François Ozon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036002
eISBN:
9780252093043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036002.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on François Ozon's entire film career to date. It suggests that despite tremendous diversity in terms of cinematic choices (on generic, formal, and thematic ... More


Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Brent Phillips

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During his lifetime, Charles “Chuck” Walters enjoyed a reputation as one of the foremost director-choreographers of Hollywood motion pictures. From his earliest directorial triumphs, Good News, ... More


Auteurdämmerung: David Cronenberg, George A. Romero, and the Twilight of the (North) American Horror Auteur

Craig Bernardini

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the careers of David Cronenberg and George A. Romero, charting the evolution of two notable horror film auteurs from their origins in what the rhetoric of crisis has construed ... More


Introduction

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/9780719064524.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an account of the films of Anthony Asquith, and draws attention to the varied body of work with which he is associated. His works have been positioned in relation to the various ... More


A Ghostly Archeology: The Art-House Genre Cinema of Christian Petzold

Jaimey Fisher

in Christian Petzold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037986
eISBN:
9780252095238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037986.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Christian Petzold. Over the past twenty years and across eleven feature-length works, Petzold has established himself as the most critically acclaimed director in ... More


Bathed in the Fading Light

Michael Koresky

in Terence Davies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038617
eISBN:
9780252096549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038617.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the film career of British director Terence Davies. The cinema of Davies is one of contradictions—between beauty and ugliness, the real and the artificial, progression and ... More


Making the Waves: Cinema as Performance

Linda Badley

in Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035913
eISBN:
9780252095429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035913.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on Lars von Trier's film career. It argues that unlike auteurs shaped by existing conditions, trends, or movements within or outside the mainstream industry, Trier ... More


The Nature of Contrivance

Sean O'Sullivan

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036385
eISBN:
9780252093401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036385.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on Mike Leigh's film career. It attempts to reclaim him from the kindly ghetto in which he has been placed by his well-meaning enthusiasts. Leigh is typically ... More


From Movie Brats to Movie Blockbusters

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the new generation of largely college-educated ‘movie brats’ who were central to the shift from the modernist art cinema to blockbuster fantasies in the late 1970s. The period ... More


Introduction: Maurice Pialat, the outsider

Marja Warehime

in Maurice Pialat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068225
eISBN:
9781781703267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068225.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a profile of the French film director Maurice Pialat. Pialat's work inspires comparison with legendary figures such as Jean Renoir and Robert Bresson, yet he does not have the ... More


Judaism and Danish Directors: The Case of Lars von Trier vs. Susanne Bier

Pétur Valsson

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“The Case of Lars von Trier vs. Susanne Bier” focuses on the public conflict between Denmark’s leading international film directors, which has developed almost entirely through von Trier’s defamation ... More


Mike Leigh

Tony Whitehead

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mike Leigh may well be Britain's greatest living film director; his worldview has permeated our national consciousness. This book gives detailed readings of the nine feature films he has made for the ... More


John Lasseter and the Rise of Pixar Style

Richard Neupert

in John Lasseter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040153
eISBN:
9780252098352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040153.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles the rise of John Lasseter's career and the groundbreaking animated films he directed, revealing ways he and his colleagues at Pixar changed the direction of commercial ... More


The Films of Steven Soderbergh

Aaron Baker

in Steven Soderbergh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036057
eISBN:
9780252093012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036057.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the films of Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh's twenty feature films present a diverse range of subject matter and formal styles. They range from his 1989 breakthrough hit Sex, ... More


Wrapped in Plastic

Justus Nieland

in David Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036934
eISBN:
9780252094057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036934.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on David Lynch's film career. It focuses on how plastic is the prime matter of his filmmaking, essential to his understanding of cinema. It takes up plasticity's ... More


. “That fellow Capra”

McBride Joseph

in Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738384
eISBN:
9781604738391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts Capra’ army experiences during World War II. Capra accepted his wartime anonymity, managing to subordinate his ego to a higher loyalty. He performed brilliantly in carrying out ... More


Neorealism: Another “Cinéma de Papa” for the French New Wave?

Caroline Eades

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the relationship between the Italian neorealist and French New Wave movements, and suggests that their connection is “complex,” concocted out of similarities rather than direct ... More


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