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Theories of the Classical/Modern Distinction in the Cinema

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter, which provides an overview of the typical distinction between classical and modern cinema, suggests some basic principles to use as it constructs the stylistic-historical aspect of ... More


Modern Art Cinema: Style or Movement?

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Modernism is not a particular style in the cinema; it is rather the impact of different modernist movements in the narrative art cinema, engendering different (modern) film styles. In film history, ... More


Introduction

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
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February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the 1960s, cinema found itself in a distinguished cultural position within Western culture, with filmmakers able to consider themselves the eminent representatives of contemporary Western culture. ... More


Theorizing Modernism

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
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February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents several interconnected arguments about modern art cinema. First, modern cinema was a historical phenomenon inspired by the art-historical context of the two avant-garde periods, ... More


The Romantic Period, 1959–1961

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter outlines the development of modernist art cinema between 1959 and around 1975 in Europe. It divides this history into three periods: the “romantic period,” “established modernism,” and ... More


Narration in Modern Cinema

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
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February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

By far the most spectacular formal characteristic of modern cinema is the way it handles narration and how that relates to storytelling. Modern art cinema's problem regarding narration was summarized ... More


Established Modernism, 1962–1966

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

By 1962, modern cinema became a widely accepted movement throughout Europe. This was the period in which a cool aesthetic self-reflection of filmmaking as the trendiest intellectual and artistic ... More


Genre in Modern Cinema

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Narrative techniques frequently used in modern cinema became fashionable not as self-contained play with the form. They are the most appropriate tools for telling specific stories. Modern art cinema ... More


Critical Reflexivity or the Birth of the Auteur

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter, which looks at the relevant appearances of basic formal principles of the second phase of modernism in the late 1940s and 1950s, examines the (re)emergence of the three most general ... More


Patterns of Modern Forms

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Referring to Alain Resnais's film Hiroshima, Eric Rohmer provided a particularly concise and general formula about how he understood modernism in the cinema. Rohmer's formula is a particularly ... More


Political Modernism, 1967–1975

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

There are four important interrelated but quite distinct points that shaped the basic trends of the post-1967 period of modern cinema in Europe. First, cinema has to reconstruct the concept of ... More


Modern Cinema Trends

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

A variety of categories characterize modernist art films: style, genre, general aesthetic conception, and the cultural or artistic tradition a film refers to. This chapter imposes a certain order ... More


The Image of Thought in Modern Cinema: the Brain Machine (Ca. 1985)

Gregg Lambert

in In Search of a New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678020
eISBN:
9781452948058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678020.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the “image of thought” in modern cinema, especially what Deleuze calls “the cinema of the brain.” Within the “machine” of cinema is a means of transcending the mechanisms of ... More


Ornamental Styles

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The ornamental trend is a peculiar phenomenon of late modern cinema. Although traces of it appeared already at the emergence of modernism, it was characteristic of the second period starting from the ... More


Seriously Good Fun

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter addresses how Hot Fuzz (2007) remains a very unusual and elusive film within the terms of modern popular cinema: a ‘formula’ movie that is also intricately conceived, crafted, ... More


Creepshow

Simon Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released in cinemas in 1982, Creepshow is typically regarded as a minor entry in both the film output of George A. Romero and the history of adaptations of the works of Stephen King. Yet this lack of ... More


An Alternative to the Classical Form: Neorealism and Modernism

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

If film noir can be regarded as a deviation from the classical narrative, Italian neorealism offered other elements for a real alternative to it. Italian neorealism was a complex cultural phenomenon ... More


The Year 1966

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The year 1966 was an important year in the history of modern cinema because it represents simultaneously a summit and a turning point. It was a summit because many of the most important films of ... More


Theatrical Styles

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Theater was one of the main inspirations of late modern cinema, and it served as a characteristic stylistic background in many modern films. Historically, the close interaction between modern theater ... More


The Return of the Theatrical

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The fight against the theatrical influence had been one of art filmmakers' oldest campaigns in their drive to achieve artistic independence. The “genuine film artist” considered theatricality in the ... More


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