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Studying Indian Cinema

Omar Ahmed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733681
eISBN:
9781800342088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733681.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book traces the historical evolution of Indian cinema through a number of key decades. The book is made up of 14 chapters with each chapter focusing on one key film, the chosen films are ... 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


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


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


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 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


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


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 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


Conclusion: Living Horror: Thoughts On Our Nerve-Endings

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/9780748617470.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Deleuzian horror films threaten the stability of body and mind, transforming the embodied mind of the spectator as well as the bodies on screen. The horror movie, as its name suggests, is essentially ... 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


Documenting the Future: Visual Design

Dan Dinello

in Constellations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men eschews the glamorous production values of the standard Hollywood film and moves into the transgressive realm of simulated reportage. It ... More


Mise-en-scène and Cinematography

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Pedro Almodóvar's mise-en-scène and cinematography. Almodóvar's mise-en-scène is rich with intertextual references, whether it be from high culture, through the pastiche of ... More


Signs and Meanings

Cristina Massaccesi

in Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238451
eISBN:
9781800341975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Nosferatu's (1922) style and form. In order to analyse a film thoroughly, one should always take into account the elements that constitute a film's grammar and syntax: ... More


Textual Analysis

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/9781906733568.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a textual analysis of SAW (2004). The look of the SAW film is grimily distinctive; in contrast to the gloss that commercial horror often employs, SAW appears grotty and rancid. ... More


First Reel

Luke Aspell

in Devil’s Advocates: Shivers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325970
eISBN:
9781800342545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325970.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the opening scenes of David Cronenberg's Shivers (1975). The exteriors and interiors of Starliner Tower, where the film is located, are played by Tourelle-Sur-Rive on Nuns' ... More


Analysis

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Mario Bava's debut feature film, Black Sunday, which is considered to be among the most stylish horror films ever made and won praise for its delicious look and cinematography. ... More


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