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American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Yannis Tzioumakis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction to American independent cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century to the present and a study of key ... More


Arab Cinema Today: A Postscript

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The political and economic stagnation common to the largely autocratic Arab regimes has been affecting culture and film continuously. In addition, the introduction of new technologies and the ... More


Popular Narratives: Awaara (The Vagabond, 1951, Dir. Raj Kapoor)

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/9781906733681.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the cinema of Raj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor's key role in helping to popularise Indian cinema proves to be a worthy starting point in tracing the origins and development of popular ... More


A Major Contribution to Feminist Film History: Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki’s ()

Cécile Chich

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the centrality of the work of artistic duo Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki to the project of writing a feminist women's film history by focusing on the aesthetic and ... More


The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Whitney Crothers Dilley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ang Lee is one of cinema's most versatile and daring directors. His ability to cut across cultural, national, and sexual boundaries has given him recognition in all corners of the world, the ability ... More


Introduction: ‘History Really is Gone’

Andrew Nette

in Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Rollerball, the 1975 dystopian science fiction film of Canadian-born director and producer Norman Jewison. Rollerball was based on a short story in ... More


The Horror Film and the Studio System

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the ambivalent relationship between horror and mainstream cinema. Despite horror's niche status, mass audiences are drawn to supernatural elements and themes of peril as a ... More


The Place of the Film

Ian Cooper

in Witchfinder General

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733513
eISBN:
9781800342033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733513.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a background of Michael Reeves, the director of Witchfinder General (1968). Perhaps the best way to understand Reeves is to regard him as a home-grown ‘Movie Brat’. This was the ... More


Documentary Film at the Turn of the Century

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the development of contemporary documentary theory in the twenty-first century, beginning with the proliferation of documentary films in mainstream cinema and the portrayal of ... More


The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

Chris Holmlund (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169813
eISBN:
9780231850643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169813.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities — as actor, writer, ... More


Off Road: Lyes Salem’s Masquerades (2008)

Suzanne Gauch

in Maghrebs in Motion: North African Cinema in Nine Movements

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262570
eISBN:
9780190262600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262570.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Lyès Salem’s popular debut film Masquerades as both a recuperation of the kind of politically neutral, feel-good transcultural entertainment audiences have long expected from ... More


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