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Audiovisual Dissonance in Found-Footage Film

Holly Rogers

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing on ideas of the Surrealist automatic and filmic détournement, artists working with found footage are able to construct new meanings and aesthetics by deconstructing completed audiovisual ... More


(In)appropriation: Productions of Laughter in Contemporary Found Footage Films

jaimie Baron

in Sampling Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199949311
eISBN:
9780199364749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949311.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Found footage filmmaking often generates novel juxtapositions and produces new meanings unintended by the footage’s original makers—meanings that are, in other words, “inappropriate.” One response to ... More


The Aesthetics of Artificial Authenticity

Peter Turner

in The Blair Witch Project

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733841
eISBN:
9781800342163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733841.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the visual style of The Blair Witch Project (1999). In notable opposition to the slasher cycle and the later ‘torture porn’ trend in modern horror, The Blair Witch Project ... More


The Blackest Eyes . . . The Devil’s Eyes: Horror’s First-Person Camerawork Part 2: The Searching Camera

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the recent development in first-person camerawork in horror, in which the killer-aligned camera of Killer POV has been supplanted by the victim- or protagonist-aligned cameras ... More


Commodified Surveillance: First-Person Cameras, the Internet, and Compulsive Documentation

Catherine Zimmer

in Surveillance Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479864379
eISBN:
9781479876853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864379.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on how surveillance cinema incorporates the consumer-subject in the era of home video, online networking, and “dataveillance.” By positing Debord’s account of the “spectacle” as ... More


Marketing, Reception and Legacy

Peter Turner

in The Blair Witch Project

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733841
eISBN:
9781800342163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733841.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies how The Blair Witch Project (1999) was marketed, how it was received by critics and audiences, and the legacy that endures more than a decade after its release. The Blair Witch ... More


The Blair Witch Project

Peter Turner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733841
eISBN:
9781800342163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733841.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Few films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare ... More


Copyright and the Commons

Erika Balsom

in After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176934
eISBN:
9780231543125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter interrogates how artists’ moving image has grappled with the increased ridigification of copyright that has occurred over the last two decades. Many artists champion the freedom to reuse ... More


Sampling as Analysis, Sampling as Symptom: Found Footage and Repetition in Martin Arnold’s Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy

Martin J. Zeilinger

in Sampling Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199949311
eISBN:
9780199364749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949311.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter represents an attempt to bracket the discourse of private property, authorship, and cultural ownership with which we commonly frame discussions of sampling practices. Instead, the ... More


Audio-visuals in Exhibitions

Elisa Mandelli

in The Museum as a Cinematic Space: The Display of Moving Images in Exhibitions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474416795
eISBN:
9781474476577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416795.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers, through a series of examples from different kinds of museums, an overview of the types of audio-visuals they use: found footage materials, educational films, documentaries, video ... More


Sampling Media

David Laderman and Laurel Westrup (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199949311
eISBN:
9780199364749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949311.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This collection focuses on sampling as a logic of exchange between audiovisual media. While some recent scholarship has addressed sampling as a practice within popular music and popular culture, ... More


Dominic Gagnon

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This is the first career interview with French Canadian Dominic Gagnon, whose controversial work has been a crucial contribution to a recent tendency within the history of found-footage film (or ... More


Who Am I? Positioning the Spectator and Identification

Peter Turner

in The Blair Witch Project

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733841
eISBN:
9781800342163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733841.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the notion of identification in relation to The Blair Witch Project (1999). One of the primary reasons for the continued use of the found footage aesthetic, popularised in The ... More


The Witch’s Generic, Literary and Filmic Background

Brandon Grafius and Brandon Grafius

in The Witch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348356
eISBN:
9781800850989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348356.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After a brief overview of theories of genre, the chapter argues that The Witch can best be understood as participating in the folk horror genre. While folk horror is most often associated with ... More


Body genres, night vision and the female monster: REC and the contemporary horror film

Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hand-held cameras and night vision technology have become increasingly common in the contemporary horror film. Taking Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's phenomenally successful REC films (2007, 2009, ... More


Gustav Deutsch

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Austrian filmmaker Gustav Deutsch has been a major contributor to what has come to be called “found-footage filmmaking” and/or “recycled cinema”—that is, he is best-known for making films from other ... More


Lost and Hunted in Bad Woods: The Blair Witch Project ()

Mathias Clasen

in Why Horror Seduces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick’s The Blair Witch Project (1999) launched the horror subgenre of “found footage”—pseudodocumentary horror—into the mainstream. The film was marketed as a true story ... More


The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Holly Rogers and Jeremy Barham (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores music- and sound-image relationships in non-mainstream screen repertoire from the earliest examples of experimental audiovisuality to the most recent forms of expanded and digital ... More


Alone., Again: On Martin Arnold’s Metaformal Invention by Intervention

David LaRocca

in Metacinema: The Form and Content of Filmic Reference and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190095345
eISBN:
9780190095383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095345.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Austrian experimental filmmaker Martin Arnold (b. 1959) created several late twentieth-century films that take a formal, interventionist approach to the use of found footage. This chapter ... More


Soft Fascinations in Shallow Depth: Compositing Ambient Space

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter Four examines how ambient video stages spaces of shallow depth between the software space of image compositing and the aleatory discoveries of found footage, creating “soft” spaces of ... More


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