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The Mise-en-Scène of Modernity: The French New Wave, Paris, and the Global 1960s

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter introduces the concept of as it developed in the film criticism of the early French new wave, especially in the pages of Cahiers du cinéma. Critics like Truffaut, Godard, Rivette, and ... More


The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

James Tweedie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Age of New Waves examines the origins of the concept of the “new wave” in 1950s France and the proliferation of new waves in world cinema over the past three decades. The book ... More


Introduction: Youth, Cities, and the Globalization of Art Cinema

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Introduction situates the transnational new waves of the past half century within the context of economic and cultural globalization. It suggests that a particular mode of art cinema—one ... More


Deleuze and Horror Film

Anna Powell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617470
eISBN:
9780748651061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617470.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book analyses the horror film from a Deleuzian perspective, arguing that although dominant psychoanalytic approaches to horror films neglect the aesthetics of horror, such cinematic devices as ... More


The Movement-Image: Horror Cinematography and Mise-en-scène

Anna Powell

in Deleuze and Horror Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617470
eISBN:
9780748651061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617470.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with mise-en-scène and various kinds of movement in horror cinema. The film theory shaped by psychoanalysis and semiology treats images as static, symbolic components of underlying ... More


Introduction: New Directions in Horror Film Studies

Anna Powell

in Deleuze and Horror Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617470
eISBN:
9780748651061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617470.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Horror film fandom revels in the genre's special effects, but a corresponding theoretical exploration of horror aesthetics is scarce. The genre has showcased a strongly affective style from its ... More


In Praise of the Sound Dissolve: Evanescences, Uncertainties, Fusions, Resonances

Giusy Pisano

in Indefinite Visions: Cinema and the Attractions of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474407120
eISBN:
9781474434874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407120.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Blurred voices, undefined and acousmatic; noise transformed into music; the backdrop of a world of imperceptible yet present sound; gimmicks brought about as quickly as they disappear; the fading of ... More


John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer: Straddling the Fence between Myth and Realism

Yayoi Uno Everett

in Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190620622
eISBN:
9780190620653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620622.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The viewing of opera begs the question of how operatic text (music and libretto) becomes constrained and absorbed by the performance medium. Especially in contexts where the filmic projection of ... More


Morning in the Megacity: Taiwan and the Globalization of the City Film

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The “city film” has been a prominent genre in recent world cinema. This chapter examines that series as a global phenomenon and views Taiwan’s city films within both an international and a domestic ... More


The Long Shot

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter talks about how the game Heavy Rain shows why games must overturn the conventions of film if they hope to realize the dream of interactive cinema. It argues that the most important ... More


‘Expect the Unexpected’ — PTU's Narrative and Aesthetics

Michael Ingham

in Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the film's narrative in detailed sharp focus. It explores the film's plot and story as well as its mise-en-scène and the aesthetic principles underlying its composition. As To ... More


Civilising the City in La ciudad no es para mí (The City’s Not For Me, Lazaga 1965)

Sally Faulkner

in A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film in the 1960s

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621606
eISBN:
9780748651078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621606.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

La ciudad no es para mí (The City's Not For Me, 1965) was directed by Pedro Lazaga and starred theatre actor Paco Martínez Soria. This chapter analyses the ways La ciudad civilises the city of Madrid ... More


The Fragmented Frame 1: Expression, Abstraction, Schematization

Bruce Isaacs

in The Art of Pure Cinema: Hitchcock and His Imitators

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190889951
eISBN:
9780190889999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889951.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The aesthetic of the fragment is examined in detailed analyses of the Hitchcockian frame. The frame is both the formal composition underpinning mise en scène and the opening into the infinite play of ... More


Picturing the Underground

Ryan Powell

in Coming Together: The Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634234
eISBN:
9780226634401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634401.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The introduction argues that important, often obscured, aspects of postwar gay male life on film become legible when moving beyond a tight focus on issues of representation to consider how films and ... More


The ‘impure’ auteur

Ben McCann

in Julien Duvivier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719091148
eISBN:
9781526124111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This opening chapter will contextualise the ‘Duvivier style’. It will look at his chief formative influence, André Antoine, whose influential theories on cinematic naturalism, location shooting, and ... More


Camera, Sound, and Music

Lisa Odham Stokes

in Peter Ho-Sun Chan's He's a Woman, She's a Man

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099708
eISBN:
9789882207257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099708.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to look into the film's artistry, as this is usually concealed by comedy. As observed through Chan's partnership in the United Filmmakers Organization (UFO), Chan had always ... More


Observational Landscaping*

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/9780231174534.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the “observational landscaping” film—whose minimalist mise-en-scène is exclusively limited to looking at and listening to landscape. The laconic mise-en-scène of observational ... More


David Lynch

Justus Nieland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036934
eISBN:
9780252094057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036934.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A key figure in the ongoing legacy of modern cinema, David Lynch designs environments for spectators, transporting them to inner worlds built by mood, texture, and uneasy artifice. We enter these ... More


Icon of fashion

Felicity Chaplin

in La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526109538
eISBN:
9781526128263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109538.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fashion is ubiquitous in the depiction of la Parisienne and demonstrates perhaps better than any other motif the variations within the type. These variations are reflected in the eclectic array of ... More


Community of Emotion: In Search of a Swadeshi Public

Mimasha Pandit

in Performing Nationhood: The Emotional Roots of Swadeshi Nationhood in Bengal, 1905-1912

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199480180
eISBN:
9780199099764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480180.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the second chapter, a similar line of analysis has been used to evaluate the tools of performance in order to reveal the transformation that the space of performance underwent—from being a sphere ... More


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