World Cinema through Global Genres

Author: William V. Costanzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118712927
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World Cinema through Global Genres introduces the complex forces of global filmmaking using the popular concept of film genre. The cluster-based organization allows students to acquire a clear understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world. Innovative pedagogical approach that uses genres to teach the more unfamiliar subject of world cinema A cluster-based organization provides a solid framework for students to acquire a sharper understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world A “deep focus” section in each chapter gives students information and insights about important regions of filmmaking (India, China, Japan, and Latin America) that tend to be underrepresented in world cinema classes Case studies allow students to focus on important and accessible individual films that exemplify significant traditions and trends A strong foundation chapter reviews key concepts and vocabulary for understanding film as an art form, a technology, a business, an index of culture, a social barometer, and a political force. The engaging style and organization of the book make it a compelling text for both world cinema and film genre courses

World Cinema through Global Genres

Author: William V. Costanzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118713087
Format: PDF, Mobi
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World Cinema through Global Genres introduces the complex forces of global filmmaking using the popular concept of film genre. The cluster-based organization allows students to acquire a clear understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world. Innovative pedagogical approach that uses genres to teach the more unfamiliar subject of world cinema A cluster-based organization provides a solid framework for students to acquire a sharper understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world A “deep focus” section in each chapter gives students information and insights about important regions of filmmaking (India, China, Japan, and Latin America) that tend to be underrepresented in world cinema classes Case studies allow students to focus on important and accessible individual films that exemplify significant traditions and trends A strong foundation chapter reviews key concepts and vocabulary for understanding film as an art form, a technology, a business, an index of culture, a social barometer, and a political force. The engaging style and organization of the book make it a compelling text for both world cinema and film genre courses

Introduction to Film

Author: Nick Lacey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137463864
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Movie watching has never been so wide-ranging or so popular. The rise of Internet-based video on demand has transformed the way films are distributed and exhibited, with many previously unobtainable and obscure films becoming available for global audiences to view instantly. The second edition of this concise yet complete introduction to film responds to these shifts in the medium, while continuing to address all of the main approaches that continue to inform film studies. This new edition also: • reflects the increasing importance of production contexts in chapters that focus exclusively on the film business, distribution and exhibition • represents the significance of transnational cinema, moving away from Western-centric perspectives of film and drawing on a more global, non-Hollywood range of film examples and case studies from Europe, Asia and Latin America • is now illustrated with a wider variety of film stills, representing world cinema from the classics to the latest in contemporary cinema. Interweaving historical and current theoretical approaches, Nick Lacey presents a tightly-focused and coherent overview of a discipline in transition. With its original narrative line and student-oriented philosophy, the second edition continues to enrich students' appreciation of cinema, while equipping them with the essential skills and vocabulary to succeed in film studies. This is an ideal foundational text for all students and enthusiasts of cinema.

Cinema Against Doublethink

Author: David Martin-Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317440765
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When is it OK to lie about the past? If history is a story, then everyone knows that the 'official story' is told by the winners. No matter what we may know about how the past really happened, history is as it is recorded: this is what George Orwell called doublethink. But what happens to all the lost, forgotten, censored, and disappeared pasts of world history? Cinema Against Doublethink uncovers how a world of cinemas acts as a giant archive of these lost pasts, a vast virtual store of the world’s memories. The most enchanting and disturbing films of recent years – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives, Nostalgia for the Light, Even the Rain, The Act of Killing, Carancho, Lady Vengeance – create ethical encounters with these lost pasts, covering vast swathes of the planet and crossing huge eras of time. Analysed using the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze (the time-image) and Enrique Dussel (transmodern ethics), the multitudinous cinemas of the world are shown to speak out against doublethink, countering this biggest lie of all with their myriad 'false' versions of world history. Cinema, acting against doublethink, remains a powerful agent for reclaiming the truth of history for the 'post-truth' era.

The Road Movie

Author: Neil Archer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850883
Format: PDF
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Though often seen as one of America's native cinematic genres, the road movie has lent itself to diverse international contexts and inspired a host of filmmakers. As analyzed in this study, from its most familiar origins in Hollywood the road movie has become a global film practice, whether as a vehicle for exploring the relationship between various national contexts and American cinema, as a means of narrating different national and continental histories, or as a form of individual filmmaking expression. Beginning with key films from Depression-era Hollywood and the New Hollywood of the late 1960s and then considering its wider effect on world cinemas, this volume maps the development and adaptability of an enduring genre, studying iconic films along the way.

Verzehrt

Author: David Cronenberg
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104030162
Format: PDF, ePub
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DAS FULMINANTE DEBÜT DES DÜSTERSTEN REGISSEURS DER WELT - »Ich glaube, dass man sich alles vorstellen kann. Man sollte nur nicht alles tun« sagt David Cronenberg David Cronenberg entführt uns auf die verbotene Seite des Lebens – dorthin, wo man den anderen aus Liebe verschlingt. Naomi ist Journalistin, Nathan Fotograf - immer unterwegs, ist das Paar meist getrennt, aber stets per Facebook verbunden. Sie sind die perfekten Globetrotter. Naomi recherchiert in Paris ein sonderbares Verbrechen. Nathan fotografiert in einer Budapester Spezialklinik eine riskante Operation. Das Abgründige zieht sie an, stürzt die beiden in eine leidenschaftliche Amour fou im freien Fall. Verstörend unheimlich scheint der Roman mehr von uns zu wissen, als wir selbst wahrhaben wollen.

Genre and Cinema

Author: Brian McIlroy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415770890
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This impressive volume takes a broad critical look at Irish and Irish-related cinema through the lens of genre theory and criticism. Secondary and related objectives of the book are to cover key genres and sub-genres and account for their popularity. The result offers new ways of looking at Irish cinema.

Neoliberalism and Global Cinema

Author: Jyotsna Kapur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136701478
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In cinema studies today, rarely do we find a direct investigation into the culture of capitalism and how it has been refracted and fabricated in global cinema production under neoliberalism. However, the current economic crisis and the subsequent Wall Street bailout in 2008 have brought about a worldwide skepticism regarding the last four decades of economic restructuring and the culture that has accompanied it. In this edited volume, an international ensemble of scholars looks at neoliberalism, both as culture and political economy, in the various cinemas of the world. In essays encompassing the cinemas of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the United States the authors outline how the culture and subjectivities engendered by neoliberalism have been variously performed, contested, and reinforced in these cinemas. The premise of this book is that the cultural and economic logic of neoliberalism, i.e., the radical financialization and market-driven calculations, of all facets of society are symptoms best understood by Marxist theory and its analysis of the central antagonisms and contradictions of capital. Taking a variety of approaches, ranging from political economy, ideological critique, the intersection of aesthetics and politics, social history and critical-cultural theory, this volume offers a fresh, broad-based Marxist analysis of contemporary film/media. Topics include: the global albeit antagonistic nature of neoliberal culture; the search for a new aesthetic and documentary language; the contestation between labor and capital in cultural producion; the political economy of hollywood, and questions of gender, sexuality, and the nation state in relation to neoliberalism.

Transnationale Medienlandschaften

Author: Ivo Ritzer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365812685X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Band vereint Studien zu transnationalen Medienlandschaften, die das Erkenntnisinteresse auf kinematographische Vernetzungen jenseits fixer Zentren richten. Im Fokus steht eine Analyse populärer Traditionen aus postkolonialer Perspektive, die transnationalen Film in den Kontext einer globalen Medienkultur setzt, wobei europäischen Koproduktionen und reziproken Austauschbeziehungen mit lateinamerikanischen, asiatischen und afrikanischen Kinematographien besondere Aufmerksamkeit zukommt.