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ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

Christian B. Long (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474434256
eISBN:
9781399509015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434256.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book argues that Albert Brooks merits a wider readership/viewership, both critical and popular, and also argues that Brooks offers a useful lens through which to engage American film and culture ... More


“Here is My Home”: Voiceover and Foreign-language Versions in Postwar Danish informational film

C. Claire Thomson

in Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438056
eISBN:
9781474476591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses a selection of foreign-language Danish informational films, giving an overview, firstly, of how the films travelled and in which languages. It then looks more closely at a key ... More


The Reasons for Animating Reality: Animated Documentary and Re-enactment in the Work of Jonas Odell

Lawrence Thomas Martinelli

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses three animated documentaries by filmmaker Jonas Odell: Never Like the First Time! (2006), Lies (2008), and Tussilago (2010). Comparative analysis establishes many of the ... More


Radical otherness: voiceover, autoethnography, performativity

Ming-Yuen S. Ma

in There is no soundtrack: Rethinking Art, Media, and the Audio-Visual Contract

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526142122
eISBN:
9781526155535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526142139.00008
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter’s discussion is organized around the discursive as well as bodily understanding of the voice within Western intellectual traditions, through which it examines the voice’s disembodiment ... More


Revival: Situating Noir

Theodore Martin

in Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181921
eISBN:
9780231543897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181921.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 develops a new understanding of how to account for the revival of a genre like film noir. Because noir has haunted American culture since the 1940s, it is hard to know how we are supposed ... More


A crucible of emotions: Maurice Pialat’s L’Amour existe

Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck

in Screening the Paris suburbs: From the silent era to the 1990s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526106858
eISBN:
9781526135995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106858.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By turns elegiac and polemical, Maurice Pialat’s twenty-minute essay film L’Amour existe (1960) encompasses at once an individual life, the history of France from the pre-war period through WWII and ... More


Voice

Gian Maria Annovi

in Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180306
eISBN:
9780231542708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180306.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter six discusses the effects produced by Pasolini’s vocal performance in his films. Pasolini’s voice changes according to the function attributed to his authorial presence. It is his real voice ... More


Introduction

Christian B. Long

in ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474434256
eISBN:
9781399509015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434256.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a brief Brooks biography, then moves to his start in show business as a stand-up comic to begin to identify the ideas and concerns that appear in his work. Then it transitions to ... More


“Mayhem”: Postproduction

Robert P. Kolker and Nathan Abrams

in Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190678029
eISBN:
9780190678067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678029.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stanley Kubrick died shortly after screening his final cut of Eyes Wide Shut. This chapter clears up the debate of whether the film was “unfinished.” Kubrick had indeed left undone many details of ... More


Sound: The Politics of the Sonic Interstice and the Dissonance of the Neutral

Laura Rascaroli

in How the Essay Film Thinks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In embracing an understanding of essay film’s soundscape that does not stop at voiceover, but extends to all the elements of a complex environment made up of speech, music, sounds, noise, and ... More


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