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Spike Jonze Shorts Stories

Cynthia Felando

in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474447621
eISBN:
9781474476669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447621.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cynthia Felando demonstrates the relevance and significance of Jonze’s narrative shorts in his larger filmography. Felando argues that these short films both reflect and enrich our understanding of ... More


Opera Cut Short

Jennifer Fleeger

in Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199366484
eISBN:
9780199366514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366484.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter Two explores the visual and musical changes in the opera short as it evolved throughout the conversion era primarily by looking at the prolific output of Warner Bros. and its intensified ... More


Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Jennifer Fleeger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199366484
eISBN:
9780199366514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366484.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz examines the interactions between musical form, film technology, and discourses of race, ethnicity, and the nation during the American cinema’s ... More


Stars Appearing in the Sky: Unconventional Propaganda Films

Nina Schneider

in Brazilian Propaganda: Legitimizing an Authoritarian Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049908
eISBN:
9780813050362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049908.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Compulsorily broadcast in cinemas and on television, short films constituted the most important form of official propaganda. Chapter 2 provides the first systematic analysis of 106 AERP/ARP filmetes ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474447621
eISBN:
9781474476669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447621.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze is the first collection of essays on this important and original contemporary filmmaker. It looks at his ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, ... More


Digital Film and Audiences

Pawel Frelik

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter discusses the manifold influences that the advent of digital technologies has had on science fiction filmmaking. Among them are the unprecedented globalization of science fiction cinema, ... More


Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

C. Claire Thomson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424134
eISBN:
9781474444712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first book-length study in English of a national corpus of state-sponsored informational film, this book traces how Danish shorts on topics including social welfare, industry, art and ... More


Selling Jazz Short

Jennifer Fleeger

in Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199366484
eISBN:
9780199366514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366484.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter Three examines the representation of jazz music by three major studios during the conversion era. It argues that Warner Bros., Paramount, and MGM each appropriated jazz in its own way to ... More


We are a Little Land: Informational Film and Small-nation Cinema

C. Claire Thomson

in Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424134
eISBN:
9781474444712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Et lille land’ - a little land - is a trope of Danish identity which recurs in many of the short informational films about Denmark made from the 1930s to the 1960s. This chapter outlines why the ... More


First-Generation Women in Short Films: Crossing Barriers and Communicating Experiences through Objects

Leslie Kealhofer-Kemp

in Muslim Women in French Cinema: Voices of Maghrebi Migrants in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381984
eISBN:
9781786945211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381984.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines key short films featuring Maghrebi migrant women in France through an analysis of objects such as letters, a play script, food, photographs, and clothing items. It highlights ... More


Structure and Agency: Shane Meadows and the New Regional Production Sectors

Jack Newsinger

in Shane Meadows: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676392
eISBN:
9780748693856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes a political economy approach to understand Shane Meadows' development as a filmmaker. By focussing on the institutional-industrial contexts of regional production, it is argued ... More


Audiences

Chris Perriam

in Spanish Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748665860
eISBN:
9780748684267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665860.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter presents the network of different audiences for the films discussed in the preceding chapters. It sets out the context of the wider cultural activities of film-watchers -- bookshop and ... More


Asquith and the British cinema

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shows Asquith's contribution to the British film industry. In a career lasting from the 1920s to the 1960s, Asquith directed thirty-five feature films and also worked in a variety of ... More


Short Films on the Crest of the New Wave

Dominique Nasta

in Contemporary Romanian Cinema: The History of an Unexpected Miracle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167451
eISBN:
9780231536691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167451.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the emergence of Romanian short films onto the world stage. Starting in 2001, Romanian cinema became increasingly visible to critics and audiences in the festival circuit ... More


Introduction: Shane's World

Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey, and Melanie Williams

in Shane Meadows: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676392
eISBN:
9780748693856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter opens the book by positioning Shane Meadows in the landscape of contemporary British filmmaking before moving on to provide a brief career overview which emphasises the ... More


Ateyyat El Abnoudy: Poetic Realism in Egyptian Documentaries

Stefanie Van de Peer

in Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first case study deals with the ‘mother’ of Egyptian documentary making Ateyyat el Abnoudy, and traces her career as a lawyer, journalist and filmmaker. As a pioneer of politically engaged and ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer Fleeger

in Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199366484
eISBN:
9780199366514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366484.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book has argued that opera and jazz played a crucial role in selling the cultural importance of sound cinema and molding classical Hollywood film music. This Conclusion summarizes what this book ... More


Queer

Chris Perriam

in Spanish Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748665860
eISBN:
9780748684267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665860.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter establishes the connections between LGBTQ filmmaking and the everyday experience of its audiences in Spain over the past 25 years. It links a discussion of the term ‘queer’, relating both ... More


Primitive Diversity

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the dialogue between Christian Schulte and Alexander Kluge wherein they talked about primitive diversity. “Primitive diversity” is an expression from the American East Coast for ... More


In His Element: Three Short Films and an Epilogue

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Some of Burnett’s most characteristic and impressive work has taken the form of completely independent, very low budget short films that he has written, directed, photographed, and edited. These ... More


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